Macfab signs on as Launch Canada sponsor

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Macfab announces sponsorship support for Launch Canada amateur rocketry competition

NEWS RELEASE: August 1, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, has today announced that Macfab has become a corporate sponsor of Launch Canada, an Ontario-based non-profit founded by amateur rocketry evangelist Adam Trumpour. Macfab, together with other sponsors, will fund Launch Canada's upcoming launch competitions for student- and amateur-based rocketry teams across Canada.

"We first met Adam Trumpour at a space industry conference," says Joe Magyar, Macfab's business development director. "We were so impressed by his enthusiasm for Canada's space sector, we featured him in a Macfab video profile. When we heard about Launch Canada, we immediately wanted to be part of this exciting venture."

"Industry support is critical to Launch Canada's success," says Adam Trumpour. "We are delighted that Macfab recognized the value of nurturing Canada's future space leaders. Thank you, Team Macfab!"

Adam Trumpour - Launch Canada

Launch Canada founder and director, Adam Trumpour

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security. Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca.

Macfab attends 33rd AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites

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NEWS RELEASE: July 30, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend the 33rd AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, held August 3-8 at Utah State University, Logan Utah.

This year's conference theme, "Driving a Revolution," focuses on technical and development issues, together with new business opportunities arising from today's  "ever-growing trend toward missions using tens, hundreds, or even thousands of small satellites to achieve revolutionary effects."

"This conference has been one of the most successful and productive for Macfab," says Macfab's Business Development Director Joe Magyar. "We've connected with a number of new companies in each of the past two years we've attended. This year we look forward to visiting our existing customers and connecting once again with new prospects."

At last year's SmallSat conference, Macfab Business Development Director Joe Magyar at the NewSpace Systems booth with James Barrington-Brown, CEO, and Leehandi de Witt, Sales and Marketing Manager.

Space Inventor CEO Karl Kaas at his booth at SmallSat 2018

SmallSat Conference 2019

Widely regarded as one of the world's premiere space industry events, the SmallSat conference draws scientists, technologists, researchers and industry specialists from across the globe.

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security. Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca.

Macfab landing soon at 53rd Paris Air Show

News, Paris Air Show, Space and satellites

News release, June 11, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will present its space and satellite development and production services at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, held June 17-23. Macfab’s exhibit is part of the Ontario Pavilion, to be located in Hall 3 – C60.

The Paris Air Show, the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world, is expected this year to attract over 2300 exhibitors from 48 countries, representing virtually every facet of the commercial, civil and defense aviation sectors.

Paris Air Show logo - Macfab news release
Paris Air Show - Macfab news release

“Macfab brings some very unique expertise, and over 12 years of experience, in the space and satellite market,” says Macfab’s business development director Joe Magyar. “At our display, we'll have samples of components we’ve manufactured with extremely challenging materials, such as titanium and magnesium, which are highly valued for their performance in orbit.”

Reaction wheel - Macfab news release

Reaction wheel with Macfab-manufactured rotor

Rotor for reaction wheel

“The Paris Air Show will be a very timely event for Macfab,” says Pamela Kanter, Senior Economic Officer with Ontario’s Trade and Investment Office, co-located at the Canadian Embassy in Paris. “The space sector is thriving in France. Macfab is well-positioned build on the strong commercial ties linking France to Canada, and to Ontario. Macfab and its European customers stand to benefit from the opportunities associated with CETA, the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.”

Separation ring
Honeycomb panel

Separation ring 

Honeycomb panel (detail)

Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the renowned Space Flight Laboratory at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

About Macfab

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security. Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca.

Macfab showcases its space and satellite resources at CASI ASTRO 2019

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News release, June 7, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be exhibiting its development and production capabilities at Astro 2019, presented by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). The event will be held June 17-19 in Laval, Quebec.

Astro 2019 brings together business, academic and government leaders from Canada and around the world. This year’s event, CASI’s 19th astronautics conference, will focus on “Space for Business,” with special emphasis on Canada’s capabilities, and notably the growing number of small- and mid-size companies in the fast-growing space sector.

Astro 2019 - Macfab
Astro 2019 - CASA - Macfab news release
Sun sensor 2 - Macfab

Two sun sensor housings manufactured by Macfab, both sun sensors but with very different design criteria.

“I’m very excited to be bringing the Macfab story to this event,” says Charles Day, Macfab’s R&D director. “We have over a dozen years of experience in this sector, and in that time we’ve developed several unique and highly specialized capabilities. One area we’ll be presenting, for example, is our work with complex satellite components, which often utilize challenging materials such as magnesium and titanium. I’ll have some component samples at our booth that we’re very proud of and I look forward to sharing our experiences with friends and colleagues new and old.”

Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the renowned Space Flight Laboratory at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

About Macfab

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security. Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca.

Macfab partners with Ontario government for 53rd International Paris Air Show

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News release, June 4, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, is joining forces with the Ontario government’s Export Business Services Branch, together with other Ontario companies, to participate at the 53rd International Paris Air Show, held June 17-23. The Ontario Pavilion will be located in Hall 3 – C60.

The Paris Air Show began over a hundred years ago. It is the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world, expected this year to attract over 2300 exhibitors from 48 countries, representing virtually every facet of the commercial, civil and defence aviation sectors.

Macfab will showcase its development and production resources and services, focusing specifically on the space and satellite industry, one of the company’s core market sectors. “We bring over a dozen years of experience to the table in this market,” says Macfab’s business development director Joe Magyar. “The Paris Air Show is a great opportunity for us to connect with new prospects as well as many of our current customers, and we’re especially excited to be part of the Ontario government’s presentation.”

Paris Air Show - Ontario Pavilion - Macfab news release
Paris Air Show - Macfab news release
Paris Air Show logo - Macfab news release

Ontario has been represented at the Paris Air Show for over 13 years. “This year Ontario will have its strongest presence to date,” says Rita Patlan, Area Director, International Trade Programs Division, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “There will be 18 exhibitors within our pavilion. Another eight companies are exhibiting separately from our display, and I know of at least 18 other companies that will be attending as well.”

In addition to its pavilion, the Ontario government will schedule B2B meetings and support several events, providing additional opportunities for its participating companies to connect with prominent business leaders and government officials.

“For international buyers, Ontario’s message is a compelling one,’ says Rita Patlan. “There are Ontario-made components and systems on virtually every aircraft in the world, and many of our key players will be in Paris with us, so they can meet face to face. Our job is to bring buyers together with Ontario businesses. We are happy to be working this year with Macfab as part of our business development efforts.”

Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the University of Toronto’s renowned Institute for Aerospace Studies and its Space Flight Laboratory, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

About Macfab

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security.

Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca

Macfab co-sponsors ESA’s upcoming 2019 Living Planet Symposium

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NEWS RELEASE: May 7, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of critical components and sub-assemblies, is a sponsor of the European Space Agency’s 2019 Living Planet Symposium, to be held this year in Milan, May 13-17.

Macfab will be represented at the Living Planet event by the company’s business development director, Joe Magyar. Macfab also exhibited at the 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 6-10, in Berlin.

“We are extremely proud to sponsor this event,” Joe Magyar says. “Given today’s growing concerns over climate change and environmental sustainability, the need for advanced small satellite-based earth observation has perhaps never been more important. We at Macfab are honoured to play our part, in partnership with our customers, in driving its success.

“I’m also excited about attending the Living Planet symposium for the first time. I look forward to connecting with our many colleagues from Europe and elsewhere, and to meeting new ones as well.”

 About the Symposium

The Living Planet Programme was formed by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1998 as part of its broader programme of scientific- and application-based missions. The symposium, held every three years, today ranks among the largest Earth Observation conferences in the world. The 2019 Symposium is organized with the support of the Italian Space Agency.

The Living Planet Programme was formed by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1998 as part of its broader programme of scientific- and application-based missions.  The symposium, held every three years, is one of the biggest Earth Observation conferences in the world.

The symposium’s fundamental focus is on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society. Today, with the advent of new, disruptive technologies and new public and private sector participants, the symposium will also address the resulting new opportunities, not only in science but also in the business sector.

Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the University of Toronto’s renowned Institute for Aerospace Studies and its Space Flight Laboratory, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

About Macfab

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security.

Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca

For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca

 

Macfab to exhibit at 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation

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NEWS RELEASE: April 30, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of critical components and sub-assemblies, will present the company’s services and capabilities at its exhibit at the 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, May 6-10, in Berlin, Germany.

In addition to its academic and government participants, the IAA symposium today also attracts a growing list of private sector organizations representing the full range of contemporary satellite technologies and earth observation missions and applications.  “Innovative technology and product development have played a major role in accelerating the growth of space-based earth observation, for commercial as well as scientific applications,” says Joe Magyar, Macfab’s business development director. “We are proud of our work in the small satellite field and we’re very excited to bring our story for the first time to the IAA symposium.”

About the International Academy of Astronautics

Founded in Sweden in 1960, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has over 1,00 active members in 83 countries. The academy was originally founded to “foster the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes” and to “promote international cooperation in the advancement of aerospace science.” The IAA cooperates with other academies throughout the world. Its own activities include the symposia and meetings, and the regular publication of its journal, ACTA ASTRONAUTICA, along with an extensive library of scientific and technical books and papers.

 Macfab’s satellite experience and capabilities

Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the University of Toronto’s renowned Institute for Aerospace Studies and its Space Flight Laboratory, a global leader in microsatellites and nanosatellites. The company has supported development and production work in ADCS instruments, structures, communication & electronics, propulsion, and separation systems. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, and optics and photonics.

 About Macfab

Macfab is a contract manufacturer of components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: space & satellites, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security.

Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions. Founded in 1987 in Toronto, Canada, the company today works with science- and technology-based businesses across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Singapore and Australia. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca

For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca

 

Macfab showcasing satellite components and capabilities at NewSpace Europe conference

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NEWS RELEASE: November 21, 2018: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be exhibiting at NewSpace Europe 2018, held November 27-28.

NewSpace Europe is hosted annually by the Luxembourg Space Agency in Luxembourg City. This year’s conference theme, Breaking Barriers, addresses the challenges that need to be overcome in order for the fast-growing space-based economy to fulfill its potential. Over the course of its extensive roster of sessions and presentations, the conference will examine a range of areas, including launch, remote sensing, investment, and communications.

"Ready for prime time": Macfab’s satellite and space industry experience and capabilities

Macfab is an established developer and manufacturer of high-precision components and sub-assemblies. At NewSpace Europe, Macfab's display will feature several satellite components, including a sun sensor housing, a miniature micro-wave housing, a titanium fibre optic adapter, and a magnesium heat sink. Joe Magyar, Macfab's business development director, will be on hand to discuss these and other components as well as Macfab's space-related resources and capabilities in general.

“This is a tremendously exciting time for the space and satellite industry, and for Macfab to build its presence specifically in the new space sector,” says Joe Magyar, Macfab's business development director. “NewSpace Europe offers a wealth of opportunities for us, not only to connect with existing customers, but also to meet new prospects.”

In addition to its long history in the space sector, Macfab has extensive, specialized experience in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, fibre optics, and lasers.

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a leading contract manufacturer of precision custom components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: satellites & space, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security.

Serving customers across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions.

For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca

Macfab attending ESA’s Phi-Week 2018

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NEWS RELEASE: November 7, 2018: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be attending Phi-Week 2018, a five-day event organized by the European Space Agency (ESA), to be held November 12 - 16 in Frascati, Italy.

The event's focus, on "EO open science and futureEO", will explore a comprehensive range of trends, developments and innovative activities. Along with topics specific to the space industry, and to earth observation in particular, other technological and business impacts will also be addressed, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality (AR & VR), and blockchain.

Phi-Week draw an international audience from government, academe and industry, comprising scientists, researchers, business leaders, startups and investors. For more on the event's theme, EO Open Science and Future EO, see the Phi-Week video below.

“We are excited to attend Phi-Week for the first time,” says president Chris Macmorine. “We are growing Macfab's presence in the space and satellite sector, and Phi-Week represents a great opportunity to engage with customers and new prospects, not only in Europe but globally, all in one venue.”

Macfab’s satellite and space industry experience and capabilities

Macfab is an established developer and manufacturer of high-precision components and sub-assemblies, including critical components for reaction wheels, star trackers and sun-sensors, as well as composite structural panels.

In addition to its long history in the space sector, Macfab has extensive, specialized experience in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, fibre optics, and lasers.

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a leading contract manufacturer of precision custom components and sub-assemblies used in four major industry sectors: satellites & space, analytical instruments, optics & photonics, and defence & security.

Serving customers across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, Macfab supports early-stage product development as well as production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions.

For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit: www.macfab.ca

 

Macfab is counting down to next month’s
32nd annual SmallSat conference

News, Space and satellites

NEWS RELEASE: June 5, 2018: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend the 32nd AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, held August 4-9 at Utah State University, Logan Utah.

This year's conference theme, "Delivering Mission Success," addresses the key issues that will further accelerate the smallsat industry's growth, including new technologies, design methods, processes, and operational constructs.

"This is a must-attend event for Macfab," says Macfab's Business Development Director Joe Magyar. "We've enjoyed many excellent contacts in the past. We're especially excited about this year's focus on reducing costs and shortening development cycles, as this is where Macfab truly excels."

Widely regarded as one of the world's premiere space industry events, the Smallsat conference draws scientists, technologists, researchers and industry specialists from across the globe. Student participation, including a competition, is another of the highlights of the conference; this year's event will feature presentations from six finalists for the 26th annual Frank J. Redd Student Competition.

Smallsat Conference 2018 - Macfab

About Macfab Manufacturing

Macfab is a leading contract manufacturer of precision custom components and sub-assemblies for medical, life sciences, avionics and space instruments, and for equipment used in defence and security applications.

Serving customers across North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, Macfab provides prototype and production volumes, and offers a complete suite of precision machining, finishing, cleaning and assembly solutions.

Macfab was founded in 1987 in Toronto, Ontario, and has grown from a small machine shop serving the local engineering community to become a full-fledged manufacturer serving international customers. For more information, write to sales@macfab.ca or visit macfab.ca