Macfab sponsors, attends, 11th European Cubesat Symposium

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Shown: Student-designed cube satellite at the University of Aalborg’s Institute of Electronic Systems

NEWS RELEASE: September 5, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, is a participating sponsor of the 11th European Cubesat Symposium, held September 11-13 at the University of Luxembourg.

The symposium provides a snapshot of the cubesat world, from technology demonstrators and scientific missions to the future technologies and the space exploration.This year’s event will emphasize the role of cubesats, and of satellite businesses large and small, in driving the commercial NewSpace phenomenon.  

“We’re very proud to support this year’s symposium,” says Joe Magyar, Macfab’s business development director. “For us, this event provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with our colleagues in the satellite industry, in Europe and beyond, and also to meet new ones. Space is a fast-growing, fast-moving industry and we treat events such as the Cubesat Symposium as a top priority.”

The European Cubesat Symposium is organized by the Luxembourg Space Agency, the University of Luxembourg, and the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

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 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 Attends Laser World of Photonics 2019

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NEWS RELEASE: June 24, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend Laser World of Photonics 2019, the world’s leading trade fair in the photonics industry, to be held June 24-27 in Munich, Germany. Macfab will host an exhibit at the Canada Pavilion as part of a trade mission organized by the Ontario government’s Export Services Branch. Attendees are invited to visit the Canada Pavilion at Hall B1, Stand 527.

Attendees and exhibitors at the Laser World event cover the full spectrum of laser and photonics designers and manufacturers, in markets including optics, electrical engineering, tool and machine manufacturing, and precision mechanics. The space and satellite sector, one of Macfab's core markets, is another area in which photonics and laser applications are in growing demand.

Laser World of Photonics 2019 - Macfab

The Laser World event is known officially as the 25th International Trade Fair and Congress for Optical Technologies— Components, Systems and Applications. The trade show, with its numerous lectures, presentations and plenary sessions, attracts over 32,000 visitors from 73 countries, including over 1,200 exhibitors from 42 countries.

Optics & photonics

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 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 Attending 35th Annual Space Symposium

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NEWS RELEASE: April 3, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend the 35th annual Space Symposium, April 8-11, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company will be represented at the Canada booth, sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in Denver.

Attracting thousands of attendees each year, the Space Symposium brings together leaders from across the globe, representing commercial, government and military space organizations of every shape and description.

“The Space Symposium has become one of our key events annually,” says Joe Magyar, Macfab’s Business Development Director. “We get to reconnect with customers and industry colleagues from all over the world, and we’ve made new contacts every time we’ve attended. I look forward to another great experience in beautiful Colorado Springs.”

Macfab’s satellite and space industry experience and capabilities

A leading manufacturer of critical components and sub-assemblies, Macfab has a long and impressive history in the space sector, notably through its work with the University of Toronto’s 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

Winners of Macfab-sponsored Best Project Award Announced at 2019 Capstone Design Symposium

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This year’s Capstone Design Symposium featured 42 projects involving 181 students and several hundred visitors. 

NEWS RELEASE: April 2, 2019: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, is pleased to announce the winner of the Macfab-sponsored Best Overall Project Award at the 2019 Capstone Design Symposium at the University of Waterloo’s Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department. The award was presented Friday evening, March 22, by Macfab's Director of R&D, Charles Day.

The winning project was for the development of a low-cost modular battery pack system. The system represents a convenient high-voltage, energy-dense power source, and will serve significant untapped markets, including a range of design, research and industry applications.

CAPSTONE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM 2019 WINNERS

Macfab’s Charles Day (left) and Professor Steve Lambert (right) pose with the winning team, shown here (from left to right):Riley Stone, Keith Teeple, Robert Rowland, Nicolas Benais-Thomson, and Ethan Hamshaw.

“We are delighted to participate in the Capstone Design event,” says Macfab president Chris Macmorine. “This is the third year we’ve sponsored this award, and we continue to be amazed by the talent these students bring to the competition. We congratulate not only the winning team but all the participants for their great work.”

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 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