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SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

MACFAB LAUNCHES VIDEO SERIES WITH “CELEBRATING OUR FIRST 30 YEARS”

David and Chris Macmorine, with others on the Macfab team, share their insights in this overview of the company’s development. View video

JUNE 2017 FEATURE

WHAT DOES QUALITY LOOK LIKE – 1,000 KILOMETERS FROM EARTH?

Two veterans of Canada’s space industry discuss their definition of quality, its impact on their business, and Macfab’s role in helping them achieve and sustain their standards. View story

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APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

MACFAB REACHES FOR THE STARS

Our key take-aways from the 33rd annual Space Symposium View story

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MARCH 2017 FEATURE

INNOVATION RULES  AT CAPSTONE DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

The University of Waterloo Engineering department’s flagship design competition is a win-win-win – for students, faculty and businesses alike. See the highlights

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FEBRUARY 2017 SPECIAL FEATURE

CYBERSECURITY RISKS AND SOLUTIONS FOR MANUFACTURERS

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No company is immune to the increasingly sophisticated threats to cybersecurity. Yet according to cybersecurity expert Brigadier General (retired) John Turnbull, as much as 80% of your vulnerability can be eliminated by following some very basic rules. View story

WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER

MACFAB PURSUES NEW SPACE INDUSTRY MARKETS

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As the satellites get smaller, the opportunities get bigger.Canadian companies (including Macfab) already have a strong reputation in this sector – and a strong trade group to help drive growth, View story

FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER

PRECISION INSTRUMENT COMPONENT R&D

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How does a small company like Macfab innovate and compete globally in its precision instrument component markets? In this feature, Ernst & Young’s Manjit Kochhar and Macfab’s R&D manager Charles Day describe one of the key ingredients in Macfab’s secret sauce: the Canadian government’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program. View story

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY

HIGH-PRECISION PROTOTYPING: A CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY

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KELK’s Mark Dresser describes Macfab’s role in high-precision prototyping for its non-contacting measurement instruments. View story

FALL 2016 NEWSLETTER

CANADA’S ITB POLICY IS A WIN-WIN PROPOSITION FOR GLOBAL CONTRACTORS AND LOCAL SUPPLIERS ALIKE
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Canada’s new defence procurement strategy introduces significant new changes – and benefits – for the bidding criteria and requirements that will affect upcoming procurement contracts. View story

SUMMER 2016 NEWSLETTER

NORWAY’S ONS 2016 CONFERENCE MIRRORS UPBEAT MOOD OF “AN INDUSTRY IN TRANSITION”

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Focusing on key take-aways that apply to any industry, this feature offers highlights from industry and government leaders at one of the world’s largest oil & gas conferences.  View story

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CONQUERING THE CHALLENGES OF SPACE FLIGHT, ONE SYSTEM, ONE MICRO-ASSEMBLY,  AT A TIME:  MACFAB’S 10-PLUS YEAR HISTORY WITH UTIAS

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High precision components, mission-critical assembly and quality management systems – and as a matter of fact, this actually IS rocket science… Based on an interview with Charles Day, Macfab’s manager of research and development, this article describes the evolution of Macfab’s work with the University of Toronto Institute of Aerospace Studies. View this story

SPRING 2016 NEWSLETTER

OUTSOURCING FOR HIGH-PRECISION PROTOTYPING AND MANUFACTURING: CASE STUDY

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In the highly specialized world of laboratory hardware design and manufacturing, great products often consist of numerous components, many of which are equally challenging to produce. In this case study, read about the challenges facing Analytical Flow Products (AFP) – cost being one of them but far from the only one – and the results Macfab delivered. View this story

WINTER 2016 NEWSLETTER

MACFAB THEN AND NOW: A TWO-PART FEATURE STORY

Part One: The Good (and Not-so-Good) Old Days

Read about the company’s early years and founder David Macmorine’s unique role in linking customers’ ideas and machinists’ skills. View this story

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Part Two: Retooling the Business

Current president Chris Macmorine describes Macfab’s present-day successes with his father’s founding principles View this story

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