Macfab seeks procurement partnerships at DSEI 2017

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

NEWS RELEASE: September 5, 2017: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2017, the world’s leading trade fair in the defence and security industry, to be held September 12-15 in London, England.

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 Ontario Pavilion at Stand N3-626.

Cleanroom assembly - Macfab

DSEI 2017 - Macfab

DSEI 2017 is expected to draw 1,600 exhibitors and 34,000 attendees from over 100 countries. It encompasses the full spectrum of defence and security design and manufacturing, including air, land, sea, defence and joint applications.


Specialized machining collaborations welcome

Several of Macfab’s customers are attending DSEI 2017. Additionally, says business development director Joe Magyar, many attendees are on the company’s list of prospects: “Among the components we supply to our sensor/detector customers, many are made from two exotic materials – titanium alloys, and Kovar, a nickel-cobalt ferrous alloy often used in glass sealing applications.

“Our message at this trade show is that if you have a requirement defined by these special materials, we can help you with that. We welcome the challenge of working with the tougher materials.”

Kovar - IPS diode

A laser diode, manufactured by US-based Innovative Photonic Solutions is contained within a sheath of Kovar that was machined by Macfab both inside and outside over a length of 0.450 inches with a wall thickness of 0.006 inches.

Top right: A titanium fibre optic receptacle with a 0.79 mm diameter through hole; the height dimension is held to a tolerance of +/- 0.003 mm.

Right: A titanium end cap for a laser pump cavity – delivered burr-free, laser-engraved, cleaned, ready for assembly.

Titanium component - Macfab

Titanium component - Macfab

Defence & security procurement partnerships in Canadian markets

Macfab is well established as both a developer and manufacturer of high-precision prototypes, components and sub-assemblies. As such, the company is ideally positioned to collaborate with global firms looking to enhance their access to Canada’s defence- and security-related procurement opportunities. (For details on Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy, click here)

To this end, Macfab is actively pursuing new partnering opportunities in several of its specialized product areas, including trace analysis and detection, night vision systems, guidance systems, and other niche applications.

Ion Emitter

In a classic example of its collaborative R&D with high-tech manufacturers, Macfab worked more than two years with its OEM customer to develop an ion emitter (left) operating at kilovolt levels, used in trace analysis and detection devices. 

Microscopic assembly - 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