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.”

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Paris Air Show - Macfab news release
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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 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

 

Macfab to attend International Astronautical Conference

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IAC 2018 - macfab

NEWS RELEASE: September 19, 2018: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will be attending the 69th International Astrononautical Congress (IAC), to be held October 1 - 5 in Bremen, Germany.

IAC 2018 will draw over 4,500 experts from around the world. Sessions and presentations will cover the full scope of space-related disciplines.

“The IAC event is a natural fit for Macfab,” says president Chris Macmorine. “As we continue to expand in the space and small satellite sector, IAC 2018 gives us a great opportunity to meet new prospects and reconnect with our existing customers.”

IAC 2018 "Involving Everyone"

 

In addition to its traditional program structure, IAC 2018 will offer new diversity-related events as part of its theme, "Involving Everyone."  These events will focus on new trends and emerging opportunities, including today's new generation of space experts, the expansion of equal opportunities, the integration of new countries and start-up companies into the global space network, and the promotion of space science to new user groups.

 

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 honeycomb sandwich panels.

The company has a long history in the space sector, most 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. Macfab has specialized expertise in many other areas, including trace analysis and detection, night vision systems, and guidance systems.

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.

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: www.macfab.ca

 

 

Macfab to attend SPIE Optics & Photonics 2018 in San Diego, California

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SPIE Optics & Photonics logo

 SPIE Optics & Photonics ranks as the largest multidisciplinary optical sciences meeting in North America.  

 

NEWS RELEASE: August 14, 2018: Macfab Manufacturing, an international supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies, will attend the SPIE Optics & Photonics conference, held August 19-23, in San Diego, California.

Bringing together specialists from industry, academia, and government, it is the premier event for the presentation and discussion of innovative optical engineering and applications, including nanotechnology, quantum science, and organic photonics.

“The SPIE Optics & Photonics conference provides an ideal opportunity for Macfab to make new connections and explore new partnership opportunities,” says Macfab president Chris Macmorine. ““Macfab has extensive experience in this field, so we're very excited to be able to share our message and also see first-hand the latest advances in the industry.”

Macfab QA lab

Macfab brings niche product development expertise to a growing list of industries and applications

Macfab’s 30-year history is rooted in the development of laboratory equipment for a variety of engineering, medical and scientific applications. Macfab today is well established as both a development partner and contract manufacturer of high-precision prototypes, components and sub-assemblies. The company has deep expertise in trace analysis and detection, night vision systems, and guidance systems. In the avionics/space sector, Macfab produces a range of components and sub-assemblies for microsatellites and nanosatellites.

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries. For more information, visit www.spie.org

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 oil and gas, and defence and security industries. 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: www.macfab.ca

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

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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