It's amazing what can happen in the hands of a prototyping expert.

“Most machine shops have one or two very strong skilled machinists and 20 or 30 machine operators. We’re a reverse model of that: our skill level is very top-heavy.” – Chris Macmorine, president

Prototyping capabilities & deliverables

  • Development: The ability to work with the most complex shapes and geometries – your “mission impossible” projects – is what sets Macfab apart.
  • Precision: Working to tolerances of 0.0001” (0.0025mm)
  • Machinability: We work with virtually all metals, ceramics and engineered plastics.
  • Range: Get milling and turning from micro-machining up to 30 lbs. (15Kg)
  • Turnaround: Tight schedules are the rule, not the exception; we always keep a large inventory of materials on hand.

Although we serve a broad and diverse range of industries, most of our customers have one thing in common: Starting with a given product’s end-use requirement and the design solution that their engineers envision, they want us to do whatever it takes to help them turn that concept into a fully functioning prototype.

That ability – bridging the gap between what’s in the plan and what the manufacturer needs to do to make it happen – is one of the hallmarks of our prototyping team’s capabilities. Rising to the customer’s challenge is what inspires our best work. And that’s been true since Macfab’s inception over three decades ago.

More on Macfab's prototyping and product development initiatives

Prototyping and the pursuit of perfection: An interview with Vishay Precision Group’s Lesya Blagova   You don’t need to be a perfectionist – or do you? Here’s a bird’s-eye view of prototyping made “easy.” Read the interview

Precision Instrument Component R&D   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

High-precision Prototyping: A Customer Success Story   KELK’s Mark Dresser describes Macfab’s role in high-precision prototyping for its non-contacting measurement instruments. View story

Outsourcing for High-precision Prototyping and Manufacturing: Case Study    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