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.


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.

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