Security and Defense

CNC Security Solutions for Security & Defense

For decades Macfab has been a leader in precision CNC machining for the security and defense industry. Our clients continue to select us for our deep knowledge of regulatory requirements, thorough record-keeping and traceability of materials, and clean room-ready parts, delivered directly to our customer’s assembly area.

While you won’t find the Macfab name on the side of the screening and threat detection units at airports, border crossings or in the hands of defensive forces, our clients are global leaders in detection and screening technology. With our components and assemblies are sold in over 200 countries, our clients continue to select Macfab for our extensive knowledge and experience in threat and trace detection.

As a total solutions provider we work to the highest standards and the most stringent requirements of the security and defence industry. Our extensive manufacturing capabilities, range of ancillary services, comprehensive inspection and reporting systems, and product traceability deliver both quality and dependability of completed parts and assemblies to our customers.

Our customers have grown their market share as a result of our contribution to the research, development and manufacture of trace detection components in the security and defense industry.

Proven Expertise in Security Solutions

Airport Security Solutions

Today, international travel involves airport security to keep travelers and their belongings safe.  The security devices that travelers and cargo pass through quickly test for multiple types of narcotics or trace amounts of explosives.

With increased international security concerns, increasingly these devices are being added to sports venues, and portable units are being used for large gatherings of people at events.  Macfab produces the high precision components and assemblies used to build these trace detection systems.

Border and Internal Security Solutions

Macfab is a globally recognized manufacturer of high precision components and assemblies for trace detection. Our solutions detect the presence of explosives and narcotics in organic and inorganic compounds in the air and on materials passing through security systems.  Such trace residue testing devices are used by military forces, border security, internal security forces and police to keep our communities safe.

As the global demands for smaller portable handheld detection technology, Macfab continues to lead the way through R&D with decades of experience behind us.

Engineering Excellence in Optical and Trace Detection

Our manufacturing engineers use their wealth of expertise to develop innovative solutions to assist in solving security and defense challenges, specifically in the manufacture of optical and trace detection devices.

We also bring to the table our accumulated proprietary knowledge obtained through decades of manufacturing process R&D with know-how, materials, tooling, fixturing, machining, programming, and sequencing to create well planned manufacturing process operations.

We are true partners to our customers, from part design to part production.  Our engineers are actively engaged from prototype development through to final production for the lowest total cost of ownership, best quality part.

Full Suite of Services for Security and Defense Requirements

We are a full end to end solutions provider to the security and defense industry. In addition to our very high precision, tight tolerance CNC machining work the Macfab team offers a range of additional services.

Additional Services


Our parts finishing, optical assembly and cleaning services can accelerate product development, and ensure delivery of high quality, cost effective parts to our customer’s facility.



Macfab offers multiple deburring methods to ensure metal-to-metal sealing. This reduces contamination issues from a polymer seal and improves test reliability.

Clean room services


Inside our ISO 7 cleanroom, we have an array of cleaning methods our expert engineers can utilize to meet your requirements, including final testing options.  Our cleanroom includes precision assembly operations.

Specialty Packaging


With our clean room packaging solutions, your parts will stay contaminate free.

Your Partner in CNC Security Solutions

Macfab has been part of the continued vigilance against terrorism and narcotics trafficking with proprietary knowledge and proven expertise.  Our engineering excellence, investments in research and development, latest technology and proven expertise in high precision CNC machining have made us a valued partner to the global security and defence industry and the preferred choice of global leaders.

Learn more about our Security and Defense solutions