Critical component solutions for developers and manufacturers

“Think of Macfab as an "intelligent interface." We've worked closely not only with design engineers but also with scientists and medical practitioners themselves. That makes us good communicators, and therefore good problem-solvers.” – Charles Day, Director of R&D

Optics & photonics







With over 30 years experience in delivering optics and photonics components and sub-assemblies, Macfab has grown and expanded its resources and capabilities to keep pace with the needs of customers. These key advances include:

• Cost-competitive performance at every stage, from prototyping to production and beyond

• Complete quality assurance

• Development support, including faster turnaround on prototypes

• Advanced technologies – in manufacturing, cleaning, testing, and packaging

• The ability to work with a full range of materials

More on Macfab's prototyping and product development initiatives

VIDEO: Edmond Optics profile: Founded in 1942 by Norman Edmund and still operating as a family-owned business today, Edmund Optics is a global leader with a genuine “family atmosphere” that its staff, management and customers all rave about. Watch the video

VIDEO: ASDevices profile: President André Lamontagne describes "innovation" in very concrete terms: 130+ patents in gas chromatography and analysis technologies. Watch the video

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