April 2015


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Newsletter April 2015

OptiFab 2015

Optifab, the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition held in North America will take place October 12-15 this year. Organized by APOMA and SPIE, this is your opportunity to interact with worldwide experts in the field of optical fabrication.

Call for Papers:
Present your work at Optifab 2015 - Present a technical or commercial paper, sharing your commercial product breakthroughs and research results.

Submission Dates:

  • Abstracts - 30 March 2015 (Late submissions will be considered)
  • Author Notification - 12 June 2015
  • Manuscripts - 3 August 2015

If you are interested in presenting at Optifab 2015, see the full details for submission.

Student Travel Grants & Best Poster Awards:
APOMA is ​encouraging students to gain first hand exposure to issues important to the optics industry by participating in Optifab 2015. Travel grants and awards for outstanding student posters are being awarded again this year to qualifying students. Please see the full award guidelines if you would like more information.

  Optifab 2015
  "Optifab is a great show, it's inexpensive, and has attendees who are hands-on in the
optics/photonics industry."

~ Robert Sherman, President
Applied Surface Technologies

APOMA Annual Meetingwny optics/photonics
golf tournament

Thursday, July 16th 2015
Shadow Lake and Shadow Pines Golf Clubs Penfield, NY

Don't forget to register for the annual WNY Optics/Photonics Golf Tournament! This great charity event has raised a total of $200,000 to benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital. The event has grown to include more than 300 participants from around the world since ​the first tournament in 2000. For more information, email wnyoptics@rochester.rr.com.

SPIE Startup Challenge AMTech grant initiative

Special thanks to
the individuals at EMF Corp, Lumetrics, Empire Precision, Ross Optical, Glass Fab, Cosmo Optics, and Zygo for their valuable input about the AMTech grant!

We still need to hear from other APOMA members in order for the Roadmapping Initiative to succeed! Your participation can help identify opportunities for America’s optics manufacturing center, and all you have to do is give us your input!

Please schedule your interview with Megan Shay before May 6, 2015. You can email her or call her at 607-280-6100.

Member Spotlight
Engis Corporation is a global leader in superabrasive solutions, offering a range of grinding, honing, lapping and polishing products as well as fully configured finishing systems. With extensive expertise in industrial diamond and three process development labs, Engis develops high quality products such as diamond slurries, engineered diamond compound and electroplated grinding wheels. The engineering staff also designs and kits out machine tool systems, a capability that is unique to Engis. Engis Corporation

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