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FLIR Systems

As a premier designer and manufacturer of high-quality precision optical components, assemblies, and systems, FLIR Systems Precision Optics Group has been providing optical solutions for defense, industrial and commercial markets around the globe.  Our focus on quality has earned us a reputation as a world-class provider of optical solutions supporting a wide array of market applications. FLIR’s optics capabilities include Optical Engineering, Fabrication, Coating, Patterning (Reticles, etc.), Laser Materials and Optical Assemblies.  Our expertise extends across Visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR applications.

With locations in Freeport PA, Bozeman MT, and Wilsonville OR, we have experts available to discuss your optics needs and a combined team of 100 technicians and engineers ready to make your custom optical components or optical assemblies.

A more detailed listing of our capabilities in optical materials, optics manufacturing, coating and metrology equipment can be found at: or email us at

ER Precision Optical Corporation

ER Precision has full optics fabrication and IR crystal growth capabilities located in our Orlando, Florida factory.  We are moving this summer/fall 10 miles north to a new facility in Apopka, FL.  Employees receive full benefits and relocation compensation.

Job Description — Skillful optician able to grind and polish optical substrates, especially IR crystals, into precision lenses and windows per MILSPEC or ANSI specifications with many of the following tools: spindles, continuous polishers, CNC work stations (understanding of mastercam/solidworks is helpful), inspection equipment, interferometers, auto-collimators, calipers, depth micrometers, etc.

Please contact with resume if interested.

From the Apoma President

Letter from the President

Dear Members, with great pleasure and the upmost pride, I write to you. We are now in our 30th year! What an amazing accomplishment and it is all due to membership commitments from you, our members. We have many benefits, in addition we continue to offer each APOMA member discounts to North America’s largest Optical Fabrication Show, OPTIFAB.

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IRD Ceramic Glass Tubes

The Latest In Industry Leading Precision Optical Homogenizers

IRD Glass (IRD) has announced its ability to deliver production quantities of custom precision homogenizers using its latest manufacturing processes and equipment. These developments and the resulting quality of IRD manufactured homogenizers are explained in its newly published white paper titled “Custom Optical Homogenizers Competitive with Stock Components? Not a Light-Pipe Dream”.

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Denton Vacuum

Denton Vacuum is currently hiring for the position listed above. For complete details, please click below for the full Job Description. The candidate will serve as an Applications Scientist and subject matter expert for developing thin-film optical coating solutions employing reactive sputtering, ion-assisted evaporation, thermal evaporation, and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition. The candidate will also provide technical support to Engineering and R&D departments, function as an in-house optics expert and assist with equipment design, vendor selection, experimental design and analysis, and presentation of findings.

ESCO Optics

Growth continues as Esco Optics opens a Rochester, NY office

Optical component manufacturer, Esco Optics, is pleased to announce an expanded presence within the industry by adding a new office, as well as new key personnel.

Esco Optics will have a new, fully staffed office in Rochester, NY. This new venture is now referenced colloquially as Esco North and will allow Esco to grow their relationships and service current customers in the hub of optics. “This is exciting for everyone involved. As a top optics provider, this office gives us a stronger footprint within the fabric of Rochester,” says Ron Schulmerich, Business Development Manager.

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Dynavac is seeking a high-performing Sales Engineer to meet revenue growth targets in our newly-formed Field Service Engineering (FSE) division. This Sales Engineer will be responsible for maximizing sales efforts by improving and expanding Dynavac’s system support and upgrade services business.

Dynavac, located in Hingham MA (south of Boston), is an engineering and manufacturing company that builds custom high vacuum process capital equipment for a range of applications that include aerospace testing and thin-film coatings. Work orders are project-based, typically unique, and range in size and scope from < $50,000 to $10MM +.

For more information on the position, including how to apply, please click on the link below:

Ross Optical Industries

Ross Optical Industries is Acquired by Precision Optics Corporation

El Paso, TX, July 9, 2019 Ross Optical Industries, Inc (Ross Optical), a provider of custom, precision-engineered solutions for the optical market, announced today that it has been acquired by Precision Optics Corporation, Inc. (OTCQB: PEYE) (“Precision Optics”). Precision Optics is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced optical instruments for the medical and defense industries.

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Mark Optics, Inc.

The Manufacturing Manager has a high-level of technical expertise and is responsible for the development and improvement of manufacturing processes by analyzing and evaluating product and manufacturing methodology. They will have substantial experience in the fabrication of visible, IR and UV optical components. This individual’s goals will be to make improvements to current processes as well as introduce new ideas and processes that will improve shop flow and quality expectations. The individual will be responsible for testing, training, and continual monitoring of work processes. They must be detail-oriented, able to communicate clearly and strong documentation capabilities. The manager will oversee up to 10 employees.

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