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APOMA Unveils New MCC Apprenticeship Video!

Interested in an apprenticeship program for your business? Not quiet sure what it entails? Guess what– there’s a video for that!!

Click HERE to check out the new APOMA MCC Apprenticeship video!

Hear first hand from Dr. Alexis Vogt what the steps are in the process, and see testimonials from Zach Hobbs at Sydor Optics and Kirk Warden at LaCroix Precision Optics. Becoming a Nationally Registered Sponsor for the U.S. Department of Labor approved Optics Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship is easier than you think!

APOMA September 2021 eNews – now available!

We look forward to seeing you at Optifab 2021!  APOMA will be hosting two special events on Wednesday, October 20th:

APOMA General Meeting
In person: 20 October 2021 ∙ 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT, Joseph A Floreano Riverside Convention Center, Highland E/F

Items on the agenda include:

Available Training Grant Funds
New Optics Manufacturing Apprenticeship and insight about upcoming panel
Optics Quality Standard Progress
AmeriCOM authorization and status
Relevant International Trade Regulations
Proposed mentorship program

Panel Discussion on Funding and Support to Establish Registered Apprenticeships to Address Critical Workforce Shortages
In person: 20 October 2021 ∙ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT, Joseph A Floreano Riverside Convention Center, Exhibition Hall

Click HERE to get full details on both events!

Chemetall Precision Microchemicals (BASF)

Optical, electro-optical and photonic materials require extreme precision during machining, finishing and cleaning operations. The critical processes of grinding, drilling, coring, sawing/wire sawing, lapping, polishing, CMP (Chemo-Mechanical Polishing/Planarizing), in and post-process cleaning, ultimately have a major impact on component performance.

High purity, chemically engineered, coolants, lubricants, abrasive slurries/suspensions and cleaners are available for each machining, finishing and cleaning step. Glasses, ceramics, crystals, metals and plastics used in optics fabrication can be processed with Chemetall Precision Microchemicals’ formulations.

Surface perfection and low sub-surface damage is achieved in machining processes with the optimum choice of coolant, lubricant, abrasive slurry and cleaner. Products are chemically engineered for each critical processing step of glasses, crystals and infra-red materials.

Chemetall Precision Microchemicals backed up with the technical resources of BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, is based in Fremont, CA with a large-scale manufacturing factory in Michigan. The company develops and manufactures precision consumables for high technology industries in North America and Europe. A similar R&D and large-scale factory in Singapore services the South East Asian markets.

Microdiamant acquires Eminess Technologies

Microdiamant acquires Eminess Technologies to become the leading global supplier of surface finishing solutions for high-tech materials. The acquisition significantly expands Microdiamant’s international presence and solution offerings while securing a key position in high growth market segments.  Click HERE for complete details!