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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!

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

2020 APOMA Tech Workshop – POSTPONED

After much consideration within the APOMA leadership team, the upcoming Colorado Tech Workshop slated for November 2020 has been postponed until 2022. However, much of the course material has already been created and we are working on ways to distribute the content to you. The insights from our courses and speakers will be made available through various digital platforms.

Please keep an eye out in your inbox for further information. Thank you for your continued support and please take care and be safe.


Lee Steneken

APOMA Board President-Elect and 2020 Tech Workshop Chair

IRD White Paper Provides Guidelines for Design of Precision Super Hard Components

IRD Glass (IRD), a premier fabricator of custom precision optics, including those from super hard materials including sapphire and many ceramics, has announced availability of a new white paper titled “5 Most Common Mistakes in Designing Precision Super Hard Components”.  Click IRD Glass Press Release – Super Hard Materials White Paper (January 2020) for the full release with a link to the free White Paper.

APOMA General Meeting at Photonics West 2020

We hope you can join us at our Annual APOMA General Meeting at Photonics West in San Francisco!  Details are as follows:

APOMA General Meeting

Wednesday February 5th, 8:00am-945am

Park Central Hotel, Franciscan Room (3rd level)


U.S. Army will fund rare earths plant for weapons development

The U.S. Army plans to fund construction of rare earths processing facilities, part of an urgent push by Washington to secure domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons and electronics, according to a government document seen by Reuters. Full story at link below: