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.
Arizona Photonics Days to be offered in March 2021
Call for 2021 APOMA Board Nominations
Funding for Registered Apprenticeships
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!
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Featuring a request for your support for the new Optics & Photonics Caucus, as well as updates on the APOMA Bylaws/elections and virtual optics training from MCC. https://conta.cc/31XvoVP
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.
APOMA Board President-Elect and 2020 Tech Workshop Chair
Kudos to the APOMA members involved in this effort! Please see the full article at the following weblink:
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.
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)