Member News

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: 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-rareearths-army-exclusive/exclusive-us-army-will-fund-rare-earths-plant-for-weapons-development-idUSKBN1YF0HU

 

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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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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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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Jenoptik

JENOPTIK Establishes Application Center in Silicon Valley

Jenoptik, an industry leader in high-performance optical systems and healthcare & industry solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of a West Coast office to enhance customer proximity and leverage growth in the US. The new Jenoptik office, strategically located in Fremont in the Silicon Valley region, will serve the unique engineering and product development needs of the region. Expert

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