News Categories: 2014

Winner of Mastercam Innovator of the Future Contest

Mastercam’s IOF competition helps introduce students to real-world manufacturing by challenging them to put their own creative twist on a specific part to be judged by a special guest from the manufacturing industry, which this year was Optimax. Students designed and machined an aerospace mirror similar in design and function to mirrors that are used

Local Manufacturers Shine on Their Day

Nine Rochester-area companies will welcome visitors The day is a coordinated effort of manufacturing companies to show the public what modern manufacturing is like while generating interest in manufacturing part of this year’s Manufacturing Day

Best Practices for Recruiting and Hiring the Long-Term Unemployed

The roundtable discussion was hosted by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez and focused, on lessons learned and best practices that included reviewing advertising and hiring practices to not discriminate against candidates solely based on unemployment status, as well as to cast a broad net to encourage qualified candidates to apply, and share

2014 NYATEP Buiness Leadership Award for Workforce Development

It was with a strong recommendation and a glowing recommendation that Mike and Optimax were selected as the recipient of this award for representing New York state at the national level, and contributing greatly to the important debate about investment in skills both locally and at a national level.   &nbsp

Employee Spotlight: Joseph Spilman

 Name: Joseph Spilman  Title: Sr. Business Development Manager  Role: Help leverage Optimax’s expertise by identifying new business opportunities.  Education: BS, Optics, University of Rochester  Experience: More than 10 years of engineering, sales and business development experience in the optics market.  My favorite thing to do: Mountain Biking  One thing I can’t live without: Family &

Website: Optimax in Space

New interactive features describing Optimax lenses on-board NASA missions. Optimax is proud to have participated in many NASA programs; supplying high-quality imaging lenses designed for position sensing, mapping landforms, and optical analysis. Check-out our upgraded Optimax in Space webpage telling more of an interactive story of these missions and the optics on-board. Check out the

Optimax One of Rochester’s Top Workplaces

As voted by our employees Rochester Top Workplaces 2014 ranked Optimax ninth for midsized business. The Top Workplaces are determined solely on third party conducted employee feedback. More than 800 workplaces were invited to take part in the survey and 45 companies made the cut. Criteria includes questions like: Are people fairly paid? How good

On the Road: SPIE Optics+Photonics

 August SPIE Optics+Photonics Hear the latest research in optical engineering and applications, solar energy, nanotechnology, and organic photonics. Optimax Featuring: HEL Coatings • World Class Damage Thresholds (pulsed/CW) • Low Absorption • Low Defect Counts Where:San Diego, California When: August 17-21 2014 Stop by and see Optimax at Booth #520   September Strategies in Biophotonics

OEM Production Optics

Optimax is well known for prototype optical components. With our recent expansion, Optimax has capacity for full rate production. With more than 100 opticians, Optimax should be your source for high quality production optics. Three Reasons to Choose Optimax 1) Quality: system performance 2) Minimize Risk: total cost of ownership 3) Save Time: shorter delivery

Optics Made in USA

Why manufacturing in the United States is growing and helping our economy thrive Why does Made in USA matter? Today, it is about creating jobs to support our growing economy.Manufacturing is one of the main industries fueling the comeback. However, even today there are still many misconceptions about working in a modern day manufacturing facility.

Wayne County High School Teachers Visit as part of STEM Partnership

Grant funds professional development in science, math and engineering instructional practices for Regional Science Consortium. Nineteen teachers and administrators from Wayne County high schools participated. This new, two-year program, launched this summer, consists of technology workshops, curriculum development, mentoring and laboratory participation. It is intended to expose teachers to scientific and engineering practices, improve their

This Was Not the Land that Kodak Forgot

The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster sought ways to promote itself and grow jobs in the Rochester region

Local Company Gets More Answers from White House Worker Training Programs

Wayne County optics firm Optimax is an example of public-private partnership initiatives Vice President Joe Biden talked about on his visit to Rochester in February 2014.  News

Website: Updated Inspection Options & Interactive Manufacturing Tolerance Chart

Inspection Options Optimax now offers three different inspection data options, including a custom inspection data packet to ensure performance: Standard: Certificate of Conformance Enhanced: 100% inspection of key attributes Custom: special test plan to provide additional data as needed, e.g. Laser Damage Testing Check out the new options Manufacturing Tolerance Chart We’ve taken our classic