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Optimax Named One of Rochester’s Top Workplaces

The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. The employee survey was conducted by Workplace Dynamics, with more than 800 workplaces invited to take part in the survey and 45 companies made the cut. See full list of Top Workplaces Related Topics:Tools & ChartsRotational Le ....

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Optimax Contributes 10K to Inagural FAME Scholarship

The new FAME scholarship will be offered to students pursuing an education that prepares them for employment in advanced manufacturing. Optimax CEO Rick Plympton presented Karen Springmeier, FLWIB Executive Director, with a check for $10,000 at the annual FAME event in January to get the fun ....

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Make the 5% Pledge

To succeed, manufacturers need a skilled workforce, strong business model, leadership and a thriving community. It has become a challenge to find qualified workers. Now is the time, to unite and pledge to expand our workforce and long-term prosperity. How? We are asking companies to pledg ....

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Short Course: Infrared Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1136)

Short Course: Infrared Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1136) Instructor: Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Ph.D., Director of Engineering This course is designed to give the optical engineer or lens designer an introduction to the technologies and techniques ....

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Jim VanKouwenberg Receives MCC Service Award For Career Technical Education

Jim dedicates much of his free time teaching the next generation about optics, both internally at Optimax and in the community at East High School and Monroe Community College (MCC). Related Topics:AndiFreeformsRotational Leadership Program

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Employee Spotlight: Joe Serio

Name: Joe Serio Title: Group Leader Role: Joe currently is a group leader specializing in prototype spheres and flats. Experience: He has spent his entire career here at Optimax starting as an optician and moving his way up to team leader, Manufacturing Engineering Technologist (MET) and now a ....

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Presentation: Freeform optical manufacturing and testing processes for IR conformal window and domes

Presentation: Freeform optical manufacturing and testing processes for IR conformal window and domes  Presented by: Kate Medicus, Ph.D., Metrologist Freeforms require special manufacturing and testing considerations and do not easily lend themselves to utilizing traditional optical specificatio ....

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Freedom of Freeforms

Customers trust Optimax to create high-quality optics and deliver them fast, and our freeforms are no exception. Freeform optical shapes or optical surfaces are gaining popularity with lens designers and optical system integrators. Now, there are optical fabrication processes that include gener ....

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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 t ....

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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 t ....

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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 inclu ....

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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: ....

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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) Min ....

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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 ....

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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. L ....

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Optimax Contributes 10K to Inagural FAME Scholarship

The new FAME scholarship will be offered to students pursuing an education that prepares them for em...
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Make the 5% Pledge

To succeed, manufacturers need a skilled workforce, strong business model, leadership and a thriving...
Read more

Freedom of Freeforms

Customers trust Optimax to create high-quality optics and deliver them fast, and our freeforms are n...
Read more

Short Course: Infrared Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1136)

Short Course: Infrared Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1136)...
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Jim VanKouwenberg Receives MCC Service Award For Career Technical Education

Jim dedicates much of his free time teaching the next generation about optics, both internally at Op...
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Employee Spotlight: Joe Serio

Name: Joe Serio Title: Group Leader Role: Joe currently is a group leader specializing in prot...
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Jim VanKouwenberg Receives MCC Service Award For Career Technical Education

Jim dedicates much of his free time teaching the next generation about optics, both internally at Op...
Read more

Short Course: Infrared Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1136)

Short Course: Infrared Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1136)...
Read more

Presentation: Freeform optical manufacturing and testing processes for IR conformal window and domes

Presentation: Freeform optical manufacturing and testing processes for IR conformal window and domes...
Read more

Presentation: Freeform optical manufacturing and testing processes for IR conformal window and domes...
Read more

Freedom of Freeforms

Customers trust Optimax to create high-quality optics and deliver them fast, and our freeforms are n...
Read more

Make the 5% Pledge

To succeed, manufacturers need a skilled workforce, strong business model, leadership and a thriving...
Read more

Optimax Contributes 10K to Inagural FAME Scholarship

The new FAME scholarship will be offered to students pursuing an education that prepares them for em...
Read more

Optimax: Customer Success & Employee Prosperity

Optimax achieves operational excellence by investing in cutting-edge technology, advancing its peopl...
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Optimax Named One of Rochester's Top Workplaces

        See full list of Top Workplaces...
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Employee Spotlight: Joseph Spilman

 Name: Joseph Spilman  Title: Sr. Business Development Manager  Role: Help leverage Optimax...
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Website: Optimax in Space

New interactive features describing Optimax lenses on-board NASA missions. Optimax is proud to have...
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Optimax One of Rochester's Top Workplaces

As voted by our employees Rochester Top Workplaces 2014 ranked Optimax ninth for midsized business....
Read more

On the Road: SPIE Optics+Photonics

 August SPIE Optics+Photonics Hear the latest research in optical engineering and applicati...
Read more

OEM Production Optics

Optimax is well known for prototype optical components. With our recent expansion, Optimax has capac...
Read more

Optics Made in USA

Why manufacturing in the United States is growing and helping our economy thrive Why does Made ...
Read more

Website: Updated Inspection Options & Interactive Manufacturing Tolerance Chart

Inspection Options Optimax now offers three different inspection data options, including a custom...
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The Estimator: Estimate the Cost of Your Prototype Optics

The Estimator is a unique tool designed to allow an optical designer to input parameters and adjust ...
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Executive Perspectives On The World Of Optics And Photonics

At Photonics West 2014 ,seven top executives from photonics and optics companies offered insights on...
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Local Company Gets More Answers from White House Worker Training Programs

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Employee Spotlight: Tom Starin

Title: Accountant Experience: Revenue and Profitability Analyst, Xerox Corporation Education...
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Innovation: Optimax Sponsors Slope Tolerance Webinar

Optical Society of America: Surface Slope Tolerances This webinar will describe the effects of surf...
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On the Road: Optifab

SPIE Optifab is the largest optical fabrication event in North America, and it only happens every ot...
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What's New: Asphere Production Cell

What: Precision asphere manufacturing lean cell Capabilities: This will allow us to create rotation...
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Optimax Supports the National Photonics Initiative

Optimax is proud to support and help drive the National Photonics Initiative seeking to raise awaren...
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Jimmy VanKouwenberg Wins RRPC Education Award

The RRPC Education Award went to James Van Kouwenberg, training coordinator and master optician at Optimax Systems (Ontario, NY), for "inspiring students to embrace Optics, Photonics, and Imaging sciences and guiding them in career development."
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Funding for University Research Grants

Being a leader and active participant in the optics industry allows Optimax to give back through loc...
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Coating Expansion: 4,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility fully operational July 2013

Coatings are a critical and often risky step in the manufacturing of complex optical  systems. You'...
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Innovation: Optimax Sponsoring Webinars

Optimax is helping  create recognition for manufacturing technology through webinars. The following...
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Employee Spotlight: Anne Tausch

Title: Key Account Manager Experience: More than 20 years of technical sales and management in th...
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What's New: A New Look For Optimax

We are proud to announce the launch of our new logo and look, which represents our high-tech innovat...
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On the Road: Bios/Photonics West

Optimax was on the road at the SPIE Bios and Photonics West tradeshows in San Francisco, CA, Februar...
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Employee Spotlight: Mark Palvino

Employee Title: Vice President of Sales Years at Optimax: New Hire Hometown: Pittsford Exp...
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Education: The Next Generation of Opticians

Optimax was proud to participate in a career fair for the second grade students at Palmyra-Macedon E...
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Optimax Newsletter Q4 2012

In the 4th quarter of 2012 Optimax had optics land on Mars, expanded large diameter capabilities, wa...
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Mars Rover Curiosity Launches with Optimax Lenses Onboard

The newest Mars Rover "Curiosity” landed on Mars on August 5, 2012 carrying optics made by Optimax...
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Optimax ranks No. 3721 on the 2012 Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine 31st Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies - The Inc. 5000 Inc. magazine...
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Expanded Large Diamter Capabilities

OptiPro eSX400 takes optics production to new levels A new addition to the Optimax family, leading ...
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Optimax Sponsors Webinar on the Cost of Tolerancing:

Rich Youngworth Presenter Partnering with the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC), Optimax...
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Rochester Museum and Science Center 100 Year Anniversary Celebration

Optimax demonstrates optics manufacturing technology Optimax was honored to help ring in the 100 ye...
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Employee Spotlight: Danielle Bechtold

Employee Spotlight: Danielle Bechtold Name: Danielle BechtoldTitle: Production Control Coordinato...
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