July 2021
APOMA Board Member At-Large Seat - Call for Nominations

APOMA members,
Mara Pagano has recently left her position with PR Hoffman, which leaves her At-Large seat open for new nominations. This new member would fill the remainder of Mara's current term.

Nominations should be submitted to APOMA Secretary Dave Mohring, email: DMohring@optipro.com, by COB on July 31, 2021. The new Board member will be voted on at the APOMA General Meeting scheduled to be held at Optifab 2021 in October (Rochester, NY).

Please consider contributing to the direction and focus of APOMA, we'd appreciate your input!

Have you seen the new Monroe Community College Optics Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program brochure?

Interested in establishing an apprenticeship program for optics manufacturing technicians? Not sure how to become a Nationally Registered Sponsor for the U.S. Department of Labor approved Optics Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship? Click on the image above to see the full brochure!

An Optics Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship program is a long-term solution to ensure a skilled workforce of optics technicians for the future of your company.

Contact Ross Micali, (585) 202-1118, rmicali@monroecc.edu, if you are interested in starting a Registered Optics Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship for your workforce.
Attend Optifab 2021!

18 - 21 October 2021
Rochester, New York, USA

Exhibit or present your research at the largest optical manufacturing conference and exhibition in North America! Organized jointly by SPIE and APOMA, it is the premier event to meet with top companies and learn about the latest optical fabrication technologies.

Although much in the world remains uncertain, the one constant is that your work is important. SPIE remains committed to providing a forum for information sharing, collaboration, and advancing research.

Member note: At this time we are planning for our next in-person APOMA General Meeting to be held in conjunction with Optifab 2021 in Rochester. We will keep you posted as plans continue to develop.
NEW! Introduction to Diamond Turning Summer Workshop

Apply now! Course is limited to the first 10 accepted participants.

Tuesday & Thursday mornings, July 13 – August 12, 2021

This MCC program is for incumbent precision optical and high precision machining workers who are preparing to move into a diamond turning position, as well as hands-on owners or managers who are looking to improve their understanding of diamond turning. 

Click HERE for the Workshop flyer!
Welcome New Member!


Wire Saw Solutions Group (WSSG) consists of industry experts who have decades of experience slicing crystalline, ceramic, brittle and exotic materials with diamond wire based cutting technologies. We only sell products we believe in. The companies we represent have been thoroughly vetted – so our customers always receive the highest quality product and unsurpassed service.


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