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    Past Event Overview

    SPIE Optifab, the largest optical fabrication event in North America—
    and it only happens every other year.

    Save the date - Optifab is moving to the fall in 2013.
    Thank you to everyone who made the 2011 event a great success.
    We look forward to seeing you in October 2013.

    Program Information:
     •View Final Program Overview (PDF)
     •View Exhibition Guide (PDF)
     •Panel Discussion: The Forbes Polynomial Surface: The Road Forward - A Return toManufacturable Aspheres (slides via PDF)

    Quotes of the Day:

    "The first two hours of Optifab on Tuesday were so busy that there was
    no room for me in our island. I had to stand in the aisle to make room
    for all the customers
    ." - Lynda Bechtold, OptiPro Systems

    "Best Optifab show in several years."
    - Don Roberts, 4D Technolgy Corp.

    "Optifab is a great show, it’s inexpensive, and has attendees who are hands-on in the optics/photonics industry." - Robert Sherman, President, Applied Surface Technologies

    SPIE Optifab is:

    1) A Robust Biennial Exhibition:
     •Over 150 companies dedicated to optical fabrication technologies and applications
     •The newest products: Fraunhofer's Plug-and-play device for diamond turning of hardened steel and PhaseView's high performance optics tester for Ophthalmic lenses & aspherics quality control
     •The big machine builders: OptoTech, QED, Schneider, OptiPro, Satisloh, and more
     •Product demos scheduled every day
     •Industry panel discussions on the show floor: "The Forbes Polynomial Surface: The Road Forward; A Return to Manufacturable Aspheres" and "The Future of Optical Manufacturing in North America".
     •"Win an iPad2" prize drawing on Thursday

    2) Unique Technical Program
    Over 80 presentations (both technical and commercial), poster sessions, and student awards. Special events in the conference rooms and on the show floor.

    3) Courses and Workshops
    Designed for the working engineer, Optifab courses address challenges in optical design, engineering, manufacturing, and opto- mechanics. Three new courses in 2011.

    SPIE Optifab 2011 in Rochester, New York - the most important optical fabrication event in North America.

    About SPIE
    SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the scienceand application of light.

    About APOMA
    The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association represents a broad constituency of precisionoptics manufacturers, and the supporting industry along with academic associates, whose mutualinterest is the advancement and expansion of optics manufacturing and technology.