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    Past Event Overview

    Optifab 2013 | Rochester, NY

    Thank you for attending SPIE Optifab 2013, the largest optical fabrication event in North America and it only happens every other year in Rochester, New York. At Optifab you'll find research AND industry - a unique format that lets you gain valuable insight into the optical fabrication market by maximizing interaction between leading international researchers and manufacturers. We look forward to seeing you back in Rochester in 2015.

    The 2013 Event included 
    2013 Final Technical Program (PDF 1.6 MB)
    2013 Technical Abstract (PDF 368 kB)
    E2013 Exhibit Guide (PDF 12.6 MB)
    2013 Advance Technical Program (PDF 3 MB)
    Special and technical events: plenary presentation, poster sessions, networking receptions, awards, and more
    Courses and workshops: 10+ courses and workshops to choose from.
    2013 xhibition: 15 - 17 October. North America's largest optical fabrication exhibition. Walk the floor and see the latest in optical fabrication technologies. Two featured technologies: Optical Components - Lenses and Test and Measurement Metrology.
    15th Annual Photonics Clambake & Networking Event - Tuesday, 15 October 2013  | Was open to both attendees and exhibitors
    Two Panel Discussions:
    "Future of Metrology" and "Getting Hired in 2013 and Beyond"
     Wednesday, 16 October 2013 - 2:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:30 to 4:30 pm
    2013 offered more than 100 papers in these areas
    Technical papers:
    - Optical manufacturing
    - Design for manufacturing
    - Materials and optical materials sciences
    - Classical and automated fabrication
    - Grinding, polishing, and new methods of surface finishing
    - Injection/glass molding, lithographic processing, and chemical etching
    - Process science
    - New developments in coatings technology
    - New developments in metrology
    - Opto-mechanical design and fabrication
    - Interactivity and data interfaces between optical design programs, mechanical design programs, fabrication equipment, and metrology instrumentation
    Commercial papers:
    - Developments in optical materials
    - New infrared materials
    - Advanced optical fabrication equipment
    - Coating equipment
    - Metrology equipment
    Optifab Exhibition 2013: Where research and industry meet
    Over 150 companies | Featuring optical fabrication equipment, components, materials, systems, and devices

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