2016 APOMA Technical Workshop Recap

Posted by Ron Schulmerich on

APOMA - Technical Workshop

Esco Optics just returned from the 2016 APOMA Technical Workshop hosted by John Grievencamp at the University of Arizona in Tucson on November 10th and 11th. 

The APOMA Technical Workshop provides a platform unlike any other to hear from peers on topics that are specific to the interests of APOMA members. 

There were almost 60 attendees and speakers with talks given by a broad range of industry experts on subjects ranging from ultra-cleaning of optics to advanced asphere metrology and production.

President Elect of APOMA, Kirk Warden of Lacroix Optical did a great job of organizing the event with the help of outgoing president Justin Mahanna of Universal Photonics.

Part of the conference included a self-guided tour of the College of Optical Sciences building showcasing the museum of optics. The six floor tour showcased a comprehensive display of the history of optical instruments and devices. Kudos to John Grievencamp of the U of A for his dedication and hard work to maintain and update this extensive collection.

University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

Another highlight of the conference was a guided tour of the University of Arizona's Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab where participants viewed the molding, light weighting, grinding, and polishing processes of giant 8.1 meter telescope mirrors.

This workshop is a great opportunity for optics technical and operations leaders to discuss the latest developments and challenges in advanced optical manufacturing.

Attending the APOMA Technical Workshop is one of the many benefits of being an APOMA member. Please contact www.apoma.org for more information and membership benefits.

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