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Lumetrics, Inc., a leading metrology design, engineering and manufacturing company, has been awarded a Phase One Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant through the US Army and Department of Defense. Lumetrics’ proposal addresses the need of developing a specialized measurement system capable of measuring a critical component to many armed forces vehicles, transparent armor. Transparent...
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“No region in the nation can match our strategic advantage in optics, photonics and imaging industries,” said Thomas Battley, executive director of the New York Photonics Industry Association in a statement. “Now is the time to work together to strategically promote our region and enhance its economic growth. This partnership between GRE and New York...
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New renaissance framework can be used by any organization, in any field, to sustain high growth The pioneering challenge is that it is hard to build an organization that can do both: incrementally innovate existing offerings you have now, and pioneer transformational offerings for the future. The more extreme the difference between those two creativities, the...
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New York Photonics has been working on getting this designation for over 10 years.  It wasn’t until Professor Alexis Vogt, PhD came to MCC that it began to move forward.  Thank you, Alexis! SCHOOL AIMS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK Monroe Community College (MCC), The Only Community College In The Nation...
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What will it take to create a manufacturing renaissance in the Greater Rochester area? According to Willy Shih, it involves strengthening the link between manufacturing and innovation, developing advanced manufacturing operations and the supporting structure, educating and preparing the workforce at all levels, and government support for key initiatives. The Speaker: Dr. Willy Shih Dr....
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The East High Optical Fabrication laboratory recently added coating capabilities with a Denton DV-502A coating chamber. Patrick Iulianello,Vice President Operations at Accucoat (Rochester, NY) recently helped East High Precision Optics Manufacturing students with their first aluminum mirror coating efforts on 2″ plano discs (made in the lab).  Accucoat also helped with some custom tooling for the...
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Project submission deadlines are in September. The Faire will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Saturday, November 19th. Calling all makers, crafters, tinkerers, and artists: the application for the third annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire is now open! On November 19th  from 9am to 5pm at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester...
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On Thursday, June 4th, OSA, SPIE and New York Photonics hosted a webinar with the Department of Commerce about proposed changes to the U.S. Munitions List.  These changes have the potential to greatly hamper the export of optics and photonics products from the U.S. 26 New York Photonics members participated in the Webinar.  The presentation is...
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A 60-day comment period beginning today is the photonics industry’s opportunity to provide vital input on proposed regulations controlling export of important technologies under Category XII of the U.S. Munitions List, which governs commodities covered by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The proposal has broad implications for the U.S. optics and photonics industry both...
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