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October 25, 2018 – The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster / New York Photonics today honored three leaders in education and business for their contributions to New York’s Optics and Photonics Industry. RRPC Executive Director Tom Battley presented the awards before stakeholders from industry, government and education from across the region at the New York Photonics...
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Koch Environmental, a Rochester-area environmental simulation company, just announced that its test chamber calibrations are now accredited by ISO/IEC 17025:2005, which is the international standard of competence for testing laboratories and calibration services. Through the use of environmental test chambers, Koch Environmental helps product developers and quality assurance professionals test performance and uncover design flaws...
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Optimax Systems Inc., Rochester, NY, is expanding again. The company will construct a $21.7 million, 60,000 square-foot addition at its existing facility on Dean Parkway. The expanded operations will allow Optimax Systems to raise the bar when it comes to supplying optics for its customers and will help the company solidify its brand and credibility...
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Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) has announced the appointment of Adam Dunn to Operations Program Manager. Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and working closely with RPO’s engineering and design teams, Adam will manage production and procurement operations to champion project completion and ensure customer success. “Adam’s proven expertise in business development and client acquisition...
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Toptica Photonics (Farmington, NY) has opened its new U.S corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility, including new clean room facilities and laboratories. The expansion allows Toptica to continue meeting customers’ needs with photonics and laser applications as well as supporting applications in the company’s growing quantum technologies, biophotonics, and materials markets. Mark Tolbert, CEO of Toptica...
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Digital Rochester is partnering with the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster for an event designed for the non-photonics professional.  We will improve your understanding of the photonics industry, as well as some exciting updates on the recent wins in our area.  We’ve put together a panel of industry experts to give you a basic understanding of...
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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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RPC Photonics today announced a large-volume order for Engineered Diffusers™ for a VCSEL-based, Time-of-Flight (ToF) 3D Sensing application from a Fortune 50 company.  RPC Photonics’ Engineered Diffusers™ provides uniform illumination with high efficiency in a custom-designed solution. G. Michael Morris, founder and CEO of RPC Photonics said “Our customers come to us for solutions to...
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Professor Robert L. McCrory, a physicist and scientific leader who has shepherded the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics to international prominence during the past 35 years, will retire from the directorship on October 1, the beginning of the federal government’s fiscal year. McCrory, who holds the title of University Professor—one of just eight...
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Grant funds the commercialization of a specialized Sydor Spectro CCD detector, designed for Soft X-ray Spectrometers. Sydor Instruments, a Sydor Technologies Company, announced today that it has been awarded a $991,741 SBIR Phase IIA grant from the Department of Energy, Office of Science to commercialize the unique Sydor Spectro CCD. Sydor Instruments will use this...
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