OptiPro History

  • 35 Year Anniversary
  • 1982: OptiPro Systems Founded
  • 1986: OptiPro Introduces Ultramill 1000 and 5000
  • 1991: OptiPro develops Opticam SX
  • 1996: OptiPro introduces SX 50, SX 100, and DSX 125
  • 1999: OptiPro introduces PX 150
  • 2001: OptiPro introduces e Series
  • 2005: OptiPro introduces ePX 200
  • 2007: OptiPro commercializes UltraForm Finishing
  • 2009: OptiPro introduces OptiTrace 5000
  • 2011: OptiPro introduces PRO Series
  • 2011: OptiPro commercializes UltraSurf
  • 2013: OptiPro introduces the OptiSonic 3X and 5X
  • 2013: OptiPro introduces the PRO 160C centering machine
  • 2015: OptiPro introduces the PRO 160 Series
35 Year Anniversary1 1982: OptiPro Systems Founded2 1986: OptiPro Introduces Ultramill 1000 and 50003 1991: OptiPro develops Opticam SX4 1996: OptiPro introduces SX 50, SX 100, and DSX 1255 1999: OptiPro introduces PX 1506 2001: OptiPro introduces e Series7 2005: OptiPro introduces ePX 2008 2007: OptiPro commercializes UltraForm Finishing9 2009: OptiPro introduces OptiTrace 500010 2011: OptiPro introduces PRO Series11 2011: OptiPro commercializes UltraSurf12 2013: OptiPro introduces the OptiSonic 3X and 5X13 2013: OptiPro introduces the PRO 160C centering machine14 2015: OptiPro introduces the PRO 160 Series15

In the early 1980's, the rapid advancement of computer technology created significant changes in the manufacturing world, which led to reinventing the entire industry. It was clear that the technological growth would be fast and furious and would require extensive technical service and support. This evolution was the motivation in 1982 behind OptiPro Systems’ newly developed business concept: to create a technical solutions company consisting of skilled engineers, technicians, and machinists supplying the industry with the best possible manufacturing methods available. This included Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines, CAD/CAM software, training, service, and support. Today, OptiPro continues to offer best-in-class machine tools and software for the metalworking industry in NY state, while developing innovative manufacturing solutions for optical fabrication companies across the world.

Historical Moments that Fueled the Innovation

  • 1983 - OptiPro offers sales, service, and support for Mastercam CAD/CAM software and CNC machine tools
  • 1990 - OptiPro enters the optics arena by developing a CNC retrofit of an existing Rogers and Clarke G-300 lens generator
  • 1996 - OptiPro is awarded their first Phase I SBIR grant
  • 1998 - OptiPro moves to its current facility at 6368 Dean Parkway in Ontario, NY
  • 2004 - OptiPro is awarded their first Phase II SBIR grant
  • 2008 - OptiPro is awarded their first Phase II.5 SBIR grant
  • 2008 - The Optical Society of America awards OptiPro the Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award for producing the first affordable CNC machines designed for the optics industry
  • 2011 - OptiPro expands their facility to 20,000 square feet to accommodate the company's rapid growth
  • 2013 - OptiPro adds second building expansion in three years, bringing the building size to 30,000 square feet
  • 2014 - OptiPro named exclusive distributor for Methods Machine Tools in Upstate NY
  • 2014 - OptiPro acquires Glassmaster Fabrications
  • 2017 - OptiPro receives the Tibbetts Award for achievements in innovation and job creation as a participant in the SBIR program