2018 Optics and Ceramics Open House

THE LATEST Technology for Optical Fabrication and Ceramics Machining

OptiPro's 5th annual Optics and Ceramics Open House on July 18th, 2018 was a major success! The event gave attendees the opportunity to experience cutting-edge technology for manufacturing and measuring precision optics and advanced ceramics. Tours of OptiPro's state-of-the-art 40,000 square foot facility provided an inside look at our temperature-controlled machine assembly area to see how OptiPro machines are built with quality and precision. New machines, products, and techniques from OptiPro and other companies serving the optics and ceramics industries were on display, making this the perfect event for anyone looking to overcome manufacturing challenges, enhance current capabilities, or to learn about the latest and greatest.

demos of machines and solutions in our Advanced Process Development lab
2018 Optics and Ceramics Open House Demos


top suppliers serving the optics and ceramics industries
2018 Optics and Ceramics Open House Vendors

technical presentations to gain a competitive edge
2018 Optics Open House Tech Presentations


dinner and happy hour while networking with industry colleagues
2018 Optics Open House Dinner and Happy Hour

Tech Talks to enhance your manufacturing capabilities

OptiSonic Machining of Glass and Ceramics

presented by: Jayson Tierson,  Director of Technology Solutions


Freeform Fabrication and Metrology

presented by: Scott DeFisher,  Senior Research Engineer


Deterministic Prism Grinding and Metrology

presented by: Dave Mohring,  Metrology Coordinator

Presentation: Learn how adding ultrasonic assistance to the cutting tool can help maximize efficiency when machining glass or ceramic materials.
Demonstration: See fast ceramics machining on the OptiSonic 530.

Presentation: Learn how to overcome the challenges of manufacturing freeform optics.

Demonstration: See acylinder grinding and polishing, driven by PROSurf freeform CAM software, as well as non-contact metrology of freeform optics on the UltraSurf.

  Presentation: Learn how OptiPro's G Series software makes prism grinding easy, and how to perform complex measurements quickly and easily with ZEISS metrology solutions.
Demonstration: See prism grinding on the OptiSonic 550X and prism measurements on the ZEISS O-Inspect multi-sensor measuring machine.

Machine demos highlighting the latest manufacturing and metrology advancements

the NEWEST PRODUCTS from vendors serving the precision optics and Advanced Ceramics Industries

CentraSep Centrifuges   Eminess Technologies   Fagor Automation  
 GNP Ceramics    Mitee-Bite Products   RRPC
  Rock of Ages
     Universal Photonics    ZEISS    

The Chance to win awesome prizes

  • A putting contest to win OptiPro swag!
  • Longest drive contest in our indoor golf simulator - the longest drive recorded won a Titleist 917D2 driver!
  • Raffles to win a Cleveland TFI 2135 putter and ZEISS TERRA ED Pocket 10x25 binoculars!
Titleist Driver         
Cleveland putter          
ZEISS binoculars 
Titleist 917D2 driver
($399 value)
  Cleveland TFI 2135 putter
($170 value)
  ZEISS TERRA ED binoculars
($330 value)

delicious barbeque for dinner from heintzelman's bbq pit!

Heintzelman's BBQ Pit








  Attendees   Machines and Solutions

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Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success! If you would like to learn more about how to enhance your manufacturing and metrology capabilities, feel free to contact our team.


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