SPIE Optifab

See OptiPro in Booth 820 at Optifab

See the latest optical manufacturing technology that gives your company a competitive edge

OptiPro will be exhibiting in booth 820 at SPIE Optifab (October 15 – 17, 2019 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY). Experience the latest technology that is reshaping the precision optics industry. Our 40′ x 40′ exhibit space will showcase more than a dozen different manufacturing and metrology solutions engineered to help companies become more productive than ever before. See live demonstrations that focus on a variety of machining and measuring applications, from spherical, aspheric, and freeform precision optics to advanced ceramic components with pockets, holes, and other features.


Sq. Ft. of Booth Space



Machines and Metrology Solutions


Technical Presentations


Course for Optical Technicians

Technical Presentations: Wednesday, October 16th

Title: Advances in freeform manufacturing

Authors: Frank L. Wolfs, James Ross, Scott DeFisher, OptiPro Systems, LLC (United States)

Abstract: Freeform and conformal optics are being more broadly used in the optics industry to expand the capabilities of optical systems and reduce the total number of optics required in the system. In order to manufacture these parts, the technology and processing conventions need to be developed for handling these complex geometries. To meet these challenges, OptiPro has been focusing development in several key areas: fixture development, datum conventions, OptiPro’s freeform CAM package PROSurf, and metrology software for UltraSurf. This paper will present the freeform manufacturing challenges and OptiPro’s solutions for them.



Title: Advancements in non-contact freeform metrology with datum structures

Authors: Scott DeFisher, James Ross, OptiPro Systems, LLC (United States)

Abstract: Freeform optical components are becoming more prevalent in the precision optics industry. Metrology of freeform surfaces is traditionally limited to coordinate measuring machines, or computer-generated holograms. OptiPro has developed UltraSurf, a non-contact metrology platform that has been adapted to measuring freeform surfaces. The non-contact probing method, and multiple axes of motion allow UltraSurf to scan freeform optical surfaces and the associated datum structures. Datum structures define a coordinate system that all the freeform surfaces of a component can be referenced for metrology and manufacturing. Practical examples of non-contact freeform metrology with the UltraSurf will be presented along with considerations of datum features.



Optical Technician Course: Thursday, October 17th

SC1280: Measuring Precision Freeform Optics

Instructor: Scott DeFisher, OptiPro Systems, LLC (United States);

Thursday 17 October 2019
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Description: The primary focus of the course is to explain the methodology of measuring precision freeform and conformal optics. The goal of the course is to provide a basic understanding of current industrial techniques for freeform metrology.



If you have a challenge that you would like solved, or just want to enhance your optical manufacturing and metrology processes, we encourage you to set up a one-on-one meeting in OptiPro's in-booth conference room.