OptiPro Systems has graduated seven classes since the course was established back in August of 2010. Each class has brought in optical industry professionals with different levels of experience, ranging from beginners to master opticians. Not only does OptiPro U teach the basics of CNC Advanced Optical Manufacturing, you also receive valuable hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technology. Read the testimonials below to learn more about the benefits of OptiPro U, or watch the video to the right to hear from two former students about their OptiPro U experience.
"Grinding and polishing optics is a new world for me so I enjoyed the whole course. I learned a lot of new material that I feel will help me in the future. The instructors were very knowledgeable and the operators in the lab did an awesome job. Everything was covered very well and all questions that the class asked were given informative answers."
- Brad McKinley, Optical Technician, FLIR Systems
"I would like to thank everyone involved for an informative and very interesting week. The lecturers were excellent and had an obvious passion for their subjects. This is the best training I have received since my apprenticeship. I must stress how important training like this is. From safety to aspheres, everything was covered. Very well done. The hospitality was excellent as well."
- Guy Germ, Gooch & Housego
"OptiPro U is an amazing accomplishment. The course was well thought out, comprehensive, and superbly executed. After 15 years in the optics industry, I am no stranger to this business but I came home with valuable information that will improve the efficiency and quality of the products we produce."
- David Valleli, Quality Manager, New England Optical Systems
"After taking the OptiPro U Advanced Optical Manufacturing Course, my colleague and I have reduced our machining times by MORE THAN HALF. The skills we learned in the course are used every day. The staff helped answer all the questions we had about manufacturing optics. Our efficiency in the shop is remarkable. Everyone that manufactures optics should attend this course!"
- Heidi So, Lead Optical Technician, FLIR Systems, Inc. Freeport
"The material covered exceeded my expectations walking through the door. The course was very informative and the instructors were more than willing to help."
"All aspects of the course were excellent. The presentation has plenty of information that is easily understood. The hands-on aspect of the class is perfect to demonstrate the technologies."
- Scot Sumner, Ruda Cardinal Optical Systems, Inc.
"This was a great crash course about spherical and aspherical optics, the methods to manufacture them, and the equipment used to make and measure them. I learned a great deal from the lecture and demos."
- Jared Beland, Process Engineer, United Lens Company