Beyond running the equipment, enhance your knowledge of CNC advanced optical manufacturing through OptiPro U. Spend an engaging, interactive week of classroom theory couple with hands-on lab work in OptiPro’s advanced optical manufacturing laboratory. Learn the latest and greatest in current technologies, processes, practices, tools, and machinery. Study subjects such as CNC spherical grinding, deterministic microgrinding, high-speed spherical polishing, sub-aperture polishing, and metrology of plano, spherical, aspherical, and freeform optics. Learn how to use the latest innovations being developed at OptiPro, including interferometric, non-contact, and contact metrology systems. Just as any member of the OptiPro community of trailblazers. We stand behind every piece of equipment that we sell – to ensure you and your operators get the most from it.
OptiPro U Class Objective
OptiPro U is a one week study of current processes, machinery, and tools employing the latest CNC technology that is shaping the methodology in manufacturing optical components. The course is designed to be very interactive, providing laboratory experience on the following subjects: CNC grinding, polishing, and metrology of spheres and aspheres. The lectures include all the current technologies and practices utilized in the fabrication of precision plano, spherical, aspherical, and freeform optics.
OptiPro U allows students to learn how to use the latest innovations being developed at OptiPro. Throughout the week, students will receive classroom theory pertaining to deterministic microgrinding of spheres and aspheres, high-speed polishing of spheres, and sub-aperture polishing of aspheres while implementing interferometric, non-contact and contact metrology systems. They will also receive ample hands-on experience in putting the classroom theory to practice by using OptiPro’s advanced optical manufacturing laboratory. Here they will use the latest PRO 80 Series machines, eSX grinding, ePX high-speed polishing, and UltraForm Finishing (UFF) platforms as well as the OptiTrace 5000 profilometer, UltraSurf non-contact profilometer and PRO Tower interferometer.
The advanced manufacturing technologies that the class focuses on are as follows:
Deterministic Microgrinding (DMG)
Tooling, coolant, feeds, speeds
High-speed polishing of spherical optics
Sub-aperture polishing of spheres, aspheres, and freeform optics
Tooling, slurries, belts, motions
Surface roughness measurements
OptiPro U Testimonials
OptiPro Systems has graduated 15 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:
I learned a lot of new material
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.
The lecturers were excellent
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.
Gooch & Housego
OptiPro U is an amazing accomplishment
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
Everyone that manufactures optics should attend this course!
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 course was very informative
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.
Ruda Cardinal Optical Systems, Inc.
I learned a great deal
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
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