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Precision Optical Enjoys 5th Year Partnering with Irvine Valley College

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In an ongoing effort to supply the optics and photonics industry with qualified technicians, Precision Optical is now in its fifth year of partnership with Irvine Valley College’s Laser Technology Program. LASR225 had active enrollment in Fall 2018 with 24 students!  Like previous years, Precision Optical offered classes in optical cutting & shaping, fine grinding & polishing, and quality assurance. 

Precision Optical Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Visit us at Photonics West Booth 1167

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Precision Optical: our name embodies who we are. Since 1959, Precision Optical has earned a widely recognized reputation for reliability, value, and quality precision optics for the most demanding applications worldwide. An ISO 9001:2015 certified and ITAR-registered company, Precision Optical offers a diverse portfolio of capabilities for the prototyping and large-volume production of precision optical components for the biomedical, aerospace, defense, semiconductor, metrology and laser industries.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Optics & Photonics Booth 517

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Precision Optical is excited about exhibiting in San Diego at SPIE Optics + Phontonics 2018,  where the latest research in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, and organic photonics will be presented. Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 517, from Tuesday, 8/21/18, through Thursday, 8/23/18 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Institute of Optics Director Visits Precision Optical

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On March 14th, 2018 Precision Optical was honored to host Professor Scott P. Carney, the Director of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and Director of Business Advancement Suzanne DeMers for a visit at our Costa Mesa facility. During their visit, Precision Optical was given a firsthand account of the new developments happening at the institute, as well as an introduction to the school’s Industrial Affiliates program. Precision Optical’s personal also introduced the company to the Rochester team, and discussed possible collaborations opportunities, including support for Precision Optical’s educational efforts.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing (DCS) Booth 1234

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Precision Optical is pleased to be exhibiting at this year’s SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference in Orlando, Florida, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Precision Optical will be exhibiting our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 1234, from Tuesday, 4/17/18, through Thursday, 4/19/18. We will be showcasing many of our optical component products, and we look forward to meeting with folks to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements within the defense and commercial sensing markets.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Photonics West, Booth 1147

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SPIE’s Photonics West, held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, is the country’s largest photonics tradeshow of the year. The exhibition begins on Tuesday, January 30st, and runs through Thursday, February 1st.
Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 20’ x 10’ booth, booth #1147 in the south hall, showcasing some optical component products and meeting with industry members to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at OptiFab 2017

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Precision Optical has participated at the SPIE.OptiFab conference (“OptiFab 2017”) since its inception. We look forward to exhibiting at this year’s conference, which will be held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York from October 17th through the 19th.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Optics & Photonics Booth 840

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Precision Optical is excited about exhibiting in San Diego at next week’s SPIE Optics + Phontonics 2017, where the latest research in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, and organic photonics will be presented. Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 840, from Tuesday, 8/8/17, through Thursday, 8/10/17 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Precision Optical to Exhibit and Host Site Tours During SPIE DCS in April 2017

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SPIE DCS is expected to be the largest photonics expo to visit Orange County, CA in well over a decade, and Precision Optical is excited be among the exhibitors. SPIE DCS will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is a short drive to our facility. Because of our proximity to SPIE DCS, we are extending this invitation: if you will be in town for SPIE DCS and would like to take a guided tour of our facility, we would be thrilled to accommodate you!

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Photonics West, Booth 1041

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SPIE’s Photonics West, held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, is the country’s largest photonics tradeshow of the year. The show begins on Tuesday, January 31st, and runs through Thursday, February 2nd. Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 20’ x 10’ booth, booth #1041 in the south hall, showcasing our optical component products and meeting with industry members to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Optics & Photonics, Booth 536

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Precision Optical is excited about exhibiting in San Diego at next week’s SPIE Optics + Phontonics 2016, where the latest research in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, and organic photonics will be presented. Precision Optical will be exhibiting at our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 536, from Tuesday, 8/30/16, through Thursday, 9/1/16 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing, Booth 210

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Precision Optical is pleased to be exhibiting at the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference in Baltimore this year. Precision Optical will be exhibiting our 10’ x 10’ booth, Booth 210. We will be showcasing many of our optical component products, and we look forward to meeting with folks to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements within the defense and commercial sensing markets.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at SPIE Photonics West, Booth 2040

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At this year’s Photonic West, Precision Optical will be exhibiting our 20’ x 10’ booth, Booth 2040. We will be showcasing many of our optical component products, and we look forward to meeting with folks to discuss their custom optical system and component requirements. Specifically, some services that we would like to promote and discuss include our metrology services, thin film coating services, assembly services, catalog corner cubes, and large flats and reference optics capabilities.

Master Optical Technician Richard Reid Passes Away at 59

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It is with a heavy heart that Precision Optical acknowledges the passing of our dear friend and employee Richard Reid. Rick was a genuine, humble, and great person. His favorite hobbies were repairing/riding motorcycles and working in the field of optical manufacturing. His work ethic, courtesy to peers, and loyalty were unparalleled. We are deeply saddened by his passing. He was more than an employee. He was family.

Precision Optical Instructs Superb IVC Class LET225, Glass Cutting & Shaping

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Precision Optical is extremely honored to host Irvine Valley College’s Photonics Technology Program for the second year in a row. As part of IVC’s course LET225, Quality Assurance of Precision Optics, Precision Optical is hosting three classes (lecture + lab) at our facility.

Precision Optical to Exhibit at OptiFab 2015

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OptiFab is the largest conference and exhibition dedicated to the manufacturing of precision optics. Organized by SPIE and the American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA), OptiFab hosts exhibitors displaying both classical and advanced manufacturing and metrology technologies. It also facilitates a host of workshops and presentations. OptiFab is an ideal setting in which to showcase Precision Optical’s products and services.

Precision Optical Hosts Laser Telemetry Pioneer Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr.

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On January 16, 2015, Precision Optical was privileged to host Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr., an early pioneer in the field of laser telemetry. He was one of the key historical figures responsible for the design and operations of the laser-ranging project that took place as part of Apollo 11’s “first man on the moon” mission.

Nicolaus A. Lambert is Appointed President of Precision Optical

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On behalf of Precision Optical, I, Alan M. Lambert Sr. am thrilled to announce that Nicolaus (Nick) Lambert is the new President of the Company. Nick’s promotion to President is a natural progression for his work at Precision Optical, a family-owned company. His expertise in the technical side of the company is unparalleled, and his background in physics, coupled with his good nature, makes him the ideal person to take the helm.

Precision Optical Attends SPIE Optics + Photonics San Diego

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On the week of August 18th, 2014, Precision Optical attended and displayed at the annual SPIE© Optics + Photonics© meeting, held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego California.