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Syntec Optics Expands Rochester, New York, Manufacturing Complex

Syntec Optics, a leading optics and photonics manufacturer, is expanding its 85,000 sq. ft. production facility used for manufacturing missile guides and night-vision goggles to surgical instruments and aviation datacom in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Rob Parada, President of Syntec Optics said, "Unfilled and glass-filled variants of Ultem have applications across many markets, from next-generation defense platforms to medical and datacom products. While these materials can be challenging to mold and machine, their optical and physical properties make them well-suited for both photonics and mechanical components in state-of-the-art products."

Syntec Optics is North America's largest privately-owned custom optics component and assembly provider. Syntec Optics and its precision machining division (Wordingham Technologies) have invested in the development of mature manufacturing methods for these materials, according to company officials.

These manufacturing techniques enable low-cost replicative molding of small barrels for disposable surgical devices and optically coated interconnect arrays for datacom. These techniques also enable precision machining of durable thin-walled barrels for military applications.

"Syntec Optics continues to push the envelope for visible and infrared spectrum to achieve lower cost and weight in harsh operating environments," said Syntec's executive chairman and investor Al Kapoor. Syntec-manufactured optics and photonics components and assemblies are used in diverse products that include robotics, medical surgery devices, and driverless cars.

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