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Sydor Optics: A 2023 Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 Company

August 21, 2023 – Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce announced the 2023 Top 100 list of fastest-growing, privately-owned companies in the Greater Rochester/Finger Lakes region. Sydor Optics is proud to be recognized among these exceptional enterprises that represent a combined annual revenue of over $5 billion and more than 20,000 total employees locally.  View the full […]

Heavy Metal Legend Dan Lilker Grinds it Out at Sydor Optics.

Rochester, N.Y. is home to a lot of big industry, not to mention some pretty accomplished people. One of those people happens to be a New York City native who’s considered a legend the “heavy metal underground.” He’s a founding member of the band Anthrax. Today, Dan Lilker has replaced the grindcore music he used […]

Infrared (IR) Windows for DoD Applications

Companies that produce leading edge technologies for military and defense, need high quality windows for their applications. These windows are required to be incorporated into various types of equipment and function in many different environments such as aerospace and harsh regional terrains. Sourcing these windows can be challenging due to the different materials that are […]

Sydor Optics: It’s a family affair

Celebrating 60 years of cutting-edge optics, industry trends, and community values. Founded in 1964 by Stefan Sydor, Sydor Optics, a family-run pioneer in optics-component manufacturing, is celebrating its 6oth year in business this year. An exhibitor at Photonics West for over 20 years, Sydor has remained a leader in optics technologies by embracing new approaches […]

Sydor Reduces Solid Waste Dramatically with New Process

Sydor Engineers, in collaboration with NYSP21 and RIT, dramatically reduce solid waste using innovative solid suspension process method. Here at Sydor Optics, we strive to be good stewards of the environment and corporate neighbors. In an effort to better manage the wastewater that exits our facility, we entered into a project with the New York […]

Specialized Manufacturing: Mastering the Science of Flat Optics

In today’s dynamic and competitive market, manufacturing businesses are constantly seeking ways to stay ahead of the curve. Whether it’s improving efficiency, enhancing product quality, or meeting evolving consumer demands, the challenges are infinite. Amidst this complexity, one factor stands out as a game-changer for customers: specialization. At the heart of specialization lies expertise. And […]

Sydor Spectrum Apprenticeship Program

Earn Your Associates Degree as an Optician in the Exploding Photonics Industry. Our Apprenticeship Program provides full-time, paid work experience for on-site and classroom training towards an Associate Degree as an Optician in the optics and photonics industry. If you’re committed to developing a career path that includes a place to grow, thrive and work […]

Sydor Optics Overview

Sydor Optics is a custom manufacturer of precision flat-surfaced, parallel and wedged glass optical components specializing in double-sided polishing, continuous pad & pitch polishing, CNC machining and laser machining. Prototype to high-volume products include wafers, windows, filters, mirrors, optical flats, wedge prisms, light pipes, plate beamsplitters, and coating witness samples. Finished optical products go through […]

CNC Glass Machining

Precision mechanical alterations for your custom optical designs and specifications. CNC capabilities include lightweighting, drilling, coring, edging, beveling, 3D contouring, and more. Sydor Optics has the capability to manufacture complex shaped optics using our fleet of CNC machines from Haas and Fanuc.  Our team has developed processes to machine an incoming blank to final size […]

Flat Optics Basics

Flat components are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. From diameters to rectangles, squares, cubes and prisms, Sydor Optics can offer price and delivery based on your individual specifications. There are some areas that we require detailed information from our customers in order to provide them with the most accurate quotation. In this […]