Check out the 54th Annual Laser Damage Symposium, also known as Symposium on Optical Materials for High Power Lasers, will be held 18–21 September 2022 in Rochester, New York. This meeting continues to be the leading forum for the exchange of information on the physics and technology of materials for high-power and high-energy lasers.

The series of conference proceedings has grown over the history of the conference to be a comprehensive source of information on optics for lasers and includes topics on laser-induced damage mechanisms, materials and thin film preparation, durability, properties modeling, testing, and component fabrication.

Kaufman and Robinson will be sponsoring:

 The Wine and Cheese Tasting Reception
September 20. 2022, 6:30PM - 8:00PM EDT
Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road Suite L Rochester, NY 14610

Kaufman and Robinson will be sponsoring the Wine and Cheese Tasting Reception. All Conference attendees are invited to gather for an enjoyable evening of wine tasting, local brews, and a selection of cheese appetizers at Artisan Works. We look forwarded to connecting with old friends and meeting new friends!

For more information visit: SPIE Laser Damage

 

 

Visit Chris Griffith at Booth #447

San Diego Conventional Center, 111 West Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

August 23, 2022 - August 24, 2022

 

KRI is attending SPIE Optics + Photonics at the San Diego Conventional Center. This Is an exciting event where the latest advances are shared by the optics and photonics community in optical engineering, nanotechnology, quantum science, and organic photonics.

With more than 50 conferences, over 3,000 technical presentations, over 20 courses, 3,500 attendees, and 150+ exhibiting companies, SPIE Optics + Photonics offers both classic and cutting-edge optics and photonics research, training, and product information.

Kaufman & Robinson will be set up at booth #447 with products, literature, and a dedicated team to meet with interested parties. While visiting the booth, ask for KRI’s new blue water bottles before they run out!

For more information visit:  SPIE Optics and Photonics

 

P-Tech Students Tour KRI

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KRI hosted the inaugural class of P-Tech (a national initiative promoting careers in skilled trade) students from Poudre High School. Students learned the role ion sources play in shaping the future of technology, what education and experience is needed for a career in this field and toured the facility to see how ion sources are assembled.

For the students, the highlight was seeing a working ion source complete with an arcing ion beam. For niche industries like ion sources, educating the youth to the array of careers in this field will only bolster the advances in ion technology as young people learn how dynamic and exciting these careers can be. For KRI, the highlight was watching employees young and old, from all walks of life, relate to the next generation of workers over a mutual love of science and technology.

For all the young people who dreamed of going to space when they were little, learning the ion source’s history originated with space propulsion only furthered their excitement about the types of careers possible in this field. 

It’s easy to forget that many of the jobs our young people will hold haven’t even been invented yet, as it wasn’t even 20 years that an app developer or lyft driver wasn’t a job, so reminding students, teachers, and existing workers that dreaming of the impossible is what moves progress forward was the true benefit of the tour. 

KRI is Headed to Canada

Representative: Jim Oliver, booth # 114

Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler, British Columbia Canada

June 19, 2022 – June 24, 2022

 

Held every three years, the OIC conference has served for the past four decades as the premier conference on the topic of optical interference coatings. Scientists, researchers, engineers, and students from all around the world attend to present, learn, and exchange ideas about the latest advancements in the field.

OIC 2022 will cover all aspects of optical coatings, including fundamental research on coating design theory, materials, deposition methods, characterization technologies and applications in electronic displays, optical communication, high power and ultra-fast lasers, sensing, solar cells, low-emissivity coatings, optical instruments, and space.

Like its predecessors, OIC 2022 will consist of five days of oral and poster presentations.  None of the sessions are held in parallel, so attendees can listen to a short presentation on every paper and then choose to visit the posters of greatest interest.

Optical Interference Coatings Conference | Events | Optica

KRI is headed to Long Beach to attend the TechCon tradeshow!

 

For over 60 years, the Society of Vacuum Coaters has delivered stimulating content, mixing basic and applied research along with ideas and tools focusing on transitioning research and development results into production. Each year adds new insights into the latest trends and state-of-the-art developments in the dynamic field of vacuum coating technologies.

Our team will be showcasing our new RFN3000. Come visit us at booth #120 learn about the wide range of ions sources and power supplies that we offer. We have literature and brochures with information on gridded and gridless ion sources. Come by and check out our NEW and improved booth, we look forward to seeing you! 

         

More information TechCon visit: 

https://svctechcon.com/#

Kaufman & Robinson to attend NCCAVS - February 17, 2022

Kaufman & Robinson will once again be attending the Northern California Chapter of the AVS (NCCAVS) Exhibition and Technical Symposium. This year marks the 42nd Annual Exhibition and Symposium. It will be held in Fremont, CA on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

We always enjoy attending this event. It's a smaller show that allows us to really connect with our California and West Coast customers.

We will be set up at table #5.  We have product information and literature to share. We look forward to seeing you.

This is a free event, so if you are in the area, please be sure to register and stop by! More information can be found here:

AVS - Symposia & Exhibitions

New Career Opportunity at KRI! Production Technician

Kaufman and Robinson Team Photo

Production Technician I

Job Description

Position Title:
Production Technician I

Reports To:
Production Manager

Department:
Ion Sources

Status:
Full-time Non-Exempt

Position Overview

Responsible for building, testing, and packaging Ion Sources. Responsible for building hollow cathodes and electron sources. Provides technical support on End Hall and Electron Sources for customers. Aids Engineers to test new products and debug systems. Troubleshoots problems and provide support parts/assemblies for orders.

Scope of Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Answers basic questions about products and communicate with other departments about products (sales, electronics, inventory)
  • Provides customer service regarding products and services
  • Interacts with engineers to work on current and new products
  • Catalogs Serial Numbers
  • Provides Engineering Support
  • Maintains equipment and pumps
  • Performs Maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in electronics and customer support as needed
  • Prepares packing list for orders and shipping
  • Maintains inventory and parts in End Hall and Hollow Cathode production
  • Builds Hollow Cathodes and Electron Sources
  • Ability to communicate in and understand technical terms related to ion sources
  • Ability to meet production schedules
  • Cross trains on other job function as production allows
  • Ability to organize and fill out detailed documentation
  • Ability to use various power and hand tools
  • Proficient in the reading and understanding of technical prints and schematics
  • Proficient in documentation of assembly processes

Skills and Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrate mechanical/technical ability
  • Understanding of mathematics, print reading, and electrical theory
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Good communication, and problem solving, willing to work as a team
  • Knowledge of ion source spare parts
  • Auto Cad knowledge a plus
  • Ability to weld a plus

Position Requirements

  • AAS in a Technical, Electronics or Engineering is preferred, but not required
  • Prefer experience in the industry, will train the right person
  • Works under general supervision

Working Environment

  • Noise level low

Physical Requirements

  • Required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands.
  • Ability to type, grasp, and twist
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds on occasion

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.

If you are interested in applying for any of our current job openings, please email our Director of Human Resources at: batalden@ionsources.com

Expanding for Innovation Update - 5!

We are excited to once again share another Expanding for Innovation Update! Our new facility is nearing completion, and we are eagerly awaiting a confirmation for a move in date. 

Update Details

Interior Finishes

Our internal teams have begun planning out office and work spaces, and have met to pick our finishes, desks, and workstation supplies.  Drywall, electrical and plumbing installations have also begun and are nearing completion.

Interior finishing

Exterior Advances

Since this photo of the entry-way work was taken last month, the rock-face has been completed. The entry-way of the new building mirrors that of our original facility.

Landscaping has also begun, and parking lot entrances are now open and accessible.

Exterior finishing work Completed Exterior

Looking ahead

While we don't have an exact date for move in, many of our teams are working hard behind the scenes to gather products and supplies for the move. The added space for collaboration, and extra space for future growth will surely be an asset, that will not only help us expand on our R & D mission,  but our larger company-wide goals as well.

Check back in soon for what will hopefully be our final Expanding for Innovation Update!

Happy 4th of July! Join us in celebration!

Happy 4th of July! This weekend we will be celebrating America's 244th birthday! 

In honor of this occasion, Kaufman & Robinson will be closed on Friday, July 3. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Monday, July 6.

We know that this holiday will look very different this year. Many of our regular 4th of July traditions have been cancelled due to the continued pandemic.  We are encouraging our employees to celebrate safely, and wish the same for our customers and partners.

Ways you can celebrate safely

Here are a list of fireworks shows in Colorado that have not been cancelled, as well as article highlighting how you can safely celebrate the 4th of July during a pandemic.

We wish all our customers, partners, and employees a blessed and happy 4th of July full of joy and fun!

 

 

Observance of Memorial Day

Observance of Memorial Day

KRI salutes with pride those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Kaufman & Robinson offices will be closed in observance of of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th with normal business hours.

Our sincere gratitude to the brave men and women who have served our country and paid the ultimate sacrifice.