NEWS 13 August 2020

Mikroniek April 2019: Thermal control

The April issue of Mikroniek features the theme of thermal control. Today, thermomechanics is crucial for successfully designing precision systems, especially optical systems – DSPE runs a Special Interest Group...


The April issue of Mikroniek features the theme of thermal control. Today, thermomechanics is crucial for successfully designing precision systems, especially optical systems – DSPE runs a Special Interest Group on this subject. Thermal loads induce drift, which can ‘ruin’ precision. Hence, thermal control is required, as described by Philips Innovations Services, MI-Partners, and TU/e with Thermo Fisher (on an Advanced Thermal Control Consortium project). Another highlight is Zygo Corporation’s new multi-axis, heterodyne encoder system for extremely demanding applications. Click here for a first impression.


References

Picometer drift and microrad reproducibility

At the end of May, Settels Savenije hosted a DSPE Knowledge Day dedicated to challenges in nanometrology.

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Order of frictions and stiffnesses…

For lumped systems consisting of different frictions and stiffnesses, there has been confusion in literature about hysteresis curves and virtual play for many decades.

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Make it clean

In mid-April, the second edition of the Manufacturing Technology Conference and the fifth edition of the Clean Event were held together, for the first time, at the Koningshof in Veldhoven (NL).

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