Updating DDP, a joint venture of academia, industry and DSPE
An initiative to produce updated design principles for precision mechatronics has been developed by Dutch universities of technology in association with DSPE, in close collaboration with the Dutch high-tech industry.
Building on the legacy of Wim van der Hoek, the Dutch doyen of design principles, the aim of the initiative is to collect over 100 cases that demonstrate the proper application of contemporary design principles. The cases will be presented on a dedicated website and collected in a new textbook, preceded by an extensive, in-depth introduction of the design principles. This Mikroniek article presents the initiative along with a case example, concerning the over-actuation of wafer stages. (Image courtesy of ASML).