ASPE's Annual Meeting - the Premier Precision Engineering
Conference in the U.S.
ASPE holds its Annual Meeting in
the fall of each year (usually late October or early November). Topics
covered at the Annual Meetings oftentimes include but are not limited
to Applications of Precision Engineering in Manufacturing, Precision Fabrication
and Assembly, Design of Precision Machines and Instruments, Control of
Precision Machines and Processes, Machine Tool Metrology, Dimensional
Metrology, Ultraprecision Machining, Grinding, Polishing, and Lapping,
Design and Fabrication of Structured Surfaces, Micro-Electromechanical
Devices, Nanotechnology, Optics, Optical Metrology and Interferometry,
Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface Metrology, Novel Equipment and Processes,
Measurement Uncertainty and Biomedical Engineering. The location varies
from year to year and is always held in U.S. cities promising to offer
many attractions and easy access to surroundings. As the premier precision
engineering conference in the U.S., each Annual Meeting offers the latest
in precision engineering research through presentations from national
and international speakers. Participants in the Annual Meeting have the
opportunity to exchange ideas with internationally renowned experts in
the field via the various activities listed below. Select from the links
listed at the right for details about a particular meeting.
Oral and Poster Presentations
Covering a broad range of precision engineering topics, each Annual Meeting
has technical and poster sessions with 25-30 oral presentations and 140-150
poster papers covering the latest research and applications in most all
of the precision engineering areas.
Each year at the Annual Meeting, a technical exhibition is open to all
fully registered conference participants. This exhibit showcases many
precision engineering products and services from companies and organizations.
The exhibitors range from tool manufacturers to suppliers to research
institutions and is an excellent venue to gain exposure to international
precision engineering professionals. If your organization is interested
in exhibiting at the upcoming Annual Meeting, please contact ASPE at 919-839-8444.
This forum is open to all full-participants of the Annual Meeting. It
is of particular benefit to those with interests in business or the management
of technology. The program usually combines business and technology issues
pertinent to leaders in the precision engineering community.
Commercial Session/Open Forum
The Commercial Session and Open Forum provides an opportunity for company
representatives to make brief presentations on new products associated
with precision engineering. Participants in the Open Forum have the opportunity
to hear about limitations of performance of existing approaches, new approaches
relevant to precision engineering and advances that can be expected in
the future. The Open Forum was created to encourage dissemination of new
and significant results, as well as observations on precision engineering
At each Annual Meeting, as many as 20 tutorials are offered on many precision
engineering topics. These short-courses are taught by the world's leading
experts in the field and are very affordable. The tutorials are usually
held on Sunday and Monday, the first 2 days of the conference.
ASPE usually organizes tours of nearby sites that are of interest to anyone
who might be visiting the Annual Meeting city. This group event provides
an opportunity to visit the local area and interact with other precision
engineering professionals. Tours are oftentimes scheduled on Monday and
Friday during the week of the Meeting.
Call for Papers
The Annual Meeting Call for Papers is posted in December or January
prior to the Annual Meeting date in October or November. Abstract guidelines
and submissions are located on ASPE's website.
A limited number of scholarships for students are available for
the Annual Meeting and the request for applications is announced on the
Call for Papers. Information and requirements for scholarships can be
found on the ASPE website once the Call for Papers is posted.