is building for our Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. Mark your
calendar so you do not miss this event on November 13th to
140 papers and posters have been accepted. And additional
poster papers are welcome until August 1. Technical sessions
Interferometry and Optics
Multi-Axis Machine Design
Precision Machining Processes
Control of Precision Machines
Precision Component Design
here for a list of oral papers to be presented.
to 25 tutorials will be presented. Topics include metrology,
flexures, materials, MEMS, mechatronics, principles of precision
engineering design, thermal effects on precision machines
and others. This is an excellent opportunity to increase or
refresh your knowledge of the practical application of precision
engineering. Watch our website for more details as the conference
exciting are the commercial exhibits and commercial sessions.
Exhibit space is filling rapidly with new and returning exhibitors
displaying new products and services. Click
here to learn how to exhibit at ASPE.
is a beautiful city on the front range of the Rocky Mountains.
The Denver Annual Meeting offers you an opportunity to learn,
grow professionally, expand your network, and enjoy a time
to rejuvenate in the many recreational activities within and
near the city.
look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at an ASPE
meeting in 2011.
Dow, Executive Director
#5: METROLOGY FRAME*
materials are elastic; therefore self-induced structural deformations
are inevitable. As targeted performance improves, these self-induced
deformations eventually result in errors that limit performance.
This is true for both metrology systems and machine tools.
A solution to this problem is the “metrology frame”.
metrology frame is a separate structure isolated from the
structural deformation error source. The deforming structure
uses the stable metrology structure as a reference thereby
improving the metrology system or machine tool performance.
#5: Assess the influences of varying loads on the
instrument base due to different work pieces and instrument
motions. If necessary use an independent reference frame for
measurement and make the metrology frame as small as possible
to minimize environmental influences.
pattern: MATERIALS SELECTION
on "Patterns for Precision Instrument Design", a
classic ASPE tutorial by C. Teague, C. Evans and later D.
Swyt. It uniquely identifies 12 foundational mechanical concepts
or patterns driving precision in fabrication, assembly and
American Society for Precision Engineering promotes the
future of manufacturing in America by advancing precision engineering;
though supporting education; and encouraging the development
and application of precision principles.
founded in 1986, is a non-profit organization.
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