|European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
|October 25, 2008
Components of innovative and successful products are characterised more and
more frequently by outstanding levels of surface quality, form tolerances on
a nano-meter scale or an extremely high degree of miniaturisation. As a result
of that the market of highly integrated, miniaturised systems or ultra-precise
manufactured parts is increasing continuously. Applications are to be found
in the branches mechatronics, micro-electronics, bio-medical engineering, optics,
automotive engineering or chemical engineering.
If such extremely demanding manufacturing specifications are to be met, it
is vital to have the right production equipment, including ultra-precision and
micro machine tools. Wherever precision on a nano-meter scale is required in
the production processes or there is a need for part sizes on a micro-meter
scale, a combination of thorough theoretical knowledge and practical know-how
is essential for the manufacturer.
The module "Precision and Micro Engineering - In the Application"
is the second course about Precision and Micro Engineering within the VisionOnline
programme. The first course "Precision and Micro Engineering - An Overview"
presented the technical basis of micro-machining operations, micro-machining
with lasers and micro-plastics processing. The aim of course two is to expand
on the contents of the first course and covers the following:
- Manufacturing of optical and micro-optical components,
- Tool making and replication techniques in precision and micro engineering
- Metrology methods in ultra-precision and micro technology.
This course will provide you with a deep insight into the state of the art
technologies and future trends in the field of precision and micro technology.