Virtual International Conference Programme


Euspen’s Virtual International Conference is held over 4 days (8th June – 11th June 2020) and the daily programme is detailed below.

Please note that all times are shown in Central European Summer Time (CEST)


Monday 8th June 2020

09:00 – 12:30Workshop: Uncertainty in dimensional X-ray computed tomography

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14:00 – 17:30Workshop: Ultra-Precision High Performance Cutting

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Tuesday 9th June 2020

08:45 – 09:05Meeting opening for connection
09:05 – 09:15Presidential Address by Enrico Savio
09:15 – 09:45Keynote One
The use of humanoids and AI in the industrial processes and manufacturing
Darwin Caldwell, Italian Institute of Technology, IT
09:45 – 11:30

Richard Leach

Session 1: Advances in precision engineering and nanotechnologies

Session Keynote
Atomically smooth Si surface planarized using a thin film catalyst in pure water
Pho Van Bui, Osaka University, JP

10:10    Statically and dynamically balanced oscillator based on Watt’s linkage
Hubert Schneegans, EPFL, CH

10:30     Assessment of performances of optimized piezoelectric energy harvesters for wearables
Sasa Zelenika, University of Rijeka, HR

10:50     Three-dimensional tracking and height verification of polystyrene particles with piezo actuator positioning by means of multi-wavelength evanescent fields
Aran Blattler, Kyushu Institute of Technology, JP

11:10     Optimized design of a novel xy parallel micro/nano positioning stage with a concave-shape bridge amplifier
Xingjian Jiang, Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CH

11:30 – 12:00Commercial Session I

  • AMETEK Precitech Inc.
  • Innolite
  • Mitaka Kohki
  • Attocube
  • Etalon
  • Olympus
12:00 – 12:30Poster Room – Advances in precision engineering and nanotechnologies  (P1.01 – P1.24)
13:00 – 14:45

Oltmann Riemer

Session 2: Non-mechanical manufacturing processes

Session Keynote
Additive manufacturing using renewable materials: concept of upcycling peach kernels for use in binder jetting and FFF
Marko Jerman, University of Ljubljana, SI

13:25     Additive manufacturing of sensors – printing of conductor paths in loaded structures
Kim Werkle, Institute for Machine Tools, DE

13:45     Simulation and experimental study on the effect of interelectrode gap on the cavities machined by hybrid laser-electrochemical micromachining process
Krishna Kumar Saxena, KU Leuven, BE

14:05     Localized surface functionalization of steel by jet-plasma electrolytic polishing
Susanne Quitzke, Chemnitz University of Technology, DE

14:25     Additive manufacturing: innovative concept of compliant mechanisms
Lionel Kiener, CSEM, CH

14:45 – 15:15euspen Talent Programme
15:15 – 15:45Poster Room – Non-mechanical manufacturing processes  (P2.01 – P2.14)
15:45 – 16:45

Oltmann Riemer

Session 3: Precision manufacturing at CERN

15:45     Recent developments on mechanical and materials engineering at CERN
Said Atieh, CERN, CH

16:05     Niobium micro-mechanical polishing for superconductive radio-frequency applications
Pavlina Trubacova, CERN, CH

16:25     Supplier capability assessment as a tool for product and process optimization
Joel Sauza Bedolla, CERN, CH


Wednesday 10th June 2020

08:35 – 09:00Meeting opening for connection
09:00 – 09:30Keynote Two
Traceability in manufacturing metrology: do we still need artefacts?
Simone Carmignato, University of Padova, IT
09:30 – 10:10

Richard Leach

Session 4: Mechatronics, control and automation (Part 1)

09:30     Mould-integrated mechatronic fixture for error compensation in injection overmoulding of optoelectronic devices
Martin Schwarze, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, DE

09:50     T-Flex: A large range of motion fully flexure-based 6-DOF hexapod
Mark Naves, University of Twente, NL

10:10 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 11:30


Session 4: Mechatronics, control and automation (Part 2)

10:30     Degradation monitoring of machine tool ballscrew using deep convolution neural network
Nurudeen Alegeh, University of Huddersfield, UK

10:50     Fixture design using reinforcement learning
Dennis Wee Keong Neo, SIMTech, SG

11:10     Microscopic behaviour of positioning mechanism driven by preloaded ball screw with external disturbance from ultraprecision turning process
Shigeo Fukada, Shinshu University, JP

11:30 – 12:00Commercial Session II

  • MI-Partners
  • IBS Precision Engineering
  • Aerotech
  • Huber
  • Moore Nanotechnology Systems
  • Fanuc
  • Physik Instrumente
  • Queensgate
  • Reuter Technologie
  • Smaract
  • Professional Instruments
  • IOP Publishing
12:00 – 12:30Poster Room – Mechatronics, control and automation  (P4.01 – P4.17)
13:00 – 15:05

Richard Leach

Session 5: Metrology

Session Keynote
High accuracy continuous position determination of large accelerator components
Andreas Herty, CERN, CH

13:25     Reduction of noise bias in 2.5D surface measurements
Maxim Vanrusselt, KULeuven, BE         

13:45     METAS-CT: Metrological X-ray computed tomography at sub-micrometre precision
Benjamin A. Bircher, METAS, CH

14:05     A new sub-nanometer error separation technique
Saint-Clair Toguem Tagne, Ecole Normale Paris-Saclay, FR

14:25     Combined partitioning and approximation for optimized gear inspection
Axel von Freyberg, University of Bremen, DE

14:45 – 15:15Poster Room – Metrology   (P5.01 – P5.27)
15:15 – 15:45euspen AGM

Thursday 11th June 2020

08:35 – 09:00Meeting opening for connection
09:00 – 09:30Keynote Three
Why do we rarely see uncertainty statements with surface form and texture measurements?
Richard Leach, University of Nottingham, UK
09:30 – 10:15

Oltmann Riemer

Session 6: Mechanical manufacturing processes (Part 1)

Session Keynote
Performance of ultraprecision milling with thermally adjustable cutting edges
Lars Schönemann, IWT, DE

09:55     Design and hard machining of a high performance ceramic impeller
Tiago Borsoi Klein, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK, DE

10:15 – 10:30Break

10:30 – 11:50


Session 6: Mechanical manufacturing processes (Part 2)

10:30     Precision cutting of structured moulds of tungsten carbide with PCD milling tool
Akihiro Suzuki, Chubu University, JP

10:50     Suitability of electroless nickel for diffractive optics manufacturing
Marco Jagodzinski, Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management IWF, DE

11:10     Ultra-precision direct diamond shaping of composite polygonal Fresnel lenses
Nicholas Yew Jin Tan, National University of Singapore, SG

11:30     Investigations of non-circular turning using a high-acceleration drive unit based on aerostatic bearing principle
Benjamin Clauß, TU Chemnitz, DE

11:50 – 12:20Poster Room –  Mechanical manufacturing processes   (P6.01 – P6.35)
13:00 – 13:15euspen 21st International Conference & Exhibition, Hans Hansen, DTU, DK
13:15 – 15:00

Richard Leach

Session 7: Measuring instruments and machine tools

Session Keynote
Multi-dimensional interferometric stage encoder using range-resolved interferometry
Kieran Wiseman, Cranfield University, UK

13:40     Development of an all-optical dimensional measuring system
Richard Leach, University of Nottingham, UK

14:00     Active hydraulic actuators for vibration reduction in machine tool applications
Lander Rodriguez Idiazabal, Ideko, ES

14:20     Measurement and identification of translational stiffness matrix for static loads in machine tools
Nikolas Alexander Theissen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE

14:40     Novel method and device to minimize the high-order roundness error of large cylindrical rotors
Mikael Miettinen, Aalto University, FI

15:00 – 15:30Poster Room –  Measuring instruments and machine tools   (P7.01 – P7.30)
15:30 – 15:40Closing remarks by euspen Vice President, Hélène Mainaud Durand
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