1) Exact Constraint Design
- Analysis methods, practical and mathematical (open the loop, FACT, Grübler)
- Static (in)determinacy: pro’s and con’s
2) Flexure Design for Precision and Optimization
- Basic flexure elements
- Stages based on flexure elements
- Design for stiffness with flexures with a large range of motionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fFH2RHpcTY
The tutorial is aimed at experienced graduate and postgraduate engineers/physicists, post-doctoral researchers, etc
M. Brouwer received a M. Sc. degree in mechanical engineering, in 1998, and a PDEng degree in mechatronic design in 2001 from Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven. He has 8 years of industrial experience with Philips Centre for Industrial Technology (CFT), Eindhoven, and Demcon Advanced Mechatronics, Enschede.
In 2007, he received a doctoral degree from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Twente, having (co-) authored over 40 refereed journal articles, 90 conference contributions and 8 patents on a variety of subject including flexure mechanisms, macro and micro manipulators, variable impedance robotics and precision engineering.
He has recently received the prestigious personal VIDI grant for his large range of motion flexure research. He has served as a Director-at-Large for the American Society for Precision Engineering and is Associate Editor for Precision Engineering.
Piet C.J. van Rens received a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1980 from the Technical University in Eindhoven. He studied mechanical engineering with Prof Ir Wim van der Hoek and was several years his assistant at Philips CFT. During this time, he worked at Laboratory of Space Research in Utrecht for 3 years and then 24 years at Philips.
For 6 years he was teaching at the Technical University in Delft in precision design on a part-time basis, alongside 30 years of teaching for the Mikrocentrum in Eindhoven.
The last 10 years have been spent working as an independent engineer, predominantly working for Settels Savenije Group of Companies and their customers such as ASML, in all kind of high precision technology.