Workshops

Delegate Registration

Monday 8th June 2020, CERN, Geneva

Attendance to euspen’s 2020 workshops are available free of charge to conference delegates.

W1 Challenges, solutions and technological improvements for precise telemanipulation in big science facilities
W2 Ultra-Precision High Performance Cutting
W3 Uncertainty in dimensional X-ray computed tomography

 Workshop 1: Challenges, solutions and technological improvements for precise telemanipulation in big science facilities 

CERN, Geneva
 8th June 2020
Time: 12:30 – 19:00

This workshop from CERN will focus on the challenges, solutions and technological improvements for precise telemanipulation in big science facilities. The two primary objectives of the workshop are the identification of the technologies and procedures that could introduce improvements to existing precise teleoperation solutions, and the capturing of best practices in human-machine interaction that have been identified through a long history of tele robotics operations in big Science Facilities.

Examples of established systems from research and industrial applications will be reviewed to identify the lessons learned, and considered alongside areas that have high levels of innovation. A frame for a future roadmap will be drafted. The workshop will have lecturers from international experts coming from academia, industries and research facilities and a visit to CERN accelerators mock-ups used for tele-robotics is foreseen.

Additional aims include:

  • Identify lessons learned and features that could increase established haptic systems used in precise teleoperation.
  • Provide an insight and encourage innovation from new applications of tele-operation.
  • Provide a roadmap to increase precision and proprioception for future tele-operating system design and guidelines for best practice to adopt.

 Workshop 2: Ultra-Precision High Performance Cutting

CERN, Geneva
 8th June 2020
Time: 15:00 – 18:30

Chair: Dr.-Ing. Lars Schönemann, Leibniz-Institute for Materials Engineering IWT, Germany

The Research Group “Ultra-Precision High Performance Cutting” (UP-HPC) is a collaboration between the University of Bremen and the Leibniz University Hannover funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Participating research institutes are the Laboratory for Precision Machining (LFM, Professor Ekkard Brinksmeier) from Bremen, the Bremen Institute for Mechanical Engineering (bime, Professor Bernd Kuhfuß) as well as the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW, Professor Berend Denkena) from Hannover. The goal of this research group is it to reduce the disproportionally long primary and secondary processing times in ultra-precision machining via scientific means, in order to leverage the economic applicability of this technology in the manufacturing industry. After two funding periods and six years of research in total, the UP-HPC research unit officially comes to an end in 2020 with a final colloquium and workshop held at the euspen international conference and exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The colloquium will give a brief overview on the major outcomes of the five sub-projects of the research unit and is accompanied by invited talks from industrial partners.

The full programme can be downloaded here

Workshop 3: Uncertainty in dimensional X-ray computed tomography

CERN, Geneva
 8th June 2020
Time: 15:00 – 18:30

Chair: Prof. Richard Leach, University of Nottingham, UK

X-ray computed tomography (XCT) has a number of benefits over traditional contact and optical techniques for coordinate metrology; not least because it allows one to peer inside the object being measured. But how do we know we are getting the right answers? As yet, there is no commonly adopted performance verification or calibration infrastructure in place for XCT, so the sceptic’s to the question is: we don’t. Specification standards for performance verification are being drafted in ISO 213, which make an attempt to map onto the standards developed for contact and optical methods, but is this really the most effective way to go? To achieve traceable measurements with contact coordinate measuring systems, complex kinematic models of the system are combined with Monte-Carlo simulations to estimate measurement uncertainties for a given object. There is as yet no equivalent for optical instruments, and XCT instruments are even further behind. Whilst there have been valiant attempts to produce such so-called “virtual instruments” for XCT, the complex physics of X-ray-matter interactions means that there is still a long way to go. At this workshop, experts in the field will review the many aspects and approaches to uncertainty estimation for XCT.

The full programme can be downloaded here

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