Monday 7th June 2021

Attendance to euspen’s 2021 workshops are available free of charge to conference delegates.

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

W1 Machine Learning in Precision Engineering
W2 Metrology for Advanced Manufacturing
W3 High Precision Process Chains for the Mass Production of Functional Structured Surfaces – ProSurf

Workshop 1: Machine Learning in Precision Engineering

 7th June 2021
Time: 14:00-17:00 (CEST)

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

Fueled by the advent of high-speed parallel computing, the field of machine learning has ceased to be a mere research curiosity and has begun to be deployed in real industrial applications. At euspen’s 21st International Conference & Exhibition, we are pleased to present an industrially focused workshop covering the current state of the art in machine learning for precision engineering. This workshop will comprise a series of industrial and academic speakers covering current applications of machine learning to precision engineering and challenges for the future.


14:00 – 14:10Chairman’s introductionRichard Leach
University of Nottingham, UK
14:10 – 14:30Some challenges for machine learning in industrial metrologyNick Weston
Renishaw, UK
14:30 – 14:50The progression of AI for manufacturing from demonstration to productionToby Maw, Mostafizur Rahman
The Manufacturing Technology Centre, UK
14:50 – 15:10JARVIS-DGL: Universal deep graph library for atomistic predictions, image recognition and natural language processing in materials scienceAaron (Gilad) Kusne, Kamal Choudhary
15:10 – 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:00Machine learning for data processing in acoustic monitoring of laser powder bed fusionGisela Lanza, Niclas Eschner
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE
16:00 – 16:20Machine learning for in-line quality data in advanced manufacturing: opportunities and challengesBianca Maria Colosimo
Politecnico di Milano, IT
16:20 – 16:40Towards fully automated optical form measurementJoe Eastwood, Samanta Piano, Richard Leach University of Nottingham, UK

The full programme can be downloaded here

 Workshop 2: Metrology for Advanced Manufacturing

  7th June 2021
Time: 13:00 – 17:00 (CEST)

Chairs: Dr Harald Bosse, PTB, DE and Alexander Evans, BAM, DE

This workshop aims to inform and engage with the euspen community of the ongoing work on the AdvManuNet joint network project which aims to establish a European Metrology Network (EMN) for Advanced Manufacturing. EMNs are intended by EURAMET, the association of European metrology institutes, to establish self-sustainable networking structures for an ongoing stakeholder dialogue in different strategic important topics. Metrology for Advanced Manufacturing is one of those topics. The workshop will run as a training and dissemination event, informing the participants of the stakeholder engagement activities, proposed connections with established networks and the preliminary metrology needs of stakeholders to shape the future Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for this domain.

The event will enable discussions on the SRA to be developed and thus offers a forum to provide input regarding metrology developments needed for the further development of Advanced Manufacturing. This SRA on metrology for Advanced Manufacturing is important for future activities within the European national metrology institutes and also for influencing future European research programmes on Advanced Manufacturing.


13:00 – 13:10WelcomeHarald Bosse, PTB, DE
13:10 – 13:30Introduction to the AdvManuNet projectHarald Bosse, PTB, DE
13:30 – 14:00Definition of Advanced ManufacturingAlessandro Balsamo, INRIM, IT
14:00 – 14:20Stakeholder engagementAlessandro Balsamo, INRIM, IT
14:20 – 14:40Scoping engagement with established networksDaniel O´Connor, NPL, UK
Anita Przyklenk, PTB, DE
14:40 – 15:00Analysis of existing roadmapsDaniel O´Connor, NPL, UK
Anita Przyklenk, PTB, DE
15:00 – 15:15Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:45Guided discussion & feedback forum on the SRAAlexander Evans, BAM, DE
Alessandro Balsamo, INRIM, IT
Daniel O´Connor, NPL, UK
Harald Bosse, PTB, DE
16:45 – 17:00Wrap up and further stepsHarald Bosse, PTB, DE
Anita Przyklenk, PTB, DE


Given timing is indicative only. However, start and closing time is fixed.

The project JNP 19NET01 AdvManuNet has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

 Workshop 3: High Precision Process Chains for the Mass Production of Functional Structured Surfaces – ProSurf

 7th June 2021
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (CEST)

Chairs: Dr.-Ing. Oltmann Riemer and Dr.-Ing. Lars Schönemann, Leibniz-Institute for Materials Engineering IWT, DE

ProSurf aims to transfer a selection of advanced methods for surface modification into industrial massproduction lines that use replicative processes. Replication is the established method of choice for massproduction of polymer and, in several cases, of ceramic goods. Therefore, replication-based production is of highest relevance when one aims to improve the cost/performance ratio of mass-products. In addition, structuring replication moulds in established process chains avoids the complex problems that in-line structuring creates. To ensure that ProSurf’s methods can easily be implemented, in particular if several surface modifying methods are to be combined, we go beyond isolated technology development; we mirror the entire production process including handshake between different stages, off-line and in-line quality monitoring, and modelling. In consequence, the results of ProSurf would cover a broad scope of applications and have a vast potential to trigger further innovations. To showcase the performance of ProSurf’s solutions, we will carry out demonstration studies improving actual products of our industrial consortium members.

ProSurf website:

Funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.



14:00 – 14:10

1. Welcome and Introduction (Oltmann Riemer)
Project structure, consortium, and overall objective

14:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 14:50

2. Technologies
Applications, concept/design, manufacturing (mould making, replication), functional testing
2.1. Fast Tool servo turning  (15’+5’)
2.2. Metrology – off-line and on-machine (15’+5’)
14:50 – 15:05Coffee Break (incl. networking discussion)
15:05 – 15:25
15:25 – 15:45
15:55 – 16:05
2.3. Injection moulding of plastic optics – new approaches in simulation (15’+5’)
2.4. Imprinting of functional nanostructures   (15’+5’)
2.5. Electro discharge machining for ceramic moulding (15’+5’)                                                                                                              
16:05 – 16:20Coffee Break (incl. networking discussion)
16:20 – 16:453. Demonstrators and discussion (Lars Schönemann)
Demonstrators ProSafety, ProMatte, ProClean, ProFlow, ProPatt, ProDeco: design considerations, realization, functional and economical assessment and open discussion  (10’+15’)

16:45 – 17:00

4. Outlook (Oltmann Riemer)
Challenges, “lessons learned”, multiscale structured surfaces,further ideas, and future applications  (10’+5’)
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