Nan Yu, PhD researcher at Cranfield University’s Precision Engineering Institute attended the euspen Special Interest Group Meeting – Thermal Issues 2016, 17-18 March 2016 in Prague, where he presented his research Energy balance investigation of an inductively coupled plasma torch for plasma figuring.
The event: Thermal effects are regarded as a major contributor to errors on machine tools, on measuring equipment and on workpieces. Measurement of thermal effects is becoming even more important as workpiece tolerances decrease, as thermal effects not only use a larger part of the tolerances, but also influence repeatability and long term stability of machine tools, and measuring equipment. As a consequence, several research groups and industries are working on simulation of thermal effects, in order to finally compensate thermally induced errors, or new help to develop concepts to reduce thermally induced errors.
The intensive on-going work in this area led euspen to bring together a further internationally-coordinated meeting, bringing together leading expertise globally to an open forum for focused presentations and discussions on thermal issues in manufacturing.
Technical tours to the local machine tool manufacturer KOVOSVIT MAS and labs at the Czech Technical University were organised for the meeting participants.