The Centre held this one day meeting Future Challenges of Instrumentation and Control in Ultra Precision Manufacturing on 18 May 2016 at Renishaw plc, New Mills, Gloucestershire.
The control of the processes of ultra precision manufacturing is probably one of the areas that has enabled the most significant improvements in recent years. However, the instrumentation of the processes is sometimes seen as lagging behind the process itself.
The aim of this one day networking event was to bring the control and instrumentation communities together to discuss their particular challenges and advances, and consider how combining these strengths can build new ultra precision technologies.
The event also provided an opportunity to showcase the advances of in-process instrumentation methods that are enabling advanced control techniques to push precision manufacturing into a new level of production capability.
Presenters on the day were Mathew Favell, Renishaw plc, Dr Ian Hayward, Renishaw plc, Jonathan Abir and James Norman, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision, Cranfield University, Karen Yu, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision, University of Cambridge, Derrick Jepson, Aerotech, Dr Andrew Yacoot, National Physical Laboratory and Dr Simon Fletcher, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology, University of Huddersfield.
The EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision would like to thank Renishaw plc for hosting this successful event.