ASPE 2016 Spring Topical Meeting, April 2016

Jonathan Abir, PhD researcher within the EPSRC Centre in Ultra Precision at Cranfield University, had the opportunity to present his research Feedback based technique for improving dynamic performance of a small size machine tool at the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) 2016 Spring Topical Meeting Precision Mechatronic System Design and Control.

The event organised by ASPE, took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from 20 to 22 April 2016. This is the Society’s 5th Topical Meeting in a series on the precision design and control of mechatronic systems. The meeting developed and promoted a broader understanding of the precision engineering principles of determinism for use in meeting the challenges posed by the design and control of high-performance mechatronic systems. It brought together specialists and practitioners from academia, industry, and government for the exchange of ideas and to identify topics of common concern for further research. The opening tutorial, The Dutch Approach to High Performance Motion Control, provided participants with the opportunity to become acquainted with both fundamental principles and recent developments in the field of mechatronic system design.

Keynotes speakers at the meeting were Professor Rainer Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor Maarten Steinbuch, Eindhoven University of Technology.

Jonathan was also successful in securing a travel award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology which aided his travel to present at the meeting.

View Jonathan’s Presentation