euspen Challenge, July 2015

euspen Challenge is an annual international competition held by euspen identifying students with potential to be future leaders in the field of precision engineering and nanotechnology.

The event provides students with the tools to embrace and apply current and newly acquired skills in a constantly changing and demanding market. Working in culturally diverse teams, students have access to respected industry to develop their commercial awareness.

Students benefit from national and international teamwork exposure; engineering and business skills development; influential professional network building and the unique opportunity to connect with leading companies in the field.

This year, the event was held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden in collaboration with Hexagon Metrology Nordic AB, Sweden. The challenge focused on high precision metrology using low cost imaging sensors. The challenge was to design and build an optical coordinate measurement machine to achieve maximum accuracy with low economic budget. The challenge addressed: the appearance and functionality of the prototype; scientific and methodological aspects; innovative aspects; economic and production aspects; followed by a presentation.

James Norman, a researcher within the Centre at Cranfield University got through the national heats in early 2015 and went on to participate in the euspen Challenge in Sweden, 7-9 July 2015.

James Norman (left) with euspen Challenge team members
euspen Challenge 2015 participants and organisers

Images courtesy of euspen