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20 February 2021

Mikroniek February 2021: High-tech systems input from NFI and PI

The February issue of Mikroniek features the theme of high-tech systems. The cover story by Nearfield Instruments (NFI) is about the agile…

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18 February 2021

Lunch lecture March hosted by SRON

Title: Development of the SPEXone spectropolarimeter instrument, the Dutch contribution to the NASA PACE satellite observatory By Alexander Eigenraam, senior mechanical design…

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18 February 2021

Knowledge day Topology Optimization March 2 and 9

In complex engineering problems, particularly with multiphysics, the multitude of boundary conditions quickly becomes too complex for engineers to oversee. At the…

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16 February 2021

Mikroniek December 2020: Systems engineering and vaccine carriers

The December issue of Mikroniek features the theme of systems engineering & design methodology. It focuses on the Dutch approach to systems…

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16 February 2021

Continuous evolution of 60-year-old laser technology

Sixty years after its inception, laser technology is still steadily evolving and a large number of industrial applications have been developed over…

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16 February 2021

Improving hexapod positioning performance through compensation for mechanical compliance in parallel kinematics

In hexapods using six length-adjustable struts for positioning an end-effector, the compliance (or inversely, the stiffness) of individual components or structures, such…

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16 February 2021

Agile systems engineering approach towards high-throughput 3D metrology equipment for semiconductor process control

In the semiconductor industry, Moore’s law comes with increasing and complex demands and the need for advanced process control metrology. Nearfield Instruments…

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15 February 2021

Martijn Wijns has been awarded the Bronze Certificate from the ECP2 programme

With ECP2 Bronze from software to system architect Martijn Wijns, software architect at Sioux Technologies in Eindhoven (NL), has been awarded the…

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15 February 2021

Persbericht Wim van der Hoek Boek

Eindhoven, november 2020 Wim van der Hoek (1924-2019) – Een constructief leven Kaleidoscopisch boek over grondlegger Nederlandse mechatronica-industrie Wim van der Hoek…

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2 February 2021

Merging systems architecture and project management

In recent years, systems engineering (SE) is becoming more important in the Dutch high-tech equipment industry. Increasing system complexity and increasing team…

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2 February 2021

Large dynamic range atomic force microscope

In semiconductor manufacturing, the shrink following Moore’s law requires ever tighter overlay and registration between the different (material) layers. For accurately characterising…

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2 February 2021

Wafer-handler systems engineering and magnetic bearing design

A systems engineering approach to the design of a wafer handler is presented in this Mikroniek article, starting with an introduction to…

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22 December 2020

Bronze ECP2 certificate for Jordy Nieuwhoff of ASML

Jordy Nieuwhoff, optomechanical lead design engineer at ASML, has been awarded the Bronze certificate from the ECP2 programme, a European certified precision…

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25 November 2020

Eight Nominations for 2020 Wim van der Hoek Award

Mechanical design based on the design principles defined by Wim van der Hoek is very much alive. The Philips engineer and part-time…

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22 November 2020

Wim van der Hoek Award 2020 goes to TU/e alumnus Teun van de Sande

During the online programme of the 2020 Precision Fair, the Wim van der Hoek Award was presented under the auspices of DSPE.…

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14 November 2020

Knowledge Day Topology Optimization digital: Date March 2 and 9 from 3:00 – 5:00pm

In complex engineering problems, particularly with multiphysics, the multitude of boundary conditions quickly becomes too much for a single engineer to oversee.…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek March: High-tech systems

The March issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, is dedicated in part to the theme of High-tech systems. It…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek December 2019: Energy (micro & macro)

The December issue of Mikroniek is dedicated in part to the theme of Energy (micro & macro). It features articles on miniaturised…

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13 August 2020

KNOWLEDGE DAY Engineering for Contamination Control

A new edition of the DSPE Knowledge Day on Engineering for (Particle) Contamination Control will be held 2 April 2020.. The event…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek October: Precision sensors and Precion Fair preview

The October issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of Precision sensors. It covers the design of…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek September 2019: Manufacturability

The September issue of Mikroniek features the theme of manufacturability in a very broad sense. Obviously, additive manufacturing (AM) is covered extensively,…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek April 2019: Thermal control

The April issue of Mikroniek features the theme of thermal control. Today, thermomechanics is crucial for successfully designing precision systems, especially optical…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek June: Design Principles

This edition of Mikroniek aims to honour the memory of Wim van der Hoek with articles about designs in his vein and…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek February: Between misalignment and self-alignment

The February issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, contains a preview of the High-Tech Systems 2019 event as well…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek December: Software & machine learning

The December issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of Software & machine learning. It covers applications…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek October: Big Science and Precison Fair preview

The October issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of Big Science. It covers projects like Virgo…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek September issue: Precision Talent

The September issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of Precision Talent which covers a wide variety…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek June issue: Precision Mechatronics

The June issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of Precision Mechatronics. In part dedicated to the…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek April issue: Precision Bearing Technology

The April issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of Precision Bearing Technology. Contributions cover air, ferrofluid…

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13 August 2020

MIKRONIEK Readers’ survey

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek February: from Agile eye to Zygo innovation

Mikroniek February: from Agile eye to Zygo innovation The February issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, contains a preview…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek December issue: ‘Precision in Agro’ and milti-dimensional reports

The December issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of ‘Precision in Agro’ and includes articles on…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek September: Optomechatronics

The September issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of optomechatronics in anticipation of the DSPE Optics…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek June: Flexures and mechanisms

The June issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of flexures and mechanisms.   Flexures, or rather compliant…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek April issue: (Soft) Robotics

The April issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, is to a large extent devoted to the theme of (soft)…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek December: Reaching for the stars

The December issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features the theme of astronomical instruments. The coverage includes two of…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek October: DSPE Conference report, Precision Fair 2016 preview, and Additive Manufacturing focus

The October issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, which has recently appeared, is loaded with information. It contains a…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek September: DSPE Conference catalogue and more

The forthcoming Mikroniek issue, click here for a first impression, will appear on 16 September. In part dedicated to the DSPE Conference…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek April: Thermal issues and gravitational waves

The forthcoming Mikroniek issue, click here for a first impression, will appear on 1 July. It is in part dedicated to mechatronic…

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13 August 2020

Vice-Chairman Jaap Verkerk deceased

We received the sad news that our former vice-Chairman Jaap Verkerk is deceased. For 11 years (1988-1999) Jaap de NVPT led with…

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13 August 2020

Mikroniek December: Robots preparing pizzas or cleaning windows

The forthcoming December issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, is in part devoted to robotics. A wide range of…

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15 April 2020

Lunch Lecture March hosted by SRON

Development of the SPEXone spectropolarimeter instrument, the Dutch contribution to the NASA PACE satellite observatory By Alexander Eigenraam, senior mechanical design engineer…

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13 November 2019

Mikroniek: Merging systems architecture and project management

In recent years, systems engineering (SE) is becoming more important in the Dutch high-tech equipment industry. Increasing system complexity and increasing team…

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1 October 2019

Mikroniek: Large dynamic range atomic force microscope

The second part of the Optics Week, on 1-3 October 2019, was filled with the Optomechanical system design course.

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12 January 2019

Mikroniek: Wafer-handler systems engineering and magnetic bearing design

A systems engineering approach to the design of a wafer handler is presented in this Mikroniek article, starting with an introduction to…

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19 December 2018

Publication table and advertisement list Mikroniek 2019 available

The new list for advertisement cost for the Mikroniek is available. It also contains the publication table and topics. >Mikroniek TK 2019.pdf

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15 November 2018

Wim van der Hoek Award 2018 presented to Martin Kristelijn (TUe)

During the 18th edition of the Precision Fair, the Wim van der Hoek Award 2018 was presented under the auspices of the…

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14 November 2018

Ir. A. Davidson Award 2018 for Lennino Cacace

Complex opticsThis year, the panel of judges for the Ir. A. Davidson Award received a large number of nominations of excellent candidates,…

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4 September 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS DSPE conference on precision mechatronics

Short abstracts of papers/demonstrations/posters (in English, max. one A4 page and preferably including illustrative pictures and photo’s) should be send to info@dspe-conference.nl.…

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4 September 2018

DSPE Conference program online

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7 June 2018

Marco Wieland (Mapper Lithography) receives the Martin van den Brink Award

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1 December 2017

With precision training to specialist level: bronze certificate for Frank de Groot of Tegema

Frank de Groot, senior engineer at Tegema, has been awarded the Bronze ECP2 certificate. He achieved this by following a number of…

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16 November 2017

A total of nine nominees for Wim van der Hoek Award 2017

Technical talent, crucial for the future of the Dutch high-tech industry, is graduating at a high level at universities and universities of…

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16 November 2017

Nominate your best graduate before 7 September 2017

The Wim van der Hoek Award is an annual prize awarded to the student with the best graduation project in the field…

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16 November 2017

Wim van der Hoek Award 2017 presented to Sam Peerlinck (KU Leuven)

First Belgian winner of Dutch design engineering award   At the seventeenth edition of the Precision Fair, held on 15 and 16…

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8 June 2017

Launch of the book The Architects of ASML (in dutch)

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23 February 2017

Mikroniek February: Royal interest

The February issue of Mikroniek, click here for a first impression, features His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visiting the Leiden…

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15 February 2017

Precision education at a high level: bronze certificate for Joris Looman (ASML)

Joris Looman, Lead Design Engineer Opto-Mechanics at ASML, has obtained the Bronze ECP2 certificate for courses certified in the ECP2 programme, the…

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6 December 2016

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander opened the new wing of the Leiden Instrument Makers School

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander (in the middle) opened the new wing of the Leiden Instrument Makers School, in a ceremony attended by…

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17 November 2016

Wim van der Hoek Award 2016 for Niels Giessen

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16 November 2016

Call for Ir A. Davidson Award candidates

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16 November 2016

Ir. A. Davidson Award 2016 for Wouter Aangenent

Wouter Aangenent, senior architect and project leader at ASML, received the Ir. A. Davidson Award for his leading role as a specialist…

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17 October 2016

Professor Wim van der Hoek Conference Room at JPE

As part of the 25th anniversary of Janssen Precision Engineering (JPE) Professor Emeritus Wim van der Hoek (92) performed the official opening of…

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5 October 2016

Best Contribution Awards DSPE Conference 2016

From left to right: Frank Sperling (Chairman sessions 6-7 of the DSPE Conference 2016)Marc Vermeulen (Chairman of the Jury Best Contribution Awards)Ad…

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28 September 2016

Launch book Natlab

Time: 18:00 – 21:00    The authors of the book Natlab, kraamkamer van ASML, NXP en de cd, Paul van Gerven en…

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26 May 2016

Jan van Eijk receives the Martin van den Brink Award 2016

Jan van Eijk receives the Martin van den Brink Award 2016.From left to right Martin van den Brink (President and CTO ASML),…

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26 November 2015

Tasja van Rhee at ASML received bronze CPE certificate

Tasja van Rhee, precision engineer at the department System Engineering of ASML received a bronze certificate of the Dutch Society for Precision…

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19 November 2015

Wim van der Hoek Award 2015 presented to Gihin Mok (TU Delft)

Winner of the Wim van der Hoek Award 2015 is Gihin Mok with his Master Thesis ‘The design of a planar precision…

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19 November 2015

Undersigning cooperation euspen and DSPE

During the SYMPOSIUM ‘Post graduate education in precision engineering, today and tomorrow’ at the Precision Fair November 19, 2016. David Billington,Executive Director…

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19 November 2015

Winner of the Rien Koster Award 2015 is Peter Rutgers

The Rien Koster Award is given to a mechatronics engineer/designer who has made a significant contribution to the field of mechatronics and…

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1 November 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS 30th ASPE Annual Meeting

Austin, Texas, USA is the site of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering.   The Annual Meeting…

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28 September 2015

Symposium succesfully kicks off DSPE Optics and Optomechatronics Week 2015

The DSPE Optics and Optomechatronics Symposium is the second edition of the bi-annual event, which started two years ago in Eindhoven, the…

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9 September 2015

Mikroniek September 2015: focus on Optics and Optomechatronics

The forthcoming September issue of Mikroniek, click here for a preview, is in part dedicated to the first DSPE Optics and Optomechatronics…

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21 May 2015

Aquatic Solutions Conference 2015

A conference on electrical actuated underwater applications.   The Aquatic Solutions Conference (ASC) is an international, independent conference dedicated to advance the…

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18 March 2015

Certified Precision Engineer program milestone

This week, the first bronze level CPE certificate within the DSPE Certified Precision Engineer training framework has been awarded to Nikola Vasiljević…

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11 March 2015

European Robotics Forum 2015

Go visit the European Robotics Forum 2015As an enabler of innovation in industry and society, robotics is a spearhead of European innovation policy,…

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13 November 2014

Wim van der Hoek Award voor Marc Damen

De Wim van der Hoek Award – ook wel Constructeursprijs genoemd – werd in 2006 ingesteld ter gelegenheid van de tachtigste verjaardag…

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12 November 2014

Rens Henselmans wint ir. A. Davidson Award 2014

Deze prijs dient ter stimulering van jong talent en is bedoeld voor een jonge precisietechnoloog die enige jaren werkzaam is in een…

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4 September 2014

DSPE-Conference 2014 well received

Based on the enthusiasm during the conference and the evaluation forms of all participants we can conclude that the conference was a…

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8 August 2014

Successful pilot of new training ‘Advanced mechatronic system design’ for (future) system architects was completed last July

August 08, 2014 – The training ‘Advanced mechatronic system design’ (AMSD) is set-up in a masterclass manner with a mix of presentations…

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8 August 2014

New training ‘Advanced mechatronic system design’

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5 December 2013

Senior en junior precisietechnologisch talent in de schijnwerpers

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3 December 2013

Thermo-Mechanics website live!

This website was developed by a group of people, passionate about Thermo-Mechanics. They contributed their free time to writing and reviewing the…

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1 December 2013

Successful first DSPE Optics & Optomechatronics Symposium

Topics included the design and manufacturing of optics as well as optomechanics, and their implementation in optomechatronic systems. With top-class speakers from…

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26 September 2013

Certified Precision Engineer program milestone 1,000th CPE certificate awarded

One of the objectives of DSPE (Dutch Society for Precision Engineering) is to improve the level of knowledge and cooperation in the…

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4 April 2013

LAUNCH Optics & optomechanics interest group DSPE

The interest group will focus on sharing knowledge about optics design and optomechanical design. These subjects become more and more of interest…

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