32nd Annual Meeting


October 29 – November 3, 2017
The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Conference Chair:
Vivek G. Badami, Zygo Corporation

Call for Papers

The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering will feature oral technical paper presentations, poster sessions, a strong tutorial program, reviews of the state of the art of the various areas of precision engineering, a student challenge and mentoring session, commercial exhibits and technical tours. The meeting will provide many opportunities for learning, networking, and recruiting. An extensive technical exhibit will enable interaction with suppliers whose equipment enables precision engineering.

Charlotte, North Carolina is a hub for manufacturing in the southeastern United States and also home to the Center for Precision Metrology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, one of the premier centers of precision engineering. The meeting venue, The Westin Charlotte, is situated in the vibrant uptown with easy access to restaurants, coffee shops and pubs.

Papers are being solicited in the following broad areas:

  • Controls and Mechatronics
  • Metrology Systems and Techniques
  • Precision Design of Instruments and Machines
  • Precision Manufacturing Machines and Technologies
  • Micro and Nano Technologies
  • Characterization, Data Reduction and Applications of Measurement Science

Papers addressing precision engineering topics that span multiple categories are welcome, as are papers providing historical and/or education perspectives on precision engineering.

ASPE also seeks to encourage student involvement in Precision Engineering. Student scholarships will be available to full-time graduate students enrolled in an accredited university. The scholarships will include waiver of conference registration and tutorial fees and a stipend to assist with travel, lodging and meal expenses. Multiple student scholarships will be granted by ASPE and other participating institutions.

ASPE is bringing back its highly successful student challenge wherein students work in teams to address a multi-disciplinary precision engineering design challenge from start to finish, culminating in the construction and evaluation of real hardware. Students who are registered for the conference are welcomed to enter the competition.

Short abstracts due Friday, March 31, 2017.  Review the guidelines and instructions to submit your short abstract>>