33rd Annual Meeting


Sunday – Friday, November 4 – November 9, 2018
Red Rock Casino • Resort • Spa
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Conference Chair:
Kate M. Medicus, Optimax Systems, Inc.


Sunday – Monday, November 4-5, 2018

Specific tutorials will be posted in the Spring. Tutorials subjects usually include the following:

  • Thermal Control
  • Dynamics and Control of Precision Motion Systems
  • Fundamentals of Precision Machine Design
  • Applications of Additive Manufacturing to Precision
  • Passive Vibration Isolation
  • Project Management for Precision Engineers
  • Mechanical Vibrations and Modal Analysis
  • Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms
  • Optical Metrology for Precision Engineers
  • Software-based Vibration Reduction for Precision Machines
  • Error Budgeting Methods for Precision Machine Tools
  • Fundamentals of Single Point Diamond Turning
  • Machining Dynamics: Theory and Application
  • Large Scale Metrology
  • Diamond Machining of Freeform Optics
  • Precision Surface Metrology in Practice
  • Micro and Nano Fabrication
  • Precision Flexure Synthesis:  Principles and Applications
  • Introduction to Controls
  • Ultra-Precision Machining
  • Self-calibration: Reversal, Redundancy, Error Separation and Absolute Testing