34th Annual Meeting


Monday – Friday
October 28 – November 1, 2019
Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Conference Chair
Stephen J. Ludwick, Aerotech, Inc.

Photo Credit: David Reid/VisitPittsburgh



Tutorials will be held on Monday-Tuesday, October 28-29, 2019 this year (instead of the usual Sunday-Monday)

Samples of Tutorials that have been offered in the past

  • Software-based Vibration Reduction for Precision Machines
  • Additive Manufacturing-Not Just another Parts Making Technology
  • Air Bearings: Theory, Design, and Applications
  • Standards for Metrology
  • Air Bearings: Theory, Design, and Applications
  • Intermediate Uncertainty Evaluation
  • Passive Damping in High-tech Systems
  • Exact Constraint Design
  • Practical Aspects of Diamond Machining
  • An Introduction to Surface Texture Measurement and Analysis
  • Thermal Effects
  • Sensor Basics for Precision Engineering
  • An Introduction to Surface Texture Measurement and Analysis
  • Manufacturing of Freeform Surfaces by Diamond Machining
  • Design Concepts for Sub-micrometer Positioning
  • Basics of Surface Texture Measurement and Characterization
  • Dynamics and Control of Precision Motion System
  • Fundamentals of Precision Machine Design
  • Laser Tracker Metrology
  • 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
  • Error Budgeting Methods for Precision Machine Tools
  • Fundamentals of Single Point Diamond Turning