ASPE 36th Annual Meeting Tours

ASPE is offering in person tours at the facilities below for the 36th Annual Meeting. All tours will be $95.00. The tours will take place on Friday, November 5 and will leave from the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel at 12:30 pm and return by 6:00 pm. Tours will leave after the final Oral Session concludes.

Tour 1: Zeiss Industrial Metrology

Zeiss Industrial Metrology tour of the North American  production facility in Maple Grove, Minnesota where a variety of Coordinate Measuring Machines and other Zeiss devices are manufactured.

Tour 2: The Minnesota Nano Center

The Minnesota Nano Center, or MNC. A state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and applied nanotechnology.The Center offers a comprehensive set of tools to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale devices, such as integrated circuits, advanced sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and microfluidic systems. The MNC is also equipped to support nanotechnology research that spans many science and engineering fields, allowing advances in areas as diverse as cell biology, high performance materials, and biomedical device engineering.

The labs and tools of the Minnesota Nano Center are open to all qualified users. We welcome researchers from industry and other academic institutions.

Tour 3: Starrett Tru-Stone

Starrett Tru-Stone is a premier producer of custom precision granite machine bases and accessories. See how large granite machine elements are crafted to impressive levels of geometric specifications.  Tru-Stone Technologies is located in Waite Park, Minnesota, in the heart of granite country.

A tour may be canceled if there is not enough interest. The committee will make this decision based on attendance prior to the event and notify all registrants. Refunds will be processed accordingly as necessary.