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36th Annual Meeting Tutorials

Welcome to the tutorial program for the 36th Annual Meeting of the ASPE! As in past years, this year’s program offers a number of tutorials of interest to the precision engineering community.  This year’s program offers twenty tutorials of which roughly half are new, either being offered for the very first time or with new tutors presenting a fresh viewpoint.

Just as we did last year, we are taking advantage of the hybrid conference format to present the tutorials over an extended period of time prior to the start of the conference to maximize the opportunity to participate in the program. All tutorials will be available in a virtual format, even if they are being offered in-person at the conference venue.

The following is a list of tutorials that will be offered from October 27 – November 2, 2021. Registration is open and we look forward to your participation in this comprehensive program.

Dr. Vivek G. Badami, Zygo Corporation
Tutorial Chair

The ASPE 36th Annual Meeting Tutorial Schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

TUTORIAL DATESAM SESSIONS: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CDT) UTC-5:00PM SESSIONS: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM (CDT) UTC-5:00

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
VIRTUAL ONLY
Emerging Nanofabrication Technologies
Dr. S.V. Sreenivasan

Linear Motors
Dr. Renato Lyra


System Identification
Dr. Stephen Ludwick

Thursday, October 28, 2021
VIRTUAL ONLY
Precision Balancing, Static Balance in Precision Engineering
Dr. Jan de Jong

Scrum for Hardware Design
Dr. David Ullman and Dr. Joshua Tarbutton
Angle Metrology
Bryon Faust
Friday, October 29, 2021
VIRTUAL ONLY
Diamond Turning of Freeform Optics
Dr. Matt Davies
Vibrometry
Tobias Ban
Monday, November 1, 2021
IN-PERSON & REMOTE
* indicates remote offering only
*Principles of Precision Machine Tool Design – 1
Mark Stocker

Systems Engineering – 1
Ton Peijenburg
Jos de Klerk

Vibration Isolation
Roland Kappel & Hans Hartgers

*Modern Optical Fabrication
Dr. Jessica DeGroote-Nelson
*Principles of Precision Machine Tool Design – 2
Mark Stocker

System Engineering – 2
Ton Peijenburg
Jos de Klerk
Dr. Vivek G. Badami
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
IN-PERSON & REMOTE
* indicates remote offering only
Introduction to Lens Design
Dr. Julie Bentley

Flexures – 1
Dr. Stuart Smith
Dr. Kumar Arumugam
Dr. Marijn Nijenhuis

Thermal Effects – 1
Dr. Theo Ruijl
*Automated Surface Defect Inspection
Drew Schiltz

Flexures – 2
Dr. Stuart Smith
Dr. Kumar Arumugam
Dr. Marijn Nijenhuis

Thermal Effects – 2
Dr. Theo Ruijl

Optical Alignment Techniques
Robert Parks