Program & Schedule

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

7:00 AM – Registration & Coffee
Grigg Lobby

8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (Break half-way through tutorial)
Tutorial – Precision Metrology of Rotary Axes
Grigg 132

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM
Boxed Lunch & Commercial Session
Grigg Lobby & Grigg 132

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Technical Session 1 – Precision Manufacturing Processes
Grigg 132

  1. Designing, Building and Testing the Spindle for LODTM with Bob Donaldson
    Jeffrey W. Roblee (AMETEK – Precitech, Inc.)
  2. Bearing Review of the Crystal Mitigation Stations
    Todd Noste (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  3. Design and Construction of a Low-Cost Diamond Turning Lathe and Workholding System
    Cyrus M. Lloyd, Nicholas A. Browning (Auburn University)
  4. Application of Statistical Methods for Optimization of Process Parameters in Ultra-Precision Hole Jig-Grinding
    Sinan J. Badrawy (Moore Nanotechnology Systems, LLC)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Grigg Lobby

3:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Technical Session 2 – Spindle and Angle Metrology
Grigg 132

  1. ISO Standard on Geometric Accuracy of Axes of Rotation – An Update
    Alkan Donmez (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  2. Fully Automated Multi-Probe Spindle Error Analysis (SEA)
    Ralf Dupont (Levicron GmbH)
  3. Development of a New High-Accuracy Angle Generator
    Christian F. Guertin (Vermont Photonics Technologies Corporation)
  4. Super-Accurate Angular Encoder System with Multi-Detecting Heads Using VEDA Method
    Nobuyuki Ishii (Magnescale Co. Ltd.)
  5. Comparison of an Encoder System and Autocollimator for Use in Si-Traceable Torque Measurements
    Zane Comden, John Draganov, Stephan Schlamminger, David Newell, Leon Chao (National Institute of Standards and Technology); Frank Seifert (University of Maryland)

5:15 PM – 6:45 PM
Reception and Lab Tours
Duke Centennial Hall (next to the Grigg Building)


Thursday, July 20, 2023

7:00 AM – Registration & Coffee
Grigg Lobby

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Technical Session 3 – Hydrostatic Bearings
Grigg 132

  1. Bearing Design Choices Have Consequences: A Case Study
    Todd Noste, Laura E. Hopper, Jimmie A. Miller, Christopher J. Evans (University of North Carolina – Charlotte)
  2. Potential Influence of Linear Hydrostatic Bearing Preload Method upon Carriage Averaging
    Mark A. Stocker (Cranfield Precision, Division of Fives Landis Ltd.)
  3. External Pressurized Porous Gas Bearings for CO2 Turbomachinery
    Andrew D. Devitt, Jeremy W. Rainey (New Way Air Bearings)
  4. Effect of Recess Area on the Performance of a Precision Hydrostatic Spindle with Mid-Thrust Bearing
    Chenggang Fang (Nanjing Tech University); Dehong Huo (Newcastle University)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Grigg Lobby

10:15 AM – 12:00 Noon
Technical Session 4 – Thermal and Vibration
Grigg 132

  1. How to Control Temperature: It’s Not That Hard
    Dan E. Luttrell (Kriterion, LLC)
  2. Development and Evaluation of Device for Suppressing Spindle Head Vibration Caused by Bearing Cage
    Shotaro Tanaka, Ryoji Kondo, Hayato Koyama (Yasada Precision Tool KK)
  3. Using X Axis Error to Balance a Part on a Spindle
    Lauren Micklow, Stephen J. Furst (Smart Material Solutions, Inc.)
  4. Displacement Driven Balancing of a Machine Flycutter
    Stephen T. Hayes (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM
Boxed Lunch & Digital Presentations
Grigg Lobby & Grigg 132

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Technical Session 5 – Instruments and Applications
Grigg 132

  1. Magnetic Preloaded Air Bearings for Precision Applications
    Andrew D. Devitt, Jeremy W. Rainey (New Way Air Bearings)
  2. Revolutionizing Precision: Innovative Applications of Air Bearings in High-Performance Spindles
    Murat Erturk (OAV Air Bearings)
  3. Levcube: A Six-Degree-of-Freedom Magnetically Levitated Nanopositioning Stage with Centimeter Range XYZ Motion
    Ian Heyman, Lei Zhou (The University of Texas at Austin)
  4. A New Full-Field Imaging Projection Microscope for the APS Upgrade at 32-ID
    Alberto Mittone, Viktor V. Nikitin, Sunil Bean, Alex Deriy, Kamel Fezzaa, Janusz Matus, Curt A. Preissner, Deming Shu, Francesco DeCarlo (Argonne National Laboratory); Vincent De Andrade (KLA Corporation)
  5. Development of the Transmission X-Ray Microscope for Sub-10 nm Resolution Imaging
    Viktor V. Nikitin, Alberto Mittone, Alex Deriy, Sunil Bean, Michael Wojcik, Kamel Fezza, Francesco De Carlo (Argonne National Laboratory); Vincent De Andrade (KLA Corporation)

Demonstrations to follow Technical Session 5

***End of Conference***