New: The International Precision Conference

Dive into the world of applied precision technology with an exclusive one-day international conference: the International Precision Conference on November 12, 2024. As a warm-up to the renowned Precision Fair, the International Precision Conference is all about providing technical content and insights with a focus on application.

This first edition is all about collaboration, which is essential when developing, measuring, engineering and producing complex technical solutions. Within the Dutch precision technology ecosystem and supply chain, collaboration is the general way of working. As a result, the Dutch OEM supply chain with companies such as ASML, Thermo Fisher, Philips, Raith and Canon, forms a conglomerate of high tech companies, engineering and producing all the required components of the complex systems the Eindhoven region delivers all over the world. 

This conference gives you insight in the operation of the cooperation in the Dutch supply chain and how it works. You will get to know the products and related processes and you will become (more) acquainted with the Dutch development and engineering culture. This conference even may be the start of cooperation for your company with this unique ecosystem.

Discover the latest developments which are shaping the future
of precision in design and manufacturing within a wide range of topics:

  • Design of Precision Machines and Instruments
  • Control of Precision Machines and Processe
  • Machine Tool Metrology
  • Dimensional Metrology
  • Ultraprecision Machining
  • Micro-Electromechanical Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optics
  • Optical Metrology
  • Interferometry

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A brief history of the Dutch high tech ecosystem and its way of working

Early 1900, the success of the incandescent lamp production offered Philips the opportunity for innovation. Many new products were developed, starting with the radio, and Philips became a concern of many companies. The fact that all these companies were part of Philips, gave technologists the opportunity to cooperate and exchange knowledge. Development engineers all over Philips often came together to inspire each other; as well as mechanization specialists did. The high level of development made Philips a company of world-wide impact. From the 80’s on parts of Philips became independent companies but the sense of cooperation remained. 

A nice example is the accurate hydraulic actuator. It was developped for the production of the read-and-write heads of the videorecorder in the 70’s. It actuated the first waferstage of ASML in the 80’s. Later it actuated shaving heads production and today the production of contact lenses. This exemplifies how innovations born out of collaboration can transcend initial purposes and find utility across diverse fields, driving progress and innovation forward.


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The International Precision Conference isn’t just about sharing local expertise, it’s an international platform that brings together professionals, researchers and enthusiasts from around the world.  Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to be part of the precision revolution.