Young Talent Cross Selling 2019

Precision fair organiser Mikrocentrum offers the stage to young talent and their young technology projects. Graduates, PhD’s, startups, now these top talents of the future will pitch their best projects. You can find further info on their corresponding poster presentation in the Brabantzaal on November 13 between 13.30 and - 13.55 hours and on November 14 between 14:45 and 15:40 hours. The best pitch will win an award and 250 euro’s.

The jury of the best pitch award consists of:

  • Professor of Micro Systems Technology Erik Puik
  • Dr. Andrei Anisimov Structural Integrity & Composites (SI&C) Aerospace NDT
  • 2 mystery guests in the audience

An overview of the Young Talent pitches:

Technologiy helps developing countries

Sebastiaan Bouwers
Company: Larsen & Buhl
Education: Research Instrumentmaker (LiS)

2 billion people worldwide do not have access to surgical care. In developing countries, operations are too expensive and often unsafe. To be able to help these people better, we need an acceleration in this development. Steerable and sterilizable instruments for these countries are therefore of great importance: everyone has the right to a healthy body.

DSC instrumentation for volumetric polymer analysis in plastic recycling

Nigel Visser
Company: UvA & VU
Education: Master Advanced Matter and Energy Physics & Master Entrepreneurship

The current recycling industry is confronted with the lack of an appropriate quality assessment for large samples of polymers. Our bulk Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) method identifies and characterizes large polymer samples for improving recycling quality. This results in an increase in high end products made from recycled material.

Project AerGo

Julian Kupski
Company: Airborne
Education: Technical University Delft, Aerospace Engineering

We set out for the extreme, to create the lightest and greenest aircraft in the world.

University Racing Eindhoven

Tom Oosterholt
Education: TU Eindhoven, Applied Physics

University Racing Eindhoven (URE) is a student team from Eindhoven University of Technology that builds a fully electric formula-style racing car every year. With this race car, the team participates in the Formula Student competition, the world's largest student design competition.

Design of a superconducting magnet plate

ir. H.B. Koolmees (Bart)
Company: ASML
Education: TU Eindhoven, Mechanical Engineering

Planar motors are currently used in lithography machines for the production of integrated circuits and partly define the productivity. A planar motor allows for control in 6 degrees of freedom providing magnetic levitation and actuation. The field density magnitude defines the maximal force and is limited by choice of magnetic material. A superconducting magnet plate is designed to investigate the improvement potential.

Model-based design in the early design phase

Tim Wilschut
Company: TU/e High Tech Systems Center
Education: TU Eindhoven, Mechanical Engineering

Ratio Computer Aided Systems Engineering B.V. is a start-up that develops system architecting modeling, visualization and analysis tools. At Ratio, we aim to bridge the gap between requirement engineering and system architecting to enable engineers to switch from document-driven to model driven design in the early design phase.

Ceramic additive manufacturing:
process modelling & control

Thomas Hafkamp
Company: TU/e High Tech Systems Center
Education: TU Eindhoven

Additive manufacturing (AM) of engineering ceramics through vat photopolymerization (stereolithography) has been successfully used to fabricate functional parts. However, current ceramic AM equipment lacks consistent part quality, productivity and scalability. Our vision is that integrating closed-loop control systems into the AM machine will improve part quality. To this end, the AMSYSTEMS Center defined a multi-disciplinary research program, tackling both major process steps in the layer-by-layer cycle with three PhD researchers. In the recoating step, a ~50 [μm] layer of photocurable resin is deposited. In the photopolymerization step, the resin is solidified by illuminating with a UV light source according to the part’s cross-sectional geometry.

Cri/oFlex®, high density microwave cabling for Quantum Computers

Wouter Bos
Company: Delft Circuits
Education: TU Delft, Applied Physics

Anticipating the scale-up of current quantum computing technologies, Delft Circuits develops dedicated, high density, flexible cabling solutions for high frequency microwave signals in cryogenic environments. With this we aim to solve the cabling challenge which will prove to be a critical bottleneck for the future of quantum computing.

Human Power Team: Velox

Valerie van den Broek
Company: Human Power Team
Education: TU Delft & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Human Power Team is a student team from Delft University of Technology and VU University Amsterdam. We design and produce an extremely aerodynamic recumbent bike called the VeloX. In addition to producing this bike, we select, coach and train our own athletes. They will break the speed record cycling on behalf of the Human Power Team.

Design of a thermally actuated objective lens focus system

Paul van den Hoogenhof
Company: NTS Group
Education: TU Eindhoven

In his work on a lens focus system, Paul has demonstrated his competence in mechanical design for nanometer-accurate positioning, as well as at a broader level in full system design and integration. To this end he combined analytical modeling, simulations and experimental verification. In addition to a design that better matches the desired working range of the existing system, Paul has taken promising steps to create and control relatively fast thermal drives that enable highly accurate and stable positioning. He demonstrated good analytical skills and the ability to apply his knowledge practically to different areas in an industrial environment. ”That is why he has been nominated this year for the Wim van der Hoek Award 2019. The winner will be announced on November 14 at 4.15 p.m. on the exhibition floor at the Mikrocentrum information desk.

Hybrid guidance - A revolution in translation for the ultra-high vacuum industry

Dominic Scheffers
Company: Ceratec
Ecucation: Fontys Hogeschool Engineering

In a very short time, Dominic has mastered the relatively unknown field of design with ceramics for him and has realized a working prototype of a hybrid straight guide. For example, he has demonstrated that his design works well and meets the requirement that the correct pre-tension can easily be applied. The hybrid straight guide also had a much lower rolling resistance than the existing ceramic straight guide and was quieter. First, Dominic has made a thorough analysis of the causes of rolling resistance in the current v-groove guide. He has incorporated the results into a creative design that eliminates one of the most important sources of rolling resistance. The basic principle for his design of a guide was completely new and not known from the books of Koster and Soemers. He reported clearly and gave a clear oral presentation, during which he could demonstrate the working prototype. That is why he has been nominated for the Wim van der Hoek Award 2019 this year.

Flexure mechanism with increased dynamic performance by overconstraining using viscoelastic material 

Sven Klein Avink
Education: Universiteit Twente

“Sven heeft aangetoond een multidisciplinaire en enthousiaste student te zijn door een goed begrip van ontwerpprincipes en numerieke analyse te combineren met een actieve verkenning van het gebied van de rubbertechnologie. Hij bestudeerde een manier om de grenzen te verleggen die worden opgelegd door het veelgebruikte principe van exact bepaald ontwerpen. Daartoe ontwikkelde hij een visco-elastisch materiaal en demonstreerde hij in een zelfontworpen opstelling hoe dat kan worden gebruikt om een buigmechanisme te ‘overbelasten’ zonder het gebruikelijke daaraan verbonden nadeel, d.w.z. een gevoeligheid voor fouten in de uitlijning (assemblagetoleranties). Het werk van Sven heeft de potentie om te leiden tot een nieuw ontwerpprincipe waarin een op maat gemaakt visco-elastisch materiaal wordt gebruikt om het beste van beide werelden te combineren, van exact bepaald en overbepaald ontwerpen, respectievelijk.” Daarom is hij dit jaar genomineerd voor de Wim van der Hoek Award 2019. Op 14 november om 16.15 uur wordt de winnaar bekend gemaakt op de beursvloer bij de informatiebalie van het Mikrocentrum.

Procesvalidatie verspanende bewerkingen medische precisieonderdelen

Bryan Slomp en Gerko Wilkens
Company: Witec
Education: Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Werktuigbouwkunde

Witec develops and manufactures various Medical Class III products, among other things. These products contain precision parts for various applications in the human body and are manufactured from various materials using machining technology. How can these machining processes for the wide range of personalized products be validated as easily as possible in accordance with ISO 13485?

Particle Contamination Control Solution for High-tech Equipment and Substrates

M.R. Homayoun 
Company: VDL Enabling Technologies Group, Technology & Dev.
Education: TU Eindhoven

The yield and hence the cost of manufacturing in high-tech equipment are directly dependent on the density of defects generated by the presence of contamination. Therefore, particle contamination can directly impact the accuracy and productivity of high-tech equipment by either killing a die or by introducing the cost of cleaning. Consequently, a deeper level of understanding of the process in which particle contamination is generated could potentially allow the equipment designers and manufacturers to guarantee sufficient cleanliness in the contamination-sensitive equipment.

Sub-micron Accurate Optical Fiber Alignment for Photonic Applications 

Matthijs van Gastel
Education: TU Eindhoven

The alignment and fixation of multiple single-mode optical fibers to photonic integrated circuits is currently a challenging, expensive and time-consuming task. In this work, a new concept is presented for a sub-micrometer accurate multi-fiber array where fibers are actively aligned with respect to each other and fixated to a carrier using UV-curable adhesive.

Stratos IV – Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering 

Ahmed Alazzawy
Education: Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering

Reaching Space is the ultimate ambition of a student rocketry team. With reaching Space we will reclaim the European and Worldwide Amateur Rocketry Altitude Record for DARE and put us in the history books as the first student team, and the first Dutch rocket ever to reach space!

Designing a lightweight rocket 

Laurens Goverde
Company: Inholland Composite
Education: Luchtvaarttechnologie Hogeschool Inholland Delft

Aquilo is a student team in the aviation technology course. The goal is to design, build and launch a lightweight rocket based on lightweight composites and new technologies such as 3D printing.\

The future of Personal and Heavy-Payload Air Transport

Jorrit van Berkom
Company: Silverwing

Silverwing is a studentstartup from the TU Delft developing heavy-payload, autonomous, electric UAV’s, the first of which is capable of carrying a payload of 90 kg over 60 km. It has achieved remarkable success in the Boeing GoFly competition, in which it is now amongst the final 5 competitors out of 700 initial teams.

What lies ahead?

Chimène Visser
Company: Apollo
Education: InHolland Delft

As the world is moving away from fossil fuels. It is only right that Apollo make this leap forward too. From running an ICE vehicle for the last 7 years, we have decided to switch to electric. Not only ushering Apollo into the future, but bringing with it a new exciting challenge. A challenge that we Apollo will thrive at. Going electric not only means we move with the times. But also allowing us to contribute our part to the environment and it’s sustainability. “