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International Big Science.

The ALICE detector at CERNs hadron collider is due for upgrade in 2020. IBS has supported CERN and partner institutes worldwide with sensor module assembly machines.

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Normalisation sits in our blood.

Read why international standards such as ISO are so important to manufacturing and to IBS (Dutch).

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Asphere measurement

See how a range of aspheres are qualified using latest CMM techniques.

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Measuring Systems

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Tactile coordinate metrology of ultra-precision optics.

CMMs are widely used for 3D metrology of parts in science and industry. ISARA 400 advances coordinate metrology into ultra-precision accuracy.

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Air bearing noise analysis.

Air bearings have a disturbance attenuation effect by removing the physical connection between machinery and the world and substituting this by a thin layer of air. Air bearing noise can be measured at the nm level with a capacitive measuring system.

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Smooth collaboration leads to new in-line system.

Together with their colleagues Rens van der Nolle (Mechanical Engineer at IBS) and Werner Knapen (Account Manager Bosch Rexroth) built a linear precision module for in-line surface measurements of foil (Dutch).

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In-line Surface Inspection of Printed Electronics

Web-guiding and in-line metrology innovations deliver nanometre precision for inspection of printed electronics.

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Machine Qualification

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Automating 5-axis machine tool accuracy measurement.

In the course of machine tool accuracy investigations many methods have been developed. This paper focuses on methods suitable for automation and hence industrial application.

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Machine metrology for optimal thermal performance.

At IBS we support companies to measure and optimise their machines, in line with best practice. This article presents a fast and accurate method for the dynamic 3D measurement of thermal stability

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Degrees of freedom in turbine manufacturing.

Turbine manufacturing is a high-complexity, high-precision process requiring true 6-axis grinding. Read how Blohm Jung are addressing this challenge.

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Software based accuracy improvement of 5-axis machine tools

This whitepaper presents an analysis on the stability of the pivot line of rotary axes using a fast and accurate 3D measuring method to determine the dynamic 5-axis performance of the machine

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Components

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Air Bearing Application & Design Guide

Air bearings represent the next logical step in bearing design. Air bearings in general have a proven track record having been employed in coordinate measuring machines for 20 years

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Unexpected encounters.

Air bearings can be exploited by mechanical engineers to extend their design capabilities for precision manufacturing systems. Read about some surprising new applications.

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New roll-to-roll printing technologies.

Exploiting air bearings in roll-to-roll. Non-contact, almost zero friction, and no static build-up benefits production processes.

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Contactless shape manipulation of thin substrates.

How can you shape substrates to your wishes without even touching them. Read how the magic is done.

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Contactless handling, flattening and stabilization of webs.

In roll-to-roll processes for printed electronics, avoiding web contact is critical to reduce damage and contamination. Air bearings deliver contactless, precision control for printing, drying and inspection processes.

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