Plans are well advanced for the 19th Annual Conference and Exhibition hosted by the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen), this year running 3 – 7 June in Bilbao, Spain. The cream of the micro and precision engineering community will be gathering in Bilbao with the focus at the conference and the exhibition once again on bleeding-edge developments in micro and nano manufacturing.

The annual event is planned to allow commercial micro & nano manufacturers, researchers, and academics the time to learn, establish relationships, and network. Today, in such a vibrant and rapidly developing sector, networking and the exchange of experiences and developments is key, and above all else, the conference and exhibition nurture the partnerships that drive innovation and manufacturing success.

Micro parts and micro systems-based products are considered as a crucial value-adding element for many industrial sectors in Europe, the Far East, and the USA, and are therefore an increasingly important factor in industrial and economic robustness. With this importance, however, there come greater and greater market demands, and these are central to the success of the sector, and are discussed in detail at the euspen event

The annual event has various elements: the world-renowned and high quality conference, an exhibition showcasing leading technology and service providers in the space, and the now renowned annual networking dinner, all available for a one-off attendance fee.

Specifically at this year’s event, delegates will see latest advances in traditional precision engineering fields such as metrology, ultra precision machining, additive and replication processes, precision mechatronic systems & control, and precision cutting processes. Also covered will be handling, robotics, and automation, Industry 4.0 for precision manufacturing, mechanical and non-mechanical manufacturing processes, applications for precision engineering in the biomedical sector, and precision design in large-scale applications.

The exhibition in Bilbao is set to be the biggest ever, and is supported by leading micro manufacturing solutions providers who gather to meet the great and the good of the global precision engineering community, many seeing it as unthinkable not to attend year on year as each annual event stimulates relationships and partnerships that advance technological innovation and manufacturing efficiency and accuracy.

With leading micro and nano manufacturing solution providers such as Accumold, PI, ALIO Industries, Moore Nanotech, Kinetic Ceramic, Zygo, Aerotech, Taylor Hobson, Moore Nanotech, Heidenhain, and Olympus at the exhibition, the Bilbao event represents an ideal forum for attendees to discuss opportunities for commercial engagement.

In addition to the prestigious international conference, euspen also organises workshops, tutorials, and extensive poster sessions that cover the entire range of topics of interest to those working in the micro and nano manufacturing field. This year there are three workshops focussed on industrial in-process manufacturing metrology, the EU dissemination project Multifunctional ultrafast micro-probes for on-the-machine measurements, and the EU dissemination project Process Fingerprint for Zero-defect Net-shape MICROMANufacturing — facilitated by European Innovative Training Network MICROMAN

Networking is the key to the success of euspen’s events, and the Annual Conference and Exhibition is designed to allow delegates, speakers, and exhibitors alike the ability to meet and discuss issues of immediate relevance to the area of micro and nano manufacturing. To stimulate such cross fertilisation of ideas and experiences, in addition to the on-site opportunities, delegates are able to attend not only the prestigious euspen annual networking dinner, but also tours that will be arranged to companies and institutions close to the venue in and around Bilbao and active in the micro and nano manufacturing field.

For more details, please contact Dishi Phillips Business Development Manager at euspen on t. +44 (0)1234 754023 e.