Richard Leach attended the 17th International euspen Conference
Richard Leach attended the 17th International euspen Conference in Hannover, Germany from 29th May to 1st June 2017. The meeting was attended by over 300 precision engineering and metrology experts and students, from a mixture of industrial and research backgrounds. The theme this year was the new SI and there were high quality keynotes on the new SI in general, and the Kibble balance and Avogadro sphere approaches to the redefinition of the kilogram. Richard chaired a session and presented a poster paper on work performed by Wahyudin Syam, Ian Maskery and himself, plus Jianwei Wu and Bo Zhao (HIT) entitled “Design of mechanically-optimised metrology frames using lattice structures” (paper, poster); describing our work on the development of vibration isolation techniques using additively-manufactured lattice structures (paper submitted to Precision Engineering). Richard, Nicola Senin and Adam Thompson were also co-authors on a paper from University of Huddersfield entitled “Results from an interlaboratory comparison of areal surface texture parameter extraction from X‐ray computed tomography of additively manufactured parts" (paper, poster).
Student winners of the Haidenhain awards
Prof. Kim Carneiro accepts the euspen Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr Ian Robinson (NPL) presents on the latest design of Kibble balance
The Germans regain the euspen trophy
Main conference hall