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International Etalon Forum 3. – 4. November 2016

Controlling the micron in industry and research

To celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are organizing a professional event focussing on “Controlling the micron in industry and research” in cooperation with our customers and partners. The event targets technical experts and decision makers from

  • machine tool and metrology business
  • production in the aerospace, automotive and energy sector
  • the research sector with challenging geometrical metrology tasks

With the forum, we would like to repeat our success of the 2013’s event with over 120 participants – however, introducing one major change: The Etalon Forum 2016 will be held in English language, thus welcoming partners and customers on an international base.

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We have compiled the following program for you:


Thursday Nov 3rd 13:00–17:30


12:00 -13:00 Registration

13:00       Dr. H. Schwenke,  Etalon GmbH:

13:15       Dr. D. Imkamp, Zeiss IMT GmbH:
Metrology on the shop floor, where else? – Potentials and Limitations

13:45       E. Schaarschmidt, Siemens AG:
Metrology on machine tools – technical requirements and solutions

14:00       K. Kunis, Siemens AG:
Improvement of machine precision by using kinematic measurement and compensation strategies (VCS)

14:15       U. Warnatz, Fanuc Europe:
Control Technical Solutions for Typical Problems of Machine Tools

14:45       G. Günther, Heidenhain:
Methodically enhance the part accuracy with TNC controller features

15:15       Coffee break

16:00       M. Wennemer, WZL-Aachen:
A case study on a very large machine tool: Systematic deviations & thermo-elastic deformations

16:30       R.Ottone, ISONORM:
ISO 16907: Benefits and limitations of compensation of machine tool’s geometric errors

17:00       C. Hitchens, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Centre (NARMC):
Inspection of Large High Value Components In-Process on a Machine Tool Platform

17:30      Dr. H. Schwenke, Etalon GmbH:
Measurement, Compensation, Monitoring – Good practice and pitfalls

18:00      End

18:30       Get-Together and Dinner


Friday Nov 4th 8:30–12:00


08:30       M. Peterek, WZL-Aachen:
Advances in Large-Scale Metrology – Technologies and Models for Cyber-Physical Systems

09:00       Dr. K. Kniel, PTB:
Tracebility for large scale metrology

09:30       Prof. A. Reichold,  Oxford University
From academic research to industrial products and back: FSI technology past, present and future

10:00       Dr. H. Schwenke, Etalon GmbH
An applications driven toolbox for the Absolute Multiline Technology

10:30       Coffee break

11:00       J.-C. Gayde, CERN
Big physics and small tolerances: Metrology challenges and solutions at CERN

11:30       S. Lévêque, ESO
Metrology for the European Extremely Large Telescope

12:00      Wrap-up and Good bye



We will kindly ask all participants for a participation fee of 95 € per person.

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We look forward to meeting you in Braunschweig!



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