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Newsletter, november 28th 2013
In this issue:
Transition from design to serial production
Large pendulum wave - The poetry of math on air
Precision Fair 2013 - December 3 & 4 in Veldhoven, NL
CompactRIO eddy-current system available with increased range
IBS sales director Hans Ott completes Kenya Classic cycling event
transition from design to serial production
Engineering showcase: Precision dampers
For over 20 years the high-tech systems industry has relied on IBS Precision Engineering for the design and prototyping of ultra-precision modules. Nowadays, IBS can also quickly and reliably enable the transfer of modules to serial production. 
 
Precision Engineering requires the expertise of an authority and at IBS, leading mechanical design, system and software architecture capability is combined with a pioneering foundation in metrology. Bringing their skills in product design together with long experience in measurement, test and tooling, IBS now help companies better manage the complex route to volume production. 
 
In a recently published article two module showcases ( precision dampers and smart mirror suspension) are being discussed where IBS has been responsible for all process steps from design to (pilot) production.  
» Read the full article
large pendulum wave - The poetry of math on air
In November the city center of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, was turned into a forum of inventions, installations, performances and events based on the phenomena of artificial light during the GLOW event. GLOW provides a platform for artists, designers and architects who are working with light.
 
One of this year's projects was the "Large Pendulum Wave" with porous media air bearings supplied by IBS Precision Engineering. The Pendulum Wave is a physical phenomenon based on a number of independent pendulums that are very accurately adjusted concerning swinging period (or frequency). On a steady frame 15 pendulums are mounted. Each pendulum can swing independently from each other.
» Video of the Large Pendulum Wave
» Read more on the air bearing application
Precision Fair 2013 - DECember 3 & 4 in veldhoven, NL
The 13th edition of the Precision Fair will take place on 3 and 4 December 2013 at NH Conference Center Koningshof in the city of Veldhoven, the Netherlands. The Precision fair has grown into the main European event on precision technology and has acquired an international reputation.

As ultra precision engineering company the Precision Fair is an important event for IBS. Like every year, we will be present as exhibitor and some of our colleagues will be giving some lectures. You are more than welcome to visit our booth nr. 134 where we will have a demo of the Wavelength Scanning Interferometer that we developed together with the University of Huddersfield.

For more information and free registration, please visit the Precision Fair website.
» Precision Fair website & registration
CompactRIO eddy-current system with increased range
ECD140 eddy-current displacement measuring systems from Lion Precision now offer measurement ranges up to 15 mm. Previously, 3,5 mm was the largest measurement range. “We’ve added several new probe sizes with larger ranges for the ECD140,” according to Don Martin, company president. He adds, “Users of the National Instruments CompactRIO system have enjoyed plug-and-play displacment sensing for their systems, but many need a larger measurement range – now they have it.
» Read more
IBS sales director hans ott completes kenya classic
From October 5th - 12th this year a total of 88 participants cycled nearly 400 kilometers on Kenyan soil to raise funds for AMREF Flying Doctors and their struggle for a sustainable, healthier Africa. IBS Precision Engineering’s sales director Hans Ott was one of the participants.

Prior to the Kenya Classic, each participant needed to collect at least 5000 Euro sponsorship money. Hans Ott: "I would like to thank IBS and all other contributors very much for the support given. I am convinced and saw with my own eyes that all contributions to AMREF Flying Doctors are being well spent and will improve the lives of many people. The Kenya Classic has been an impressive experience I will never forget!”
 
The total yield of 2013’s Kenya Classic was 551.416 Euro.
» See online article, including video