Novel drive for highly precise motion over long distances of travel. Photograph: IMMS
Novel drive for highly precise motion over long distances of travel. Photograph: IMMS

Voices from industry and academia

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Manske, TU Ilmenau

”The Collaborative Research Centre SFB 622, ’Nanopositioning and Nanomeasuring Machines‘, set up by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) at the Ilmenau University of Technology, focuses on developing the scientific-technical foundations of design and implementation of highly precise nanopositioning and nanomeasuring machinery (NPM machines). They allow positioning, measuring, touch, modification and manipulation of three-dimensional objects with nanometre-precision.

Due to its expertise in precision drive systems, IMMS makes a highly valuable contribution to our research. Especially in the field of air-guided NMP systems, new solutions clearly exceed the capabilities of conventional systems by far. The results achieved by IMMS impressively prove the ability of the developed direct drive systems to position exactly ’down to the nanometre‘ and are an excellent starting point for their application in large driving areas. According to the DFG experts, ’In the field of nanopositioning and nanomeasuring technology, the world standard … is also set in Ilmenau.“

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Eberhard Manske,

Head of the Precision Measurement Technology Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,Ilmenau University of Technology; Spokesperson of SFB 622. Photograph: IMMS.

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