31st Annual Meeting
Sunday – Friday, October 23-28, 2016
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Oregon, USA
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Wednesday, September 28
Wednesday, September 28
About ASPE Meetings
ASPE holds its Annual Meeting in the fall of each year (usually late October or early November). Topics covered at the Annual Meetings oftentimes include but are not limited to Applications of Precision Engineering in Manufacturing, Precision Fabrication and Assembly, Design of Precision Machines and Instruments, Control of Precision Machines and Processes, Machine Tool Metrology, Dimensional Metrology, Ultraprecision Machining, Grinding, Polishing, and Lapping, Design and Fabrication of Structured Surfaces, Micro-Electromechanical Devices, Nanotechnology, Optics, Optical Metrology and Interferometry, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Surface Metrology, Novel Equipment and Processes, Measurement Uncertainty and Biomedical Engineering. The location varies from year to year and is always held in U.S. cities promising to offer many attractions and easy access to surroundings. As the premier precision engineering conference in the U.S., each Annual Meeting offers the latest in precision engineering research through presentations from national and international speakers. Participants in the Annual Meeting have the opportunity to exchange ideas with internationally renowned experts in the field via the various activities listed below. Select from the links listed at the right for details about a particular meeting.
Oral and Poster Presentations > Covering a broad range of precision engineering topics, each Annual Meeting has technical and poster sessions with 25-30 oral presentations and 140-150 poster papers covering the latest research and applications in most all of the precision engineering areas.
Technical Exhibition > Each year at the Annual Meeting, a technical exhibition is open to all fully registered conference participants. This exhibit showcases many precision engineering products and services from companies and organizations. The exhibitors range from tool manufacturers to suppliers to research institutions and is an excellent venue to gain exposure to international precision engineering professionals. If your organization is interested in exhibiting at the upcoming Annual Meeting, please contact ASPE at 919-839-8444.
Business Forum > This forum is of particular benefit to those with interests in business or the management of technology. The program usually combines business and technology issues pertinent to leaders in the precision engineering community.
Commercial Session/Open Forum > The Commercial Session and Open Forum provides an opportunity for company representatives to make brief presentations on new products associated with precision engineering. Participants in the Open Forum have the opportunity to hear about limitations of performance of existing approaches, new approaches relevant to precision engineering and advances that can be expected in the future. The Open Forum was created to encourage dissemination of new and significant results, as well as observations on precision engineering subjects.
Tutorials > At each Annual Meeting, as many as 20 tutorials are offered on many precision engineering topics. These short-courses are taught by the world’s leading experts in the field and are very affordable. The tutorials are usually held on Sunday and Monday, the first 2 days of the conference.
Tours > ASPE usually organizes tours of nearby sites that are of interest to anyone who might be visiting the Annual Meeting city. This group event provides an opportunity to visit the local area and interact with other precision engineering professionals. Tours are oftentimes scheduled on Monday and Friday during the week of the Meeting.
Call for Papers > The Annual Meeting Call for Papers is posted in December or January prior to the Annual Meeting date in October or November. Abstract guidelines and submissions are located on ASPE’s website.
Scholarships > A limited number of scholarships for students are available for the Annual Meeting and the request for applications is announced on the Call for Papers. Information and requirements for scholarships can be found on the ASPE website once the Call for Papers is posted.
American Society for Precision Engineering
P.O. Box 10826 Raleigh