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Air Bearings - Unexpected Encounters
Article by IBS published in Mikroniek magazine on air bearings where you might not expect them. En lire plus »


25 Years of Innovation
IBS Precision Engineering celebrates 25th anniversary. En lire plus »



Air Bearings - Unexpected Encounters

Article by IBS published in Mikroniek magazine on air bearings where you might not expect them. Rolling-element bearings developed in the last century were a revolutionary improvement over the plain bearings that had been pushed to...


25 Years of Innovation

IBS Precision Engineering celebrates 25th anniversary. In 1993 Henny Spaan started a small precision engineering company in Eindhoven with a big mission: to create measurement solutions which would help companies and research...


Verifying the accuracy of five-axis machine tools

New paper on verifying the accuracy of five-axis machine tools presented during the Machining Innovations Conference now available.   In the aerospace industry the application of five-axis machines is increasing and...



EMINT and IBS coordinate meeting on Advanced Thermal Control

In association with the EMINT (Electro, micro and Nano Technologies) group of the German Engineering Association VDMA, IBS Innovation Director Dr Theresa Burke has coordinated a meeting on Advanced Thermal Control. In the...


Improving your machines performance: Precision Metrology - Spindles and tables

Tutorial will be delivered at UNCC in Charlotte, NC, USA on Monday october 30th 2017. Five axis machining has become the industry standard for the manufacture of complex parts for the aviation, semicon and medical markets....


IBS becomes Siemens Product Partner with Rotary Inspector

IBS Precision Engineering is pleased to announce that they are now a Siemens Product Partner with regard to their 5-axis machine tool qualification tool, the IBS Rotary Inspector. The Siemens Product Partner programme...


Mayor Jorritsma of Eindhoven visits IBS

In September of last year, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between IBS and the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The MOU provided an agreement for further collaboration and R&D using IBS’s...


Keynote on Air Bearings beyond traditional precision applications

Keynote presentation by IBS' Managing Director Dr Spaan during the Gas Bearing Workshop in Düsseldorf, Germany on March 27th. When precision motion or positioning is required, porous media air bearings...



IBS presents paper at Machining Innovations Conference (MIC) in Germany

IBS has presented a paper on assessing the accuracy of five axis machines during the MIC Conference in Hannover that took place on 23-24 November 2016. The paper focusses on assessment by comparing machine measurement data with test work...


IBS Precision Engineering receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

After completing a comprehensive external quality review, IBS Precision Engineering is proud to announce that it has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on a number of quality management...


IBS receives Taiwanese trade mission and signs contract with Taiwanese Institute ITRI

A delegation, consisting of Mayor Lin of Taichung, Taiwanese ambassador Tom Chou and 60 visitors from local government, institutes and several Taichung companies, visited IBS Precision Engineering and KMWE on Sunday,...


First Automatic Detector Assembly Machine, ALICIA, Delivered to CERN

As part of the upgrade of the ALICE detector at CERN, IBS Precision Engineering is realizing a series of machines for automated assembly of sensor modules. The first machine, named ALICIA, has been delivered to CERN and has successfully...


IBS Precision Engineering acknowledged as SME Innovation Leader for Disruptive Measurement Technology Serving Factories of the Future.

.As an H2020 SME Instrument Champion, IBS Precision Engineering has been selected to present the disruptive innovation behind its product ARINNA – an Areal Interferometer for Nanoscale Surfaces- to more than 1000 delegates at...


High performance embedded position- and displacement measurement

New position- and displacement measuring systems for OEM applications. Lion Precision capacitive position- and displacement measuring systems are renowned for their outstanding performance in non-contact displacement...


5-Axis machine tool intelligence made simple

IBS Precision is proud to launch a new pioneering technology, the Rotary Inspector, at METAV 2016; the international showcase for metalworking technologies.  IBS has been working with KMWE Group on this industry 4.0...



Kees Kooij award for IBS Managing Director Henny Spaan

Henny Spaan, Managing Director of IBS Precision Engineering, has been awarded the Kees Kooij award at the Mikrocentrum end of year meeting that took place on December 16, 2015. He has been awarded because of his exceptional contributions...


IBS is awarded major contract by CERN for ALICE Detector Upgrade

IBS Precision Engineering has been awarded a major contract from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) as part of the ALICE detector upgrade project. This is the largest contract of its kind to be placed in the Netherlands...


Contactless transport and contactless cleaning technologies explained

In collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, IBS Precision Engineering has issued two educational videos providing an overview of contactless transport and contactless...


Highest performing label sensor for clear and paper labels released

Lion Precision has launched the LRD6300 clear label sensor: the highest performing clear label sensor currently on the market. Its registration accuracy, speed, versatility (including clear labels), and easy to understand...



Newsletter November 2014

Read our November 2014 newsletter with articles on spindle accuracy, 3D optical metrology and contactless web handling. Click here to read this newsletter....


Spindle accuracy inspection - New robust precision solution

Paper on the Spindle Inspector, including comparison with the classical method of measuring spindle accuracy. Spindles represent a key part of any machine tool. Periodic performance assessment is essential to maintain...


5-axis machine tool metrology - Workshop success

In a joint effort Teclab and IBS organized a workshop that took place on September 24th on 5-axis machine tool accuracy and compensation, ISO standards & CAD CAM software. The day had an international character with participants from...


Ultra-high precision metrology of 3D surfaces - Two technologies compared

Article on the Wavelength Scanning Interferometer accuracy by comparing the results with a 3D coordinate measuring machine. By designing and developing an interferometer with integrated environmental compensation, IBS...


Lectures by IBS PE on contactless web handling at several European conferences in May

IBS Precision Engineering engineers will be giving lectures on contactless web handling in roll2roll applications at conferences in Portugal and Germany in May 2014. Earlier, IBS Precision Engineering released two...


System for the serial connection of solar cells helps pave the way to affordable green energy

A consortium consisting of IBS Precision Engineering, CCM, Smit Ovens, SPGPrints, TNO and ECN has produced a prototype process station for the production of solar cells. The process station for the serial connection of...


Groundbreaking measuring accuracy & speed with our new 2nd generation capacitive measuring systems

After three years of development Lion Precision has launched the latest capacitive measuring technology delivering resolutions down to 50 picometer and a bandwidth up to 50 kHz. Engineers, designers, and researchers needing...


NanoMend develop pilot scale ultra barrier defect detection tool

As part of the NanoMend project, IBS Precision Engineering is working together with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and the University of Huddersfield to design and manufacture a...



Contactless handling of thin films using air bearings explained

In current solar and flat panel industry, flexible substrates are used in inline roll to roll (R2R) processes; IBS PE investigated the behaviour of these flexible substrates on a New Way conveyor. Due to the flexibility in the substrate,...


CompactRIO eddy-current displacement measuring system now available with increased measurement 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...


New: Wireless eddy-current displacement measuring system

Together with IBS Precision Engineering, Lion Precision has launched its first wireless eddy-current displacement measuring system with a resolution down to 100 nm. Both IBS Precision Engineering and Lion Precision answer the...


5 axis machine accuracy training

Our US based partner IQL is organizing a three-day course on 5-axis machine tool metrology applications. IBS Precision Engineering's managing director Dr. ir. Henny Spaan will be one of the speakers during this course. The...


IBS Precision Engineering celebrates 20th anniversary

On Friday March 22nd 2013 IBS Precision Engineering has celebrated it's 20th anniversary. In the afternoon we had the honour of receiving almost 200 guests representing 70 companies at our headquarters in Eindhoven, the...


IBS Precision Engineering’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

22nd March 2013 will be a special day for IBS Precision Engineering as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a celebration program including a presentation by Dutch physician and ESA astronaut André Kuipers. Prior to...



Newsletter November 2012

Our November 2012 newsletter is now available. Please read it at this location....


Machine tool rotary axis compensation - Demo on how it is done!

IBS Precision Engineering recently performed an R-Test demonstration at a Northern UK machine tool company in the offshore industry, resulting in a clear improvement of the machine accuracy. The demonstration, which was performed...


NASA selects Lion Precision sensors for X-Ray telescope assembly

NASA is developing the next generation of X-Ray optics which could be used in an orbiting X-Ray observatory using high-performance capacitive displacement sensors from Lion Precision during the assembly procedure. The...


Micro machining - Find out your limits!

Commercial Micro Manufacturing magazine’s July issue featured an article on spindle error analysis and its importance to the micro-manufacturing industry.  It shows how important spindle measurement is to produce...


New ultra-precision touch probe

IBS Precision Engineering has released a 3rd ultra-precision touch probe (or contact probe) within the Triskelion probe series. This probe system is suitable for point measurements as well as scanning. Its excellent measuring...


Isara 400 demo movie

A demo movie of our Isara 400 coordinate measuring machine has been made available to get a better insight in this unique machine.  You can view this movie below of on the Isara 400 webpage.   Isara 400 demo...


Clean4Yield officially launched!

The EU-funded Clean4Yield project that targets contamination and defect control in roll-to-roll organic electronics production has been officially launched on May 1, 2012. Coordinated by Holst Centre/TNO, the three-year project...


Asphere Metrology on Joint Investigations

On March 6th and 7th the High Level Expert Meeting (HLEM) 2012 was organized by the UPOB competence center in Braunschweig, Germany. This year’s meeting was themed “Asphere Metrology on Joint Investigations”....


Non-contact film handling using air bearings

Air bearings are providing breakthrough enabling technology by acting directly on substrates. Flexible films flow over non-turning “air turns” rather than contact rollers and enables non-contact handling of...


Evaluate micro-machining performance with new machine tool analyzer

For over ten-years, the industry standard Spindle Error Analyzer (SEA) from Lion Precision has been measuring machine-tool spindle thermal growth and error motions in multiple axes. It has now been adapted for micro-machining. The...


New capacitive displacement probes

To accommodate small spaces and larger measurement ranges & resolutions, Lion Precision has expanded their capacitive probe selection. New probes are available in diameters of 3 mm, 18 mm and 25 mm. In addition to new...



IBS Precision Engineering delivers first Isara 400 CMM

  After an extensive phase of research & development IBS Precision Engineering (headquarters in Eindhoven, the Netherlands) delivered its first Isara 400 ultra precise coordinate measuring machine to IOM...

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