Design Principles

In the precision technology there is a trend towards smaller, faster and more accurate construction. Systems contain electronic actuators, sensors, line units and software. The mechanical designer is expected to deliver an essential contribution to support the other disciplines in achieving the numerous system specifications. Expertise of construction principles is indispensable in this proces. A good mechanical design is the basis for an accurate and fast production proces.

What will you learn in this course?

At the end of the Design Principles course you will have a conceptual understanding of working methods for the design of precision mechanisms. Besides you know how to recognise problem areas, to identify alternatives and to make the appropriate choices.

For whom is the Design Principles course meant?

Designers of products and/or means of production for which precision is essential.

Course level

High Education-level with some knowledge of dynamic behavior and control engineering principles.


3 afternoon/evening sessions from 1.30 PM - 9.00 PM, once a week

Certificate of attendance

After completing the course you will receive a certificate of attendance

Course material

On the basis of designs the participants can express their preference for the subjects. The course programme will be adapted to these preferences. An English book will be used: “Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms” by Herman Soemers.

After completing this CPE-approved course, you will receive one point per day so a total of 3 points. If you have collected 45 points, you are entitled to use the title CPE (Certified Precision Engineer).

Day 1

Basic principles regarding:

  • Constructing for rigidity
  • Avoiding play
  • Controlling degrees of freedom.

Day 2

Theory concerning the preferred areas of interest and questions concerning:Manipulation and setting

  • Friction
  • Hysteresis
  • Fixating and micro-slip
  • UnrollingEnergy management
  • Energy management.

Exercises concerning the above fields of interest.

Day 3
Exchanging experiences with the materials studied in the individual participants’ own working environment.
Discussing cases.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities for organizing this course in-house at your company?


We visit you free of obligation, so that we obtain a clear view of your organization, the target group and your objectives.


A good adjustment to your company-specific situation and the deployment of very experienced teachers who have earned their spurs in practice. Mikrocentrum is CEDEO-accredited.


Organizing an in-house course for multiple people often offers an interesting price advantage.


In the end, it is the result that counts. Our personal and flexible approach, the practice-oriented approach and most of all our experienced and specialized teachers all contribute to this success.

For more information, please contact:
Jeroen Gijsberts, or by phone at +31 (0)6 47 07 99 63
Register City Start date Start time End time Price Sessions
Veldhoven 13-10-2020 13:30 21:30 € 1625 3
Veldhoven 10-03-2021 13:30 21:00 € 1625 3

Mikrocentrum uses all-inclusive rates. All mentioned rates are exclusive of VAT and include course materials and package costs.

Members of the Mikrocentrum High Tech Platform get a 10% discount.

The day package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and an extensive lunch, and soft drinks in the afternoon.
The afternoon-evening package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea, water and dinner including a drink.
The evening package consists of unlimited use of coffee, tea and water.

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Precisiebeurs 2020
18 november 2020 t/m 19 november 2020
NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven
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