MI-Partners News Archive

Presentation about over-actuation at MDD

1 June 2012

At the the second edition of the Model-Driven Development Day 2012 in 's-Hertogenbosch, Ronald Faassen (Mechatronic System Architect at MI-Partners) has given a presentation about our Over Actuated Demonstrator which can be found here.

Donation to Alpe d'HuZes

16 May 2012

MI-Partners recently donated to Ton and Henri for the Alpe d’HuZes foundation. Alpe d'HuZes was created with the aim to empower people to convert the sense of powerlessness, caused by cancer, into one of strength. Alpe d'HuZes wants to raise funds to fight cancer by cycling up the Alpe d'Huez six times in one day. The name, Alpe d'Huzes, is a combination of the Dutch word for "six" and the name of the mountain. We wish Ton and Henri goodluck with their challenge to climb the Alpe d'Huez several times!

Visit to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA)

10 April 2012

Recently a MI-Partners delegation brought a visit to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the USA.
This is a premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to US national security.
Stanley and Dick were hosted by Rick Montesanti (also on photo on the left). Part of the visit was a tour in the National
Ignition Facility (NIF). NIF is the world’s largest and highest-energy laser system. Its goal is to ignite a self-sustaining nuclear fusion reaction and produce net energy gain - the same fusion energy process that makes the stars shine and provides the life-giving energy of the sun.

MI-Partners at Hightech Mechatronica 2012 fair

29 March 2012

During the Hightech Mechatronica exhibition and conference in Veldhoven, MI-Partners was present with the Hybrid Actuator setup. This setup demonstrates the actuator which was developed by MI-Partners. This actuator has a high reaction force, but low stiffness and low power dissipation. System architect Dick Laro gave a presentation about the actuator. The article can be found here.

Thermal and ASPE 2011 article for Mikroniek

15 March 2012

Ronald Lamers has written several articles for Mikroniek. Mikroniek is a professional journal on precision engineering and a publication of the Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE). The first article “Keep your cool in precision machine design” is on thermo-mechanical analysis for evaluation of design choices. The second article “From deepwater drilling to maskless lithography” is a report on the ASPE Annual Meeting 2011.

MI-Partners at the Precision Fair 2011

22 December 2011

As the last 3 years we were present at the Precision Fair (Precisie Beurs). This time we showed our seismic vibrator at our booth.

MI-Partners at Semicon Europe 2011

20 October 2011

Our booth at Semicon Europe 2011 featured the Over Actuated Demo setup. This was one of the few demonstrations of 450 mm stage concepts present at the tradeshow.


Dick Laro gave a presentation titled: "Over-Actuation for a 450mm Wafer Chuck" (see here for an abstract).

BBQ 2011

15 June 2011

To celebrate the four year existence of MI-Partners a BBQ was held at Leo Sanders’ home.

For a larger photo click here.