internship: Mechanical and control design revision of 6-DoF stage demonstrator

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Looking for a mechatronics internship at Demcon? Please read on!

About Demcon

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What are you going to do?

During this 6-month internship, you will, together with a fellow intern, modify an existing 6-DoF stage, with accuracy in the order of nanometers, so that it can serve as a transportable demonstrator: 

  • You will adjust the stage so that it is transportable and no longer needs to be on a vibration isolation table. Demonstrate that no vibration isolation is needed or implement a transportable vibration isolation functionality, using dynamic analysis. 

  • Redesign the existing frame so that it is transportable. 

  • Assembly of the new design. 

  • You will retune the control system so that it remains stable without vibration isolation, applying dynamic analysis before and after you remove the stage from the vibration isolation table. 

  • You will write a ‘show’ program and a GUI with Python or Matlab/Simulink to demonstrate what the stage can do in a trade fair environment. 

With the work performed, it is possible to write a full-fledged internship/graduation report. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience, and there is a suitable internship compensation in return. Note that this assignment is devised for 2 interns. In case only one intern can be assigned, the scoping of the assignment will be revised in consultation with the intern. 

What do you bring to the table?

  • An HBO or University-level of thinking  

  • Education in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or Systems & Control 

  • You can work with Matlab and Simulink 

  • You can work with Solidworks (CAD) 

  • You have practical experience in designing control systems 

  • You have experience or at least an affinity with dynamic analysis 

What do we offer you?

DEMCON offers a dynamic, growing, and innovative organization. With our complex projects and multidisciplinary teams, we offer you a lot of challenges and variety in this position. Thanks to enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues, our work atmosphere is good, open, and informal, with a flat organizational structure. You will get a fixed supervisor to coach you, and all mutual wishes and expectations are clearly aligned before the start of the assignment. Furthermore, the standard working method gives you the opportunity to act within the team in a motivating work atmosphere. So, you get a good impression of what it’s like to be part of the world of DEMCON. And that can be a very good start to your career.

Do you have any questions about this position?

Do you have any questions about this position? We are happy to speak with you. Has this assignment piqued your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your CV. You can apply via the application button. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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application procedure.

Does this vacancy appeal to you and are you curious about the application process? This goes as follows:

1. Apply
You have applied! We will discuss it internally and respond as soon as possible.
2. Phone call
We got acquainted briefly and want to get to know each other better.
3. First call
See if there is a match from both sides and if the expectations are correct.
4. Second call
We investigate a possible collaboration more closely.
5. Offer
We both see the match! Let’s make you a suitable proposal.
6. Contract
Your response to the offer is positive. We are going to finalize the collaboration!