- 64 hours within two week period
- Instruction and practical training
At the end the student will be able to:
- translate a theoretical idea into a experimental set-up
- interpret mechanical drawings and possibilities
- communicate on a technical level with mechanical engineers
- understand all possibilities of the mechanical workshops
This is an 8-day course in which the student is trained in learning to think as a mechanical engineer. The student learns how to start an experiment. What are the possibilities when designing and manufacturing a scientific set-up.
The student learns to read all details of technical drawings and an introduction to designing programs. After a theoretical introduction, the students will learn to make a simple mechanical drawing of an instrument or an experiment.
The student learns to work with mechanical tools. After a good introduction the student will work under supervision with all kinds of mechanical tools including a lathe and a milling machine.
- The student learns the basics of mechanical engineering
- The student learns how to design an instrument or a simple experiment
During the course students have to manufacture a brench-screw.
At the end students have to deliver a good technical drawing (made in Autocad, Inventor, or by hand) including the necessary side- front- and top- views.
This course is open for master students and for PhD students in Physics and Astronomy.(http://www.ru.nl/fnwi/technocentrum). The course will be offered three times per year and accepts three students per course. Students from other disciplines may be accepted dependent on the available capacity. After this course students have a good practical background in designing and manufacturing an instrument, however they have not yet the skills to work on their own in the mechanical workshop.
Registration: Mw. J.T.M. Vos - van der Lugt, HG 00.515, email: