Basic course into the various aspects of machine dynamics that influence the performance of mechatronic precision systems.

This training is available for open enrollment as well as for in-company sessions.


After the course, the participant will be aware of the risks and impact of machine dynamics on the overall system performance and will be able to judge and optimize concepts for products or equipment using a modelling approach focused on risk reduction and design decisions.

Intended for

This course is intended for designers, design engineers, dynamics specialists, control specialists, project leaders and groupleaders who are involved in the multi-disciplinary development of mechatronic precision systems.

Prerequisites: Technical education (BSc or higher), with at least two years experience and preferably completion of the course "Mechatronics system design" (Metron1/2) or the former Philips-CTT course Metron.

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Duration 3 consecutive days
Price per participant € 2,660 excl. VAT. *
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Basics of dynamic behaviour & signal analysis

  • Simple mass spring system, eigenfrequency
  • Time and frequency response, Bode & Nyquist diagram
  • Power (density) spectrum, cumulative power spectrum

Modelling as part of the product creation cycle
The ART of modeling to support design decisions
Stepwise modelling approach as a way of risk reduction
Main dynamic aspects & implications

  • Main dynamic effects, modeshapes and modal superposition
  • Impact of dynamics on achievable bandwidth & setpont response

Design for dynamics & control
Conceptual guidelines
Structural modifications

  • Impact on overall performance, requirements & evaluation
  • Vibration isolation concepts & systems

Hands-on modelling exercises
Multiple cases


This course is certified by the European society for precision engineering & nanotechnology (euspen) and the Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE) and leads to the ECP2-certificate.


Euspen ECP2 certification
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Remarks from participants

"Really good, active training with proper exercises and enthusiastic trainers."

Robbert van Breugel – Frencken Engineering

"A good combination of theory and exercises."

Patrick Houben - NXP Semiconductors

"Very useful high-level training with a good balance between theory and exercises."

Andrei Toacsen - TMC

"Well done. Knowledgable teachers with valuable experience from the field."

Pedro Tabrizi

"Excellent, capable teachers. Excellent content: Really (re)learned a lot, and apply it directly at work!"

Rob Pulles – Sioux CCM