Interviews

Successful product developers tie design and manufacturing together

30-01-2020 Arnold Schout sees the signature of the production process on the product with every part he encounters. In his time at Philips CFT he gained a lot of experience with this.
Read more →

After completing the Motion Control Tuning training, you can achieve optimal motion control performance in minutes

28-11-2019 Motion Control Tuning (MCT) was one of the first control courses set up at Philips CFT in the 1990s by Maarten Steinbuch, currently professor at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Read more →

Bridging the hardware-software gap

16-10-2019 Nico Meijerman started to work on bridging the gap between software engineering and the worlds of physics, mechanics and hardware-related disciplines.
Read more →

Object-oriented techniques are also suitable for PLCs

20-09-2019 Onno van Roosmalen and Tim van Heijst have set up a five-day course in which PLC experts and OO specialists learn how to develop a PLC application through object-oriented programming.
Read more →

The expat's guide to working in Dutch high tech

30-08-2019 To help facilitate integration, tech companies are sending their expat workers to the training 'How to be successful in the Dutch high tech work culture'.
Read more →

When your product and your company become more complex, a simple method to manage the process is essential

15-05-2019 When your product and your company become more complex, a simple method to manage the process is essential.
Read more →

Lower bar by raising the bar

26-04-2019 Vacuums seem simple: you pump out the air until you reach the desired low pressure. However, for a high vacuum, simply pumping out the air is not enough.
Read more →

Value Engineering is so much more than just saving a few euros - says a lead system architect

18-04-2019 After years of practical experience at Philips Healthcare, Goof Pruijsen now offers advice on value engineering and cost management. He provides training on these subjects for the High Tech Institute.
Read more →

Multicore programming skills do not come from Dijkstra

12-02-2019 In practice, writing parallel software is still a difficult task. You keep coming up against unforeseen issues if you do not understand each and every level of the problem, says Klaas van Gend.
Read more →

There exists no accurate machine without good thermal management

10-12-2018 In most companies, thermal design and thermal management is still in its infancy, says Theo Ruijl, CTO of MI-Partners and Thermal effects in mechatronic systems trainer. Ruijl sees this fact as a huge deficiency.
Read more →

Technical experts can also be successful in advisory sales

06-12-2018 Once you understand how the sales process works, you can advise much more effectively. Both external and internal customers. Leading to a positive effect on your company.
Read more →

'Applied optics' training shifts focus to demos and experiments

05-12-2018 Experts from TNO and trainers from T2prof are putting the finishing touches to the renewed 'Applied optics' training courses to commence in February in Delft and in Eindhoven.
Read more →

Passive damping: increasingly part of a high tech engineers standard toolset

05-12-2018 Passive damping has been a standard tool for civil engineers and architects for quite some time. Mechanical engineers, however, designing for micron accuracy typically tried to avoid the use of damping.
Read more →

Not just lectures, but also lots of interaction

30-10-2018 Huub Janssen from Janssen Precision Engineering is the new figurehead of the Design Principles for Precision Engineering training course. His ambition is to spread know-how in the vein of Wim van der Hoek.
Read more →

Design Principles (course) still firmly anchored in Wim van der Hoek's ideology

18-10-2018 Design Principles is one of the most renowned training courses given by the Mechatronics Academy and the High Tech Institute. Our 'mechatronics men' Jan van Eijk and Adrian Rankers have renewed the training and asked Huub Janssen to assume the role of course director.
Read more →

Do not confuse being able to hack with knowing the art of writing secure code

06-10-2018 You can turn writing secure code into a good habit. Something you barely stop to think about, like brushing your teeth or putting on your seat belt. High Tech Institute is working with the specialists at Hungarys Cydrill to teach you how.
Read more →

Jump start in the Embedded Linux world

29-08-2018 The High Tech Institute has been offering the training in Embedded Linux in the Netherlands for a number of years, on an exclusive basis. The Belgian Linux pioneer tells us the ins and outs of his five-day course.
Read more →

Working innovatively and enjoyably: the toolkit

16-08-2018 The high tech industry is exciting and dynamic. But if you get the feeling that you are always one step behind the facts, that your work is never finished and you still take your stress from work home, then it's high time to change the way you work.
Read more →

Mechatronics System Design makes teams more effective and more competent to win battles

15-08-2018 Mechatronics System Design part 1 and part 2 are amongst the most popular training courses in the high tech industry. The courses originated in Philips CFT, where system development became increasingly complex in the 1980s.
Read more →

Creativity is the skill of the future

23-07-2018 In the high tech world, creativity is also an important skill for technical designers, developers, testers, automation specialists and engineers.
Read more →

Voor veel techneuten is communicatie een black box

19-06-2018 De technicus van tegenwoordig kan zich niet verschuilen achter computer of oscilloscoop. Hij moet samenwerken met anderen om de systeemontwikkeling te doen slagen.
Read more →

Oorsprong en drijvende krachten achter de System Achitecting-training

25-05-2018 Met een kleine twintig jaar ervaring in systeemarchitectuur verhuisde Gerrit Muller in 1999 van ASML naar Philips Research. Hij vroeg of er interesse was in een cursus op zijn vakgebied. Hij broedde daar al een paar jaar op: hoe hij mensen kon bekwamen in zijn vak systems architecting.
Read more →

The die-hard technical expert should above all not become a system architect

09-05-2018 Ger Schoeber gives one of the most popular training courses at the High Tech Institute, in system architecture. He does this in addition to his full-time job as innovation and technology manager at Hotraco in Horst. Schoeber about the role, usefulness and pitfalls for the system architect.
Read more →

Linux pioneer wants to program Game of Thrones music show on his Tesla

16-04-2018 Jasper Nuyens stepped somewhat eagerly through information technology. He was the first Aibo owner in Belgium and programmed his own Tesla. The biggest embedded Linux problems land on his lap.
Read more →

Iterative learning control improves the performance of motion systems by a factor of ten

16-02-2018 The Advanced feedforward control training course provides the tools with which control technicians can understand and apply iterative learning control techniques.
Read more →

Thermal architecture design for electronic products is very similar to solving a high-level puzzle

14-02-2018 High temperatures have a negative influence on the life expectancy and reliability of components. Therefore, chip manufacturers integrate advanced securities in their ICs.
Read more →