15 days ago - req16914

Internship: Setup design for K-factor measurements

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics


Are you a Master or Bachelor graduation student with a background in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics? Do you have experience in design principles? Then this assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

ASML is the largest supplier of lithography machines (the only supplier of EUV lithography machines) and plays an important role in today’s chip-manufacturing. Within these lithography machines, linear actuators play an important role in allowing a high production speed and providing very accurate (nanometer) positioning. As the machines get faster and more precise, the motors tend to get more powerful and larger. In the ASML Actuator Lab in Oirschot we start thinking about new test equipment to test the next generation of ASML actuators.

Job Description

The K-factor (also called motor constant) is one of the most important motor parameters as it provides the relation between current and the resulting force generated by the actuator. In order to test the next generation of ASML actuators, a new K-factor setup has to be designed.
During this internship you will:
• Investigate and understand important factors that impact the K-factor measurement by executing a literature study;
• Design or select a stiff cartesian robot manipulator that can be positioned very accurately;
• Design an alignment tool that allows for manual rotary alignment between the coil and magnet parts of the actuator;
• Design universal interfacing (mounting blocks) to attach one part of the actuator to the end-effector of the robot and onepart of the actuator to the bed;
• Optional: assemble and validate system (if components can be ordered so that they arrive in time).


You are a Bachelor or Master student in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar. Experience and interest in design principles is required. The English language is necessary, both written and verbally.

This is a Bachelor graduation or a Master apprentice/graduation internship for up to 5 days a week with a duration of 5 months. The start date is as of September 2020.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?