29 days ago - req30905

Mechanical Engineering Internship: Additive Manufacturing technology for sensor parts

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering


Are you a bachelor or master student with a background in Mechanical Engineering? Are you a student with a solution-oriented approach and genuine interest in Additive Manufacturing technologies? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

The group Sensors Mechanics is part of the cluster Mechanical Development and is responsible for the design of optical sensor systems, like interferometers and image sensors. A main requirement of these sensors is that they show an excellent thermal and dynamic behavior and have a very high stability performance. All sensors operate in an ultraclean environment and sometimes under vacuum conditions. In order to achieve this set of performances, also the intended manufacturing methods for specific parts are taken into account during the design process. Although Additive Manufacturing (AM) methods are getting more and more common practice for the industry, the incorporation of this manufacturing method is not yet in our standard design toolbox for several reasons.

Your assignment

Your task will be to select, together with some ASML engineers, one or more parts from our currently produced sensors. These potentially will qualify to be manufactured using an Additive Manufacturing technology and which can benefit from it. Based on this selection and the known risks and characteristics of specific AM technologies, you make a first iteration redesign and have it manufactured as a demonstrator. The aim of this internship is to demonstrate to designers the potential advantages of AM for sensor parts.

As a result you will be required to:

  • Make a small selection of potential sensor parts;
  • Set up an assessment to determine the pros and cons of using AM technology for the selected;
  • Select a part based on the conducted assessment for redesign in NX, so that maximum benefit will be gained by using the AM technology;
  • Have the redesign reviewed and manufactured and if possible qualified according to specifications;
  • Review the manufactured part and define a set of conclusions and recommendations.

Your profile

  • You are a bachelor or master student with a background in Mechanical Engineering;
  • You are a bachelor student looking to do your graduation project or a master student interested in gaining work experience;
  • You are a communicative student and have solution-oriented approach;
  • You have genuine interest in AM technologies;
  • Basic experience with AM technologies ( metal and plastics) is highly preferred;
  • You are available to do a full-time internship with a duration of 5-9 months.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €500 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

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
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

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 the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what 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?