The Precision Machinery Design Research Unit conducts research ranging from precision machining and metrology to microforming. Current research activities of participating faculty include micromachining including mechanical machining; electrical discharge machining; electrochemical machining; micro punching; nanoprinting; laser interferometry; machine vision inspection; surface analysis; the development of parallel mechanism machining center architectures. The fundamental research described above is being applied to diverse domains such as the development of OLED fabrication shadow masks, semiconductor inspection probe,s inkjet printer heads, and improved methods for LCD panel inspection.