precision engineering – the art, science, and discipline of designing a machine or instrument so it can maintain, measure, or move to a position or follow a path with a level of accuracy that is many orders of magnitude smaller than the size of the machine or instrument itself.

The body of knowledge, wisdom, and techniques that is used to design such a machine or instrument.

Sub-disciplines include precision machine design and optomechanical engineering.

Related articles

What Is Precision Engineering?

Accuracy, Repeatability, and Resolution in Precision Machines and Instruments

External references

Precision engineering on Wikipedia

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