Mechanical Workshop: Custom-made Instruments for Outstanding Research
No two research projects are alike. When highly-specialized scientific questions need to be answered, standard off-the-shelf research instruments are often not enough. This is where our expertise comes into play: the mechanical workshop of the Technical Services and Administration department (PGI/JCNS-TA), in close cooperation with the Engineering & Design department, is capable of developing individually tailored instruments that are as individual as your scientific project.
We design, build and test the latest sputter systems and measuring stations (beamlines) for use at leading national and international neutron and synchrotron sources. Each of these instruments is unique and is tailored exactly to the specific requirements of both the researchers and the sources used.
Our competent, specialist department is made up of experts from many different fields. This enables us to work quickly and flexibly to put together a team which best fits your needs.
We specialize in:
• the construction of prototypes
• precision drives
• sample holders
• pressure cells
• vacuum components and
• adjustment devices.
We use special soldering and welding techniques and have an innovative range of equipment and devices at our disposal:
• machining centres
• CNC milling machines
• CNC lathes
• wire and spark eroding machines
• ultrasonic 5-axis CNC milling machines (for use with unusual materials, for example, carbides, ceramics such as Al¬2O3 and glass materials, e.g. sapphire glass).
Drawing on all our years of experience, we are sure to find the right solutions to meet your needs. Even if we ourselves cannot help directly, we are very happy to pass on details of a suitable contact from our large network of experts both on and off campus.
As a joint facility of the institutes at the Peter Grünberg Institute, the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science and the Institute of Complex Systems, we work first and foremost for these departments. However, we are pleased to offer our expertise to other Forschungszentrum institutes and external companies. We look forward to hearing from you!
Tel: 02461 61-1653
Fax: 02461 61-2410