CAD/CAM

The workshop uses Siemens NX CAD/CAMsoftware to manufacture complex components directly from 3D CAD models. We have undergone a comprehensive training programme so that the workshop can produce components that are often unique and complicated, which often require a very high manufacturing tolerance for the departments research and teaching activities.

The workshop has four Tryax CNC machines fitted with Centroid control systems, three CNC milling machines with 4th axiscapabilities and one CNC lathe. These machines have allowed us to vastly improve the types of work we can undertake due to there flexibility and a ingenious conversational programming method, having this facility helps to keep us ahead of other physics departments in the experimental research area.

Below are examples of modeled parts, assemblies and finished components, click the images for full image view.

Gamma ray camera body
Gamma ray camera body
Gamma ray camera body complete
Gamma ray camera body complete
Telescope instrument panel assembly
Telescope instrument panel assembly
Telescope instrument panel assembly complete
Telescope instrument panel assembly complete

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Announcements

Leicester Physics Centre is pleased to present "The Library of Light" - a talk by Jo Joelson, former artist in residence within the Radio and Space Plasma Physics group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The talk takes place on June 10th at 18:30. Click on the image below for more information.

Jo Joelson Talk

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