The workshop uses Siemens NX CAD/CAM software 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 axis capabilities 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.