Mechanical Workshop

The shared mechanical workshop of the 2nd Institute of Physics offers essential support through longtime experience and further training. We design and fabricate mechanical components and apparatus for scientific research. The emphasis of the work is the manufacturing and the assembling of experimental systems which are working under extreme conditions, like ultra-high vacuum or very low temperatures (mK range). With the newly introduced CAD-CAM system it is possible to transfer 3D drawings of workpieces directly to the machining centers. Thus, complex structures, e.g. curved surfaces are possible to manufacture.

The team of our mechanical workshop

The team of our mechanical workshop

CNC machining centre
CNC milling machine
CNC turning machine
CNC precission turning machine
5-axis CNC machining centre

Production equipment

In addition to extensive technical standard our shop features the following equipment for machining workpieces:

  • CNC machinig centre with SolidCAM support
  • CNC 5-axis machinig centre with SolidCAM support
  • CNC turning machine
  • CNC milling machine with SolidCAM support
  • CNC high precision turning machine with SolidCAM support
  • WIG welding system
  • Laser welding system
  • Sparc erosion system
  • Plasma cutter

Examples of our workpieces

3D UHV sample garage
Fabrication of ultra-high vacuum chambers
Body of a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope
Support frame for a 300 mK cryostat und UHV chambers