CERN develops manufacturing solutions for machines operating at the limits of precision, size, speed and power.

CERN's Know-How:

  • High-precision engineering expertise and know-how for micro- and macro-scale components and structures, particularly those operating in harsh environments.
  • Unique solutions for the precise and safe handling of large, heavy equipment in confined spaces.
  • More than 50 years of civil engineering experience for some of the largest and most complex machines ever built.

Facts & Figures:

  • >2500 scientific & engineering members of personnel at CERN.
  • 0.025 μm: surface roughness (Ra) required for performance of Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) accelerating structures.
  • 27 km: circumference of the LHC tunnel – equivalent to the Circle Line in London’s underground system.
  • 100 t: weight of each of the “small wheels” lowered 100m into the ATLAS detector cavern with only centimetres of clearance

Value Proposition:

Read more about Manufacturing and Mechanical Processes here.

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