Technical Services – Mechanical Engineering

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DIVISION (DESIGN OFFICE AND WORKSHOP)

The function of this division includes:

§ New conceptual and detail designs of various Accelerator and Medical systems including mechanical components.
§ Modifications and upgrades of existing mechanical systems.
§ Sheet metal work, welding, general manufacturing and precision machining using lathes, milling machines, etc.
§ Staff, Mechanical Trainees and Apprentice training and development.

§ Provide technical services to all other groups within the LABS.

§ Manufacture copper magnet coils for own use on beam lines and supply complete magnets to De Beers for development work.

Our compliment of 16 competent staff are able to undertake high-quality and complex design, installation and fabrication, using structural steels, boilerplate, stainless steel, copper and various other exotic materials.

From the Director’s Office

A New Year brings new opportunities to share a vision, build collaborations and shape the future.

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Corporate Profile

Corporate profile of iThemba LABS in February issue of Leadership Magazine p. 68-69

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Physics Masterclasses

The International Masterclasses in Particle Physics will be held on 1st April at iThemba LABS. These classes give secondary school students the opportunity to discover the world of quarks and leptons for themselves.
See Gallery of images from last year's masterclass

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SA-CERN Collaboration

Big data science in South Africa reaching new funding highs through the South African CERN collaboration

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