n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - SAAO's Mechanical Workshop and Optics Lab upgrade : SAAO news




The SAAO's Mechanical Workshop in Cape Town recently took a huge leap forward with a R10 million infrastructure upgrade. All computer controlled, the workshop floor is now dominated by a huge 5-axis Milling Machine, surrounded by two Lathes, a Spark Eroder and Wire Cutter. The Optics Lab was also refurbished, enabling sophisticated optical work to be carried out in-house. The capabilities of these new machines have already been demonstrated with some technically challenging work produced for iThemba Labs and MeerKAT.


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