Ultra Precision Machining Laboratory at Cranfield University

The ultra precision machining laboratory at Cranfield University houses a range of Cranfield own developed ultra precision diamond turning machines and those from leading suppliers.
The laboratory is the UK’s national facility for large x-ray optics manufacture being highly temperature controlled with a capacity to process optics of up to 1.5 metres in diameter. It is equipped with surface roughness and form measurement instruments.

The Precision Engineering Institute at Cranfield University is an established supplier of optics and systems to ESO, ESA, NASA, The National Physical Laboratory and industrial programmes. Delivered products are measured using fully traceable metrology systems.

View a video here of the facilities at Cranfield’s Precision Engineering Institute.

Equipment/Facility at Location Link
Large Diamond Turning Machine View further details
Surface Profiler/Form Talysurf View further details
Talystep Surface Roughness Instrument View further details
Precision Engineering Institute, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL.

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