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Durham University

Department of Physics

Typical jobs that MES would produce

Example 1
This is an image of the top of a probe used in measuring superconducting materials. It is manufactured from a range of materials, including stainless steel, copper and insulating materials. Stainless steel has been welded together, to create a vacuum. Copper has been silver soldered to brass to form electrodes which carry the current to test pieces.

Image of a Probe Head produced by MES

Example 2
This is an image of a beryllium copper component used to mount superconducting materials. Stress is applied to the component, and the materials properties are tested.

Image of a Springboard

Photos of the CFAI telescope enclosures

This enclosure was built in MES workshop, with the assistance of EES workshop. It has been housed on La Palma in the Canary Islands for a series of experiments to be conducted by CfAI (Dr R Wilson). The enclosure is for a remotely operated telescope. The structure is of a mild steel and aluminium construction, powder coated white. The doors are opened remotely using software and electronics developed by EES workshop. Development of this project came from a design brief from Dr Wilson, and a series of discussions with the relevant stakeholders over a period of several weeks.