The Cyclotron Precision Machine Shop is an essential facility of the Cyclotron Section; it is the source of high precision parts for the three Cyclotrons (the CS30, the C-30 and RDS Cyclotrons) and the Hot cells. These components require strict mechanical, electrical, chemical, magnetic, and ionizing radiation withstand properties; which means dealing with different materials and alloys using different manufacturing techniques. Due to lack of parts available on markets, the Shop staff must respond efficiently and expertly to fabricate components for the Cyclotrons on-demand for obvious reasons. Moreover, the core facility operates and maintains liquid nitrogen generating system providing the hospital and research center with more than 60000 liters.
The precision work performed by the staff is a benefit enjoyed by our colleagues in the Research Center and indeed for the entire Hospital for precision work.