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Upcoming events

23-01-2018 - 24-01-2018

Schleiftagung, Stuttgart-Fellbach, Germany
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21-02-2018 - 22-02-2018

W3 and Fair, Wetzlar, Germany
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Latest news

05-01-2018

Verifying the accuracy of five-axis machine tools
New paper on verifying the accuracy of five-axis machine tools presented during the Machining Innovations Conference now available. Read more »

18-12-2017

EMINT and IBS coordinate meeting on Advanced Thermal Control
In association with the EMINT (Electro, micro and Nano Technologies) group of the German Engineering Association VDMA, IBS Innovation Director Dr Theresa Burke has coordinated a meeting on Advanced Thermal Control. Read more »

FIRST AUTOMATIC DETECTOR ASSEMBLY MACHINE, ALICIA, DELIVERED TO CERN

As part of the upgrade of the ALICE detector at CERN, IBS Precision Engineering is realizing a series of machines for automated assembly of sensor modules. The first machine, named ALICIA, has been delivered to CERN and has successfully passed the site acceptance test. ALICIA stands for ALICE Integrated Circuit Inspection and Assembly Machine.

ALICE studies the quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter thought to exist in the first moments of the universe. It is one of the largest experiments in the world devoted to research in the physics of matter at an infinitely small scale.

The design of the IBS machine has been shown to meet all critical requirements and extensive process testing is now underway. By the end of the year, six additional machines will be realized and delivered to institutes around the world.

Read more on the project in the latest Mikroniek magazine.