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Craig Sass — Current capabilities and future potential of the SAAO workshop
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 29 July 2021
Craig Sass (SAAO)
Current capabilities & future potential of the SAAO workshop
Modern day machining has evolved rapidly over the past few decades. OEM’s(original equipment manufacturer), driven by pressure from manufacturing plants and machine shops, have not disappointed on delivering new technology required in the modern world.
SAAO runs a modern machine shop with a number of CNC (computerised numerical control) machines. Capable of machining complex geometries with high precision , the SAAO machine shop is well positioned to manufacture the types of parts required for building scientific instruments. The advancements and progress in the SAAO workshop is enabling cutting edge and competitive instrument and telescope design.
I will be discussing some of the projects that we are currently involved with, processes of manufacture ,as well as, some of the challenges we face going forward.