As we see it
This is what high-tech looks like! “This” refers to the seemingly innocuous, grey-white something protruding from the wall. The device, however, is a ripsnorter: it is one of the best high-precision milling machines in the world. Six axes ensure that it is able to work on materials from all directions and angles. This way, it can precisely form even the most complicated components, ranging in size from a few millimetres to two metres. A team led by Dr. Yannick Beßler from the Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics (ZEA-1) uses it to manufacture complex components such as for the European Spallation Source’s neutron source, which is currently being built in Lund, Sweden.
Read our Jülich blog for more on the big milling machine: fzj.de/fraese (in German)
PHOTOS: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Ralf-Uwe Limbach