The main purpose of the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory is to verify that the manufactured parts meet the required specifications. This normally involves checking the component's size, shape and surface quality. In addition, the laboratory sometimes is also used during the assembly process of optomechanical components where, thanks to the measuring means available in the laboratory, the required assembly accuracy can be guaranteed. The main equipment of the laboratory consists of several high precision three-coordinate measuring machines with or without contact. The laboratory also has a tool presetting machine, rugosimeter, gauge blocks, height gauges, micrometers, centering devices, comparators, calibers, etc., all maintained in a controlled and registered temperature and humidity environment.
The Mechanics Workshop main purpose is the manufacture, measurement and assembly of mechanical parts.
High precision three-coordinate measuring machines with and without contact
Portable equipment for high precision measurements by optical means
The mechanical engineering team of the IAC has experience and knowledge to undertake the design, manufacture and assembly of high precision structures, mechanisms and opto-mechanical systems