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Particle Accelerator for the ATLAS Detector project

The Max Planck Institute for Physics is a pioneering institute that has already made a great impact in the world of electronics. Based in Germany, the Institute is fully dedicated to developments in the field of electronics, having set a world record with their 10-micron precision wire position.

The Max Planck Institute for Physics is making particle accelerators for the ATLAS Detector project. These accelerators are intended for Geneva-based CERN, the largest particle physics laboratory worldwide.

For this special project, Mifa is supplying precision profiles that are specially tailored to the particle accelerator. These profiles are positioned in the system of the detectors to an accuracy of 5µ.

In addition to the current detectors used for the project, the Max Planck Institute for Physics is building 50 detectors of the same type as the ATLAS project. Thanks to our capabilities and the accuracy we can offer, our products are being used as components in these detectors. For the next five years, we will continue to supply fully finished aluminium profiles to this fantastic German company. 

Mifa delivers unprecedented accuracy 

Mifa is all about knowledge and technology. With our extensive machinery and knowledge of aluminium and magnesium profiles, we produce the most accurate profiles. Together with the Max Planck Institute for Physics, we worked on the ATLAS Detector project for Geneva-based CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Mifa’s precision extrusion – with dimensional tolerances of 0.02 mm – opens up a world of possibilities for the Max Planck Institute for Physics in this project. 

Knowing that the ATLAS project requires unprecedented accuracy for all components, the Max Planck Institute for Physics specifically selected Mifa to manufacture the aluminium profiles. The design requires a wall thickness of 0.4 mm, with barely any permitted deviation (the usual standards for extrusion of aluminium profiles often allow deviations of 0.15 mm). Mifa’s ability to extrude to an accuracy of 0.02 mm therefore made it the ideal partner for Max Planck Institute for Physics for this challenging project.  

Mifa Surface Treatment ensures exceptional purity in surface treatment 

But besides the precision Mifa offers, there’s another reason why Max Planck Institute for Physics chose us. In order to protect the aluminium profile, the product undergoes a surface treatment – a chemical processing of the metal surface. The layer that goes over the profile, called Surtec, primarily ensures that the profile is protected against corrosion. 

Mifa not only has knowledge of machining, precision extrusion, and assembly but is also able to take care of the entire surface treatment process fully in-house thanks to Mifa Surface Treatment’s fully automated large and small production lines. This ultimately saves time and costs in the overall process.

No matter the objective, requirement, or preference: we offer a suitable surface treatment and have employees with a great deal of experience. Read more about it here: Mifa Surface Treatment

Special packaging

Mifa collaborated with the Max Planck Institute for Physics to develop a special type of packaging to protect the high-tech profiles during transport, ensuring that all products remain perfectly in place. 

Feel free to contact us

In addition to precision extrusion and surface treatment, we offer even more in-house technologies and techniques to produce profiles, components, and products. If you would like to find out more about what we can offer, please feel free to contact our sales department. We’d be happy to help you. 

If you’d like to know more about the ATLAS Detector project, you’ll find more information here.

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