CAD/CAE Studio

Organizational Unit

The CAD/CAE studio houses the hardware and software systems focused on the design, analysis and calculation, used by the mechanics department, which, due to their peculiar characteristics, require specific means. The available equipment consists of workstations executing AutoCAD, Creo Elements / Pro, ANSYS, MathCad and Matlab. The room has air conditioned and fitted with special furniture and lighting. The CAD room is managed by the Department of Mechanics.The equipment of this laboratory has been partially financed by ERDF funds.

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General view of the Mechanical Integration and Verification Laboratory. Medium-sized laboratory with work benches, electronic devices, mechanical tools and cabinets
Mechanical Integration and Verification Laboratory

The Mechanical Integration and Verification Laboratory provides the basic and specific infrastructures needed for the development and integration of the medium-sized mechanical systems developed at the Technology Division.

Eduardo David
González Carretero
Partial view of the technical drawing workshop with a technician working in front of a desktop computer
Technical Drawing Workshop

In the Technical Drawing Workshop the mechanical fabrication drawings are produced

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Image of an engineer working on the final assembly of the grisms wheel of the EMIR instrument in the laboratory. Large black metal wheel with holes for optical components
Design, development and manufacture of opto-mechanical systems and precision mechanics

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

Rear view of the EMIR instrument in GTC with engineers working on the cryogenic system. Large cylindrical structure with metallic tubes and electronic controls
Design, development and manufacture of cryogenic and vacuum systems

The astronomical observation in the infrared range of the spectrum requires the use of cryogenic systems where high vacuum and very low temperature technologies are combined.