The IAC has the infrastructures and the scientific and technical equipment necessary to carry out its technological support activities, both for the own projects of astrophysical instrumentation, as well as for external collaborations in R&D

  • Partial view of the mechanics workshop with technicians working. Author A. L. Aldai. Large workshop with several manufacturing machines and a technician on the right adjusting a piece in one of them
    Mechanics Workshop
    The Mechanics Workshop main purpose is the manufacture, measurement and assembly of mechanical parts.
  • 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.
    Hernández González
  • Panoramic view of the CAD studio with engineers working with desktop computers
    CAD/CAE Studio
    The CAD/CAE room concentrates the special facilities for mechanical engineering design and calculation.
    Vega Moreno
  • General view of the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory with several measuring machines, one of bridge type on a table and another in the form of an arm on a tripod
    Dimensional Metrology Laboratory
    In the Dimensional Metrology Laboratory it is verified that the manufactured parts meet the required design specifications.
  • 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
  • View of a three-coordinate measuring machine in the laboratory. Granite table with a gantry machine with a meter sensor
    3D coordinate measuring machines.
    High precision three-coordinate measuring machines with and without contact