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CERN project

At Bayards, we have years of experience in building various aluminium constructions. Yet, there is so much more that aluminium has to offer and possibilities to explore. At Bayards, we constantly develop our knowledge and skills around aluminium. Due to our extensive knowledge about production technology, aluminium as a material, its possibilities and its behaviour, we have some valuable assets within the high-tech industry. With a state-of-the-art machine park Bayards is the perfect partner for a very successful implementation of the most creative and innovative ideas. Therefore Bayards maintains an ongoing collaboration with numerous research institutes and high-tech companies such as TNO.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Everyone will know the ground-breaking projects of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Their activities are currently mostly directed towards the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva in Switzerland, which is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider that lies in a tunnel of 27 kilometers in circumference, at a depth of 175 meters (574 ft). This particle collider allows physicists to test different predictions around particle physics and high-energy physics as well as the existence of the theorized Higgs particle advancing the human understanding of physical laws.

Bayards’ special production techniques

Aluminium has the property of becoming stronger at very low temperatures. At Bayards, we have used this property and our extensive know how about the material to design and produce the bottom tray for the LHC. We have applied special production techniques with advanced precision equipment, like ‘orbital’ welding (360° rotation around a piece of pipe). In this way we successfully met the highest quality requirements to work on this truly remarkable high-tech project.

State-of-the-art machine park

  • Gantry machine
  • High speed profile milling machine
  • Friction stir welding machine
  • High speed milling machine

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