Laser Workshop
Laser Workshop is commonly referred to as Workshop B, RRCAT
The activities of this workshop are as follows:-
  1. Design and Development
  2. Machining Facilities
  3. Drawing / Drafting Facilities
  4. Staff Profile

1. Design / Development Activities

a) A 3m x 1.2m laser work station was designed and procured on turn-key basis from M/s HMT Ltd. Banglore. This system has overall accuracies of 0.02mm/mt in each direction, with two axes contouring facility. The beam travels in Z direction and movement is also manual. X-Y movements are done with servo-motors having CNC control.

b) 800X600 mm two axes CNC laser work station is designed, fabricated, assembled and tested at RRCAT, and the performance is well within overall accuracies of 0.02 mm.

Both the above systems are given to the CO2 Laser Laboratory for their use in laser material processing applications.

c) A one meter long delay line with manual movements has been developed and given to the Non Linear Optics Laboratory. The next modified system with motorised movements is being worked out presently. The system has an accuracy better than 20 microns.

d) Mechanical design of 500 W multi-beam laser was done and system was fabricated, assembled and vacuum tested.

e) Miscellanuous mechanical design / development work requested by various Laboratories in Laser Programme are taken up.

2. Machining Facilities:

This workshop has machines of accuracies in the normal working range i.e. upto 20 micron in overall performance.
The various facilities available here are:- milling machines, lathes, shaper, press, shearing machine, CNC lathe, drilling machine with CNC table, welding / brazing / tig / gas cutting / plasma cutting etc.; and miscellanuous fitting / assembly / metrology services.

3. Drawing Office Activities:

The drawing office at workshop-B caters to the drafting and mechanical design requirements of entire Laser Programme. This facility has machine drafting boards, CAD work-stations, ammonia printing, plotter for upto A1 size paper, and design documentation facility.
We have a devoted team of three mechanical engineers, three diploma holders in mech.engg. and three experienced & skilled draft'smen.

Staff Profile:

There are devoted and skilled personnel available in this workshop in different trades to meet any requirements in design, fabrication, machining and assembly limited only by capacity of machines.

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