The Engineering Technology Centre (ETC) at Daresbury offers expertise in project management and multi-disciplinary engineering solutions from conceptual design and simulation, through prototyping and manufacture to build, testing, installation and commissioning.
The ETC delivers an integrated approach to today's scientific and technological challenges by combining mechanical design and analysis, vacuum technology, cryogenics, CNC machining, advanced metrology, electrical systems integration and intelligent control systems.
Engineers in the ETC have extensive experience and know-how in delivering integrated engineering systems for particle accelerators, light sources and laser facilities. ETC engineers are responsible for the design and assembly of devices ranging from the nanometre scale through to giant detector systems for experiments at CERN, GSI and J-PARC to explore fundamental physics.
Many of the recent accelerator systems at Daresbury (ALICE, EMMA, VELA) and projects for ISIS, DLS, nuclear physics (e.g. AGATA), particle physics (e.g. T2K), have been assembled, integrated and tested in the ETC. Its engineers and technicians contribute professional engineering, design, analysis, realisation and on-going operational support and management of these facilities.
The ETC is part of the Technology Department, which provides advanced technology and engineering in support of both STFC funded activities and other high profile international projects.
The ETC and the whole of STFC Technology is committed to Total Quality Management and a continual improvement culture, externally audited and certified by the British Standards Institution (BSI) to ISO 9001:2008.
Within the ETC, there are four main groups; Projects & Mechanical Engineering; Control Systems & Safety Interlocks; Electrical and Controls Systems; and Technical, Mechanical & Vacuum Engineering.
Projects and Mechanical Engineering
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 269
Control Systems & Safety Interlocks
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 769
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 154
Technical, Mechanical and Vacuum Engineering
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 371
Tel: +44 (0)1925 603 892
Engineering Technology Centre staff and facilities are located at STFC Daresbury Laboratory in two buildings: