The Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA) carries out an intense research work. In parallel with this activity, it develops an important instruments design and development task as a response to the increasing and demanding scientific needs. In general, the majority of instruments used in the physics field are single-use prototypes. Each equipment requires an unrepeatable design and development. This entails an important technological potential.
This institution wants to open a communication channel between the research community, who provides scientific advances and results, and the companies who are able to employ the solutions and discovering to the needs or to the development of new products and services. This is addressed not only to the companies interested in the development of astrophysics and high energies instruments but also to all scientific, technological and industrial disciplines which can be benefited from the knowledge and means of IFCA .
In this section the technological strengths and capacities that are currently being developed in our center, as a result of intense scientific effort, and its main means and facilities are introduced.
Since 2008, the laboratory has ISO 9001 certification for quality precision machining.
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