CERN Engineering News

Winner of the “Mining the Future” competition announced

From brick-building to online flow analyses, ideas abound for sustainable reuse of excavated material from a tunnel for a potential future CERN facility thanks to the “Mining the Future” competition held as part of the FCC Innovation Study.


Guardians of the tunnel

Artificial intelligence technologies are being deployed to inspect and document cracks in CERN’s tunnels in order to assess the risks for the machines inside them


A 3D laser scanner is shaking up component inspection at CERN

A laser scanner acquired in 2020 by the EN department’s metrology laboratory produces high-resolution 3D modelling of a wide variety of components


Sparking breakthroughs in radiation protection for spacecraft, aviation and acc…

The CERN-coordinated and EU-funded RADSAGA project is coming to an end after four years of rewarding research into radiation protection for electronics


Mining the Future

Join this international competition and submit your ideas for applications that could turn rock excavated during tunnelling for future CERN colliders into a resource


HL-LHC radiation protection robot passes first in-cavern test with flying colou…

The CERN CRANEbot successfully handled a vacuum module in the CMS cavern without the need for human intervention in a decisive test for the HL-LHC project


Additive manufacturing opens up new prospects at CERN

Lightweight, robust, complex parts produced using additive manufacturing (3D printing) are proving their worth in the accelerators


The cabling of the LHC detectors moves up a gear thanks to the automation of te…

The development of the “HiPotCT” system initiated by the cabling team of EN-EA-AS has considerably increased the speed of cabling activities in the LHC detectors


A new coating technique for deflecting crab cavities

A team from the Vacuum, Surfaces and Coatings group is studying a method of niobium coating by sputtering for use in future accelerators


Graphene’s potential to improve magnetic measurements for accelerators

Collaboration between CERN and UK firm Paragraf could pave the way for more precise measurements of local magnetic fields