A unique problem
solving firm, based near Cambridge, Crystal
Structures Limited, has
since 1947, been concerned with the automation of manufacturing processes,
especially the inspection of single-crystals, pharmaceutical and general
engineering products.. A sound knowledge of physics, chemistry, electronics,
pneumatics, computing, instrument and general engineering, compliments a
specialization in crystallography. Over 650 crystal structure models and a range
of apparatus for the study and teaching of crystallography and inspection of
crystals by X-rays, has been produced. Problems presented by customers are
usually solved with a combination of standard parts and some bespoke metalwork,
but where necessary invention, R&D, and computers are used to solve
customerís more demanding requirements.
drawing office with computer aided design, in-house process camera and other
photographic facilities supports a well equipped instrument- and watch-making
workshop with equipment for programmed
CNC-milling, gear-cutting, grinding, plastic moulding and die-making, sheet metal
working, welding, pattern making and metal-casting, (including shell moulding),
X-ray inspection, electroplating and stove-enamelling. Electronic and printed
circuit design, fabrication and assembly are also catered for.
|100kN Batch Extrusion Press for Piezo Ceramic paste,
Designed and Built 2002.
|Over 650 Crystallographic Models
|As shown at the International Crystallographic
Association meeting 1964
The Wooster Four Circle Diffractometer
|Our first Single Crystal Camera.
DeJong-Wooster Rotation Retigraph