University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Sciences Lab

On the Cutting Edge

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

PSL is responsible for fabricating the Anode Panel Assembly prototype for the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment. One of the key identifying characteristics of the APA is the thousands of thin copper wires wrapped around the APA panel.

Each of those tiny wires is supported by a fiberglass edge board, where the wire sits in the valley between two teeth.

In the following video, PSL instrument maker Bart Dana cuts the board edge profile two boards at a time on his CNC machine (requires Quicktime).