BUMAX supply ‘CERN 507’ for proton therapy machines

Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners, BUMAX has won an initial order from a medical equipment customer for 17,000 ultra-premium screws for the manufacturing of a new model of proton cancer therapy machine.

BUMAX was the only supplier able to provide screws that meet the ‘CERN 507 standard’, which is essential for fastening the vacuum parts of this new type of proton cancer therapy machine.

CERN 507 is a new standard for ultra-high vacuum applications for magnetic field strength stainless steel. BUMAX developed the standard together with CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research).

Proton therapy machines are a major advancement in the fight against increasing cancer rates around the world as they accurately deliver proton beams to precisely where they are required.

Low magnetic permeability is essential for proton machines to not interfere with the movement of protons.

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