CERN signs a contract with BUMAX

Leading Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners BUMAX has signed a contract with scientific research institute CERN for more than a quarter of a million high strength premium stainless steel fasteners to be used for the upgrade of the world famous LHC particle accelerator in Switzerland.

The world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is currently undergoing an upgrade that will increase its energy up to 14 trillion electron volts and is expected to take two years.

The LHC collider is located at the particle physics laboratory at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. It consists of a 27-km ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.

After tests, CERN opted to use BUMAX 109, the strongest A4 fastener on the market, to cope with the extreme conditions inside the collider. BUMAX will supply 130,000 fasteners to CERN each year of the maintenance project – equating to more than a quarter of a million fasteners in total.

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