The Mechanical Workshop (MW) of LIP was established in 1986, to support the experimental activities performed in collaboration with CERN. At present, the available equipment and the highly qualified staff allow us to perform a large spectrum of mechanical services, from project to production and testing. Today, the MW provides services not only to the CERN projects but also to research groups inside and outside LIP and to external companies.
The work developed by the MW is complemented by the Detectors Lab, as many of the projects developed by LIP need the competences of both facilities. Over three decades, the two infrastructures assured excellent quality support to gaseous detector R&D both at LIP and National level, as well as to the participation and responsibilities of LIP in large collaborations, namely CP-LEAR, DELPHI, HERA-B, ATLAS, HADES, Auger, LUX and SNO+.