The parts that come in for testing will get used on various systems, perhaps even CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland. All sorts of things come in from different sources and can be going anywhere. Even though I play a small part, it’s still exciting to feel part of major research that can help humankind.
I work in the vacuum laboratory. We get different parts ready so they can be used under vacuum in a research system. We put them through our cleaning process which is designed to remove all gases and molecules from their surfaces so that they work in a vacuum.