The SEDS team is part of the Beamline Office. We take part in end-station developments, procurements of endstation instrumentation, and maintain a pool of spare instruments. SEDS is available to all MAX IV beamlines as a resource in their development of experimental facilities. Furthermore, SEDS will promote collaborations with other institutes. External groups are encouraged to contact SEDS for collaborations on technique development within sample environments, sample manipulations, and detectors.

A list of the current SEDS projects, and some useful information you may need when starting collaboration projects with us, can be found here.

Beamline workshop

A workshop for beamlines support is available to MAX IV staff after a short training session (see contact details below). It is intended for small and fast mechanical work on equipment at any time of the day. The workshop is equipped with hand tools, drilling machine, and 3D printers.

Electronics workshop

The primary task of the electronics workshop is to give support for repairs, maintenance of electronic equipment, making signal cables, and help in the development of analog electronic components.

The SEDS equipment pool

Beamlines and MAX IV employees can book and borrow equipment from the SEDS pool. The instruments within the pool are mainly relevant to beamline end stations, but also some frequently used supplies will be stocked.

Requests to book equipment:

A list of available equipment can be found here (internal web page).

SEDS lab

A lab for tests and development of instrumentation has been set up at MAX IV. Many in-house and external development projects require installations and off-line testing for extended periods. Current lab facilities provide: water, pressurized air, nitrogen, safety cabinet for gas cylinders, heating cabinet (200°C), furnace (1000°C), 10K cryostat, soldering station, oscilloscope, electronic and mechanical equipment, and 3D printers.

Additive manufacturing at SEDS

The SEDS team maintain and provide 3D-printing services. Two printers (Makerbot and Ultimaker) are available to all staff in the Beamline workshop. Two more printers (Mark Two and Form 2) are installed in the SEDS lab and are used by specially trained MAX IV staff.

Printing requests on all our printers can be made by filling out a Work order (internal web page) and submitting it to SEDS. We can handle work order requests for both all in-house printing and external contract work (LTH design Centre, metal prints, etc).

Please have a look here for more technical details on our printers.

Contact SEDS

Please send a support request by email to or contact us directly.

  • Stefan Carlson, Team leader, email: stefan.carlson(at)
  • Dörthe Haase, SEDS lab, Beamline workshop and Instrumentation pool, email: dorthe.haase(at)
  • Mathieu Leme, SEDS lab and Beamline workshop, email: mathieu.leme(at)
  • Russell Woods, Detector support, email: russel.woods(at)