Andes Scientific Instruments (ASI) is a spin-off of DICTUC and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. The goal of DICTUC, private company owned by PUC, is transferring PUC’s School of Engineering new knowledge to society. ASI creates scientific instruments for improving our ability to measure our Universe.

ASI is located on Campus San Joaquín, Pontificia Universidad Católica, in Santiago, Chile. From here, we work with local and international partners creating projects and products for astronomy and other sciences.


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Improving performance

ASI’s products and services are created with the sole goal of improving the performance of the systems where they work in. We develop state-of-the-art systems applying our knowledge in optical, electronic, mechanical and other related engineering disciplines.

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Vacuum Technologies

Our engineering team has been immersed deeply in vacuum science. Leak detection, outgassing sources and sealing techniques have been our main areas of research in order to provide control of pressure rise inside our cryostats.

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High-Quality Fabrication

Engineers at ASI design and make our products, using the best available technology for electronics and mechanical fabrication.

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