What is an Adhesive Workholding Solution?

Blue Photon Technology & Workholding is a patented, photo-activated adhesive fixturing and workholding solution perfect for:

Revolutionary workholding solution for delicate or hard to hold parts.

Revolutionary workholding solution for machining delicate or hard to hold parts.

  • General workholding
  • High tolerance machining
  • Delicate parts or composite materials
  • Difficult to hold parts
  • Near-net shaped
  • Automation

Photo-Activated Workholding Solution

Blue Photon’s photo-activated adhesive workholding solution frees the workpiece from clamps, vise grips, and eliminates the need for designing additional workholding features into the workpiece (such as lugs or dovetails). Our patented Grippers contact the workpiece and the use of our proprietary BlueGrip Adhesive fills a gap between the Gripper head and the surface of the workpiece which can accomodate for irregular shapes and textured surfaces.

Blue Photon technology simplifies workholding:

  • Eliminates distortion problems common with clamping
  • Improves cutting tool access
  • Works with metal, ceramic, composite, and most plastic parts
  • Stands up to heavy milling

Components of the Workholding System:

patented Gripper photo-activated adhesive workholding

GRIPPERS

proprietary workholding S2Adhesive

BLUEGRIP ADHESIVE

LED UV Controller

LED UV CONTROLLER


LED UV Head

LED UV HEADS

Gripper insert

GRIPPER INSERT

This workholding solution is simple, elegant and infinitely adaptable. In our rigourous testing and customer applications we have yet to find a workpiece the Blue Photon Technology and Workholding System cannot hold. From Titanium to plastic, flat, curved, large and small. Our team of fixture designers and engineers can help you design a fixturing solution for even the most complicated parts.

An Adaptable Workholding Solution

The system works with patented Grippers and a proprietary photo-activated adhesive to position and secure a workpiece onto a fixture. This fixturing solution allows workpiece bonding to take place outside of the machine, which improves machine efficiency and uptime. Debonding a part from the fixture requires a simple 1/4 turn twist of the Gripper to shear the adhesive bond. Blue Photon’s technology has been rigorously tested. Learn more about our system and contact us to have a hands on demo at your facility.