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Component of Knee Implant

January 31st, 2019 by Blue Photon

The Part: Component of knee implant.

The Material: Cobalt-chromium.

The Problem: Part movement during machining due to the complex shape of the implant and the associated restrictive geometrical and dimensional requirements.

The Solution: Blue Photon’s grip technology, solves workholding struggles by eliminating scrap and rework caused by poor clamping, ensuring that the surface integrity of the implant is not affected.

The Benefit: Allows for automation of your high valued parts.

Aero Engine Compressor Blades

August 14th, 2018 by Blue Photon

The Part: Aero engine compressor blade.

The Material: Nickel and titanium.

The Problem: Workpiece distortion due to traditional workholding.

The Solution: Blue Photon’s grip technology eliminates clamp induced scrap and rework.

The Benefit: Allows for automation of your high valued parts.

Ceramic Turbine Part

June 1st, 2016 by Blue Photon

The Part: A turbine part.

The Material: Ceramic.

The Problem: The brittle nature of ceramic was easily damaged when traditional workholding methods were being used.

The Solution: Blue Photon’s photo-activated workholding system was designed to eliminate scrap from fixture induced damage and part movement during processing.

Additional Benefits: By implementing the Blue Photon workholding system the manufacturer was able to eliminate clamping induced scrap, part movement during machining and increased output feed rates. Overall, the manufacturer saw quality improvements. The new workholding system allows for easy automation of this highly valued part.

Magnesium Aerospace Cover

April 8th, 2016 by Blue Photon

The Part: A 16” x 18” aerospace cover.

The Material: Magnesium casting.

The Problem: The entire top portion of the part was a gasket surface that needed to be flat within .005. The manufacturer previously had chatter problems because of the limited areas to clamp.

The solution: The manufacturer designed and built a Blue Photon Workholding system. Grippers were placed where needed along the periphery of the part to hold and eliminate chatter.

Additional benefits: Increased feed rates, lowered cycle time, less operator fatigue and increased part quality.