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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.


Reinventing Workholding Onsite Demos

July 17th, 2018 by Blue Photon

Blue Photon® will demonstrate the advantages of their photo-activated adhesive workholding system at IMTS 2018 this September in Chicago.

Born in the lab and field-tested in manufacturing plants all over the world, Blue Photon’s workholding products are manufacturers’ solution to secure parts for tight-tolerance machining and inspection.

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Blue Photon Releases 2018 Product Catalog

June 13th, 2018 by Blue Photon

Blue Photon® is releasing their new 2018 Product Catalog.

For ease of use, each section contains a picture with description and part number. Their new catalog goes into depth of the Blue Photon product lines and their continued commitment to revolutionizing the workholding industry using innovative photo-activated technology.

The catalog features Blue Photon® Gripper and Insert products, BlueGrip™ Workholding Adhesives, and Adhesive Dispensers and Accessories. Other products include a selection of UV LED Controllers and LED Accessories to quickly cure BlueGrip Workholding Adhesives, a variety of Soak Tanks, Pressure Washers and Cleaning Tools; along with their new Universal Fixture Kit allowing the user to begin using the workholding system immediately by easily adapting to most parts.

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Time Saver: Spindle Mounted Cleaning Tool

August 10th, 2016 by Blue Photon
Spindle Mounter Gripper Cleaning Tool

Spindle Mounter Gripper Cleaning Tool

The 82400 Spindle Mounted Gripper Cleaning tool mounts in any 3/4 diameter collet or end mill holder. The assembly comes with the tool, a spring-loaded, replaceable head and the HAAS program.

After removing the part from the grippers, you can insert the fixture back into the machine, insert the Spindle Mounter Gripper Cleaning Tool, and run the program. The head grinds residual, cured adhesive off of grippers in seconds. You are ready to load a new part without resetting the grippers in the fixture. The replaceable head is good for 1000 to 1250 cleaning cycles when using the Blue Photon cleaning cycle parameters and a coolant.

Here is the Cleaning Tool in action:


Blue Photon’s National Sales Team

April 19th, 2016 by Blue Photon

We are proud to announce that we have established a strong network of well-trained manufacturers’ representative agencies to cover sales and support throughout the U.S. Individual sales representatives from the following agencies will take the lead introducing Blue Photon grip technology, and supporting end users with training and applications.

In addition to U.S. coverage, we have established agreements with MDS in Ontario, Canada, Dynamic Tools Corporation in Japan and NCMT in the United Kingdom to cover Western Europe.

For additional representative information, visit our website at BluePhotonGrip.com/contact/find-a-rep or contact our National Sales Manager, John Joyce at John@BluePhotonGrip.com to schedule a hands on demo of Blue Photon’s patented workholding system.

Introduction of the sales network coincides with the release of our updated website. The new site features in-depth technical product information, instructional videos, and full descriptions of system components and how they work.

Blue Photon is a photo-activated, adhesive workholding solution that first hit the market in the aerospace industry. Complex-shaped, hard-to-hold parts, and delicate materials like ceramic and laminated composites are keenly suited to the technology which supplies up to 605 lbs of tensile holding power. However, it soon became apparent that the technology was well suited to every industry from automotive to medical. Any part that is at risk for distortion from traditional clamping, or that poses complications in fixture design is easily and simply held with Blue Photon’s patented grippers and BlueGrip workholding adhesive.

We look forward to hearing how Blue Photon can help you!