How do you hold additive parts for post-machining?
Blue Photon workholding products are designed to hold complexed-shaped, additive parts for tight-tolerance machining, and final finishing while creating better parts, and lowering manufacturing costs. To learn why we are the world’s solution to holding additive parts, check out the video below:
Post Processing | 3D printing presents challenges in workholding for finish machining
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Metal 3D printing can enable rapid, low cost iterations of new medical devices, since no tooling costs are involved. All devices need testing to uncover problems and develop solutions—allowing the product shape to change “for free” is a powerful advantage with Additive Manufacturing (AM). Other benefits flowing from AM besides enabling more complex geometry are improved accuracy with no component tolerance stack up, and a simplified supply chain with reduced part count. Read the rest of this entry »
Blue Photon® will demonstrate the advantages of their photo-activated adhesive workholding system at Southtec 2019 this October in Greenville.
Blue Photon’s workholding products are a manufacturer’s solution to hold parts for tight-tolerance machining and inspection. Complex-shaped, hard-to-hold parts, and delicate materials like ceramic and laminated composites are well suited to the technology which supplies up to 605 lbs of tensile holding power per patented gripper. Any part that is at risk for distortion from mechanical clamps, or that pose complications in fixture design and tool access, are easily and simply held with Blue Photon’s patented grippers and BlueGrip™ workholding adhesive.
From the 16 to 21 September 2019, the German city of Hanover will once again play host to one of the world’s most important engineering events, the EMO international machine tool and manufacturing technology exhibition.
Here, on Stand A1 in Hall 6, Leader Chuck International will demonstrate the very latest workholding and productivity enhancing products from its extensive range of products.
Visitors will be able to see first-hand the latest innovations, including Blue Photon, CARVEsmart, Jato Precision and Orange Vice at the company’s 25 sq.m. booth hosting static and dynamic demonstrations of the improved efficiency and accuracy available from all four of these pioneering technology providers.
Blue Photon will demonstrate the advantages of their photo-activated adhesive workholding system at the 2019 Advanced Manufacturing Expo in the Metal Working Hall at Booth 2008 on Aug. 22 at the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI from 8:00AM-3:00PM.
Shape, materials, and the challenges that lay ahead.
Modern digital design and manufacturing, along with material science breakthroughs, have enabled an extensive array of new products and machines. New technologies developed a decade ago are now beginning to find their way into mainstream manufacturing, with the most significant of these being additive manufacturing (AM) and the introduction of new composite materials. In many cases these new methods and materials cause manufacturers to scratch their collective heads when it comes to machining these parts.