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.