The Part: A Turbine Part.
The Material: Ceramic.
The Problem: Due to the brittle nature of ceramics, they are easily damaged when traditional workholding methods are used.
The Solution: PAAW transfer tools were made that eliminated scrap due to fixture induced damage and part movement during processing.
Additional Benefits: By implementing the Blue Photon System the manufacturer was able to eliminate clamping induced scrap. Part movement was eliminated. Output was increased due to increased feed rates. Overall quality improvements were seen. The new tools allow for easy automation of this high value part.