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.