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Magnesium Aerospace Cover

April 8th, 2016 by Blue Photon

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.