Workholding Technology for Job Shop Machining
Job shops face a myriad of machining challenges in today’s highly competitive landscape, where efficiency and precision predicate success in this highly competitive environment. The Blue Photon workholding system, which is an ultraviolet adhesive workholding technology, helps manufacturers stay on the leading edge by solving machining problems such as:
- Achieving tight tolerances
- Holding near-net shaped parts for machining
- Facilitating five-sided part access
- Quick prototyping
This innovative system helps reduce cost by allowing for simpler fixture design and build. All of the Blue Photon components are reusable for the next job.
Consider the example of a recent application for a part used in the food processing industry. The customer sought a fixture system to hold a concave stainless steel cast billet for 5-axis machining. In this application, the Blue Photon grippers were placed on the convex side of the part allowing for 5-axis machining. This solution increased productivity and quality while reducing fixture building cost.
Contact a Blue Photon Rep today for a live demo!