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Join us at Southtec!

October 4th, 2019 by Blue Photon

Blue Photon® will demonstrate the advantages of their photo-activated adhesive workholding system at Southtec 2019 this October in Greenville.

Blue Photon’s workholding products are a manufacturer’s solution to hold parts for tight-tolerance machining and inspection. Complex-shaped, hard-to-hold parts, and delicate materials like ceramic and laminated composites are well suited to the technology which supplies up to 605 lbs of tensile holding power per patented gripper. Any part that is at risk for distortion from mechanical clamps, or that pose complications in fixture design and tool access, are easily and simply held with Blue Photon’s patented grippers and BlueGrip™ workholding adhesive.

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Blue Photon made front cover news

September 27th, 2019 by Blue Photon

Leader all set to be A1 at EMO 2019

August 15th, 2019 by Blue Photon

From the 16 to 21 September 2019, the German city of Hanover will once again play host to one of the world’s most important engineering events, the EMO international machine tool and manufacturing technology exhibition.

Here, on Stand A1 in Hall 6, Leader Chuck International will demonstrate the very latest workholding and productivity enhancing products from its extensive range of products.

Visitors will be able to see first-hand the latest innovations, including Blue Photon, CARVEsmart, Jato Precision and Orange Vice at the company’s 25 sq.m. booth hosting static and dynamic demonstrations of the improved efficiency and accuracy available from all four of these pioneering technology providers.

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Join us at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo!

July 16th, 2019 by Blue Photon

Blue Photon will demonstrate the advantages of their photo-activated adhesive workholding system at the 2019 Advanced Manufacturing Expo in the Metal Working Hall at Booth 2008 on Aug. 22 at the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI from 8:00AM-3:00PM.

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Powerful Workholding With a Light Touch

April 29th, 2019 by Blue Photon

Blue Photon® will demonstrate the advantages of their photo-activated adhesive workholding system at Northwest Machine Tool Expo, Eastec, and Rapid+tct this May.

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Component of Knee Implant

January 31st, 2019 by Blue Photon

The Part: Component of knee implant.

The Material: Cobalt-chromium.

The Problem: Part movement during machining due to the complex shape of the implant and the associated restrictive geometrical and dimensional requirements.

The Solution: Blue Photon’s grip technology, solves workholding struggles by eliminating scrap and rework caused by poor clamping, ensuring that the surface integrity of the implant is not affected.

The Benefit: Allows for automation of your high valued parts.


The future of workholding

December 12th, 2018 by Blue Photon

Shape, materials, and the challenges that lay ahead.

Modern digital design and manufacturing, along with material science breakthroughs, have enabled an extensive array of new products and machines. New technologies developed a decade ago are now beginning to find their way into mainstream manufacturing, with the most significant of these being additive manufacturing (AM) and the introduction of new composite materials. In many cases these new methods and materials cause manufacturers to scratch their collective heads when it comes to machining these parts.

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Blue Photon Technology & Workholding Systems LLC Receives an Honorable Mention in the IMTS 2018 Exhibitor Product Innovation Competition

August 23rd, 2018 by Blue Photon

IMTS held a contest to recognize the most innovative products that will be on display at IMTS 2018. The contest consisted of a 500-word description identifying the purpose and challenge or problem the product solves, benefits, length of time it takes to be fully operational and train employees, and any other pertinent information. The awards were presented as IMTS most innovative products that exhibitors will introduce at this year’s show.

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Aero Engine Compressor Blades

August 14th, 2018 by Blue Photon

The Part: Aero engine compressor blade.

The Material: Nickel and titanium.

The Problem: Workpiece distortion due to traditional workholding.

The Solution: Blue Photon’s grip technology eliminates clamp induced scrap and rework.

The Benefit: Allows for automation of your high valued parts.


Reinventing Workholding Onsite Demos

July 17th, 2018 by Blue Photon

Blue Photon® will demonstrate the advantages of their photo-activated adhesive workholding system at IMTS 2018 this September in Chicago.

Born in the lab and field-tested in manufacturing plants all over the world, Blue Photon’s workholding products are manufacturers’ solution to secure parts for tight-tolerance machining and inspection.

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