Blue Photon's UV Grippers Accommodate Multiple Diameters
Blue Photon’s metric-size, ultraviolet (UV) light transmitting workholding grippers are designed with multiple diameters to hold small to large workpieces.
Blue Photon’s metric-size, ultraviolet (UV) light transmitting workholding grippers are designed with multiple diameters to hold small to large workpieces. The grippers insert into a fixture, and the workpiece is secured to the grippers with the company’s BlueGrip gel-like adhesive material. UV light is transmitted through the core of the gripper for 60 to 90 seconds to cure the adhesive, bonding the gripper to the part. The workholding device is said to improve tolerances and part access, reduce scrap and eliminate extra processes.
An aerospace machine shop meets a special need by using a vacuum chuck.
A non-woven porous material with a special coating enables vacuum chucks and tables to hold sheets of metal and other materials more effectively on CNC routing machines. The material, called Vilmill, is used as a substrate between the sheet or plate material to be machined and a suitable vacuum table or vacuum chuck where it is held securely in place by the vacuum.
Don't assume the standard chuck is the right workholding for every lathe application.