Dimac Tooling, Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of accessories and workholding solutions for CNC milling and CNC turning machine tools, is the sole agent for the exclusive ‘new to the market’ Blue Photon Gripper.
The Blue Photon System is a revolutionary workholding system that instead of using traditional clamps uses a unique gripping technology to hold difficult and complex part shapes. It can hold parts on just one side and is adaptable to the shape of the part.
The system can save considerable time and money by eliminating the common causes of scrap related to workholding. Dramatic production savings are realised by simplifying part loading through common fixtures, regardless of part shape. No hydraulics are included and it is suitable for prototype and production.
The system uses an adhesive that is applied to the gripper face. The workpiece doesn’t need to be flat as the uncured gel like adhesive fills the gap and conforms to the workpiece shape. The workpiece is then positioned in place and a UV light source activated for 30-60 seconds depending on the adhesive joint thickness and required holding strength.
“The key benefit of this system is that it’s great for holding odd shape workparts that you want to get right around – it’s perfect for 5 axis machining,” Dimac Managing Director Paul Fowler said.
“There is no gripping stress, and therefore thin or delicate parts can be held without the fear of part distortion or damage. It can also hold complex part shapes as well as ceramic/composite parts and 3D printed parts” Mr Fowler went on to say.
“The other key feature is that it’s also great for work support not just work holding,” Mr Fowler added.
Dimac has over 30 years experience in CNC machine tool accessories and are agents for many highly respected brands such as Kitagawa, Cooljet, Reven and Eron. The company also manufactures soft and hard jaws in their own CNC equipped machine shop.
“Like all the products we sell, Blue Photon is supported by the full back up and support of Dimac technical personnel to ensure the product operates at optimum performance,” Mr Fowler concluded.
For more information please contact Dimac:
Paul Fowler, Managing Director
Ph: 03 9561 6155 or email [email protected]