Blue Photon Technology & Workholding Systems LLC

1002 Industrial Park Dr
Shelby,  MI  49455-9202

United States
  • Booth: 2509

Blue Photon's patented workholding products are a manufacturer's solution to hold parts for tight-tolerance machining, inspection, or that pose complications in fixture design. Blue Photon designs, and manufacturers grip technology and workholding systems for complex-shaped, hard-to-hold parts, and delicate materials. Blue Photon grippers and BlueGrip workholding adhesive are a compact, and easily installed workholding system with predictable, and repeatable performance for milling, turning, grinding, EDM, laser, inspection, and assembly applications in the aerospace, additive, robotics, job shop, and medical machining industries.


  • Blue Photon Grip Technology
    A fixturing system using Blue Photon Grippers and BlueGrip workholding adhesive to hold an aircraft engine shroud for machining....

  • Blue Photon’s patented workholding products are a manufacturer’s solution to hold parts for tight-tolerance machining and inspection. Blue Photon designs and manufacturers grip technology for complex-shaped, hard-to-hold parts, as well as delicate materials like ceramic and laminated composites. Blue Photon grippers are easily installed into fixtures to grip and support the part with no clamping. The grippers supply up to 605 lbs of tensile holding power without distorting the part, and allow for easy automation of difficult to load parts. Any part that is at risk from distortion from traditional clamping, or that pose complications in fixture design are easily and simply held with Blue Photon’s gripper and BlueGrip™ workholding adhesive.

  • Universal Fixture Kit
    Blue Photon's Universal Fixture Kit allows the user to begin using the workholding system immediately by easily adapting to most parts. The new kit is simple to implement with existing machine tools....

  • Blue Photon’s workholding technology can reduce the number of operations, scrap, and labor; saving time and money. The process involves applying BlueGrip™ workholding adhesive to their grippers and spot curing by ultraviolet light for 60 seconds allowing for 5-axis machining. The part debonds with a ¼ turn twist of the gripper or hot water soak. The residual adhesive is simply removed by the application with pressurized steam or hot water spray and a light peeling action.

    Tests have shown that the holding force produced by the grippers can easily withstand the requirements of most machining applications. The material removal rate can exceed expectations verses mechanical clamping when a hard-to-hold part is mechanically clamped, as often times, the pressure has to be limited to avoid component distortion and marking. Blue Photon’s Universal Fixture Kit can secure ferrous and non-ferrous materials as well as superalloys, composites, and most plastics; allowing for infinite workholding capabilities.

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