The F-GRIP is a clamping system based on reversible adhesion principle. The developed adhesive consists in a biphasic polymer, nano-structured with different adhesion phases controlled by temperature. The control of the temperature enables to stick and unstick all types of material with a high clamping force and without compromising the areas to be machined.
Ability to clamp any type of material to be machined.
Reduction of the necessary workholding fixtures for the part clamping.
Reversible and recoverable system.
Reduction of the vibrations produced during the machining process.
Reduction of the cost of the clamping system and the machining process.
Respectful with the environment.
This solution is mainly oriented to the machining of complex and high-value workpieces, especially for high requirement sectors such as aeronautics, for which the large parts with complex geometry require today various clamping fixtures, leading to a waste of time due to the change of workholding fixtures.