F-GRIP SYSTEM BACKGROUND


FRESMAK, in collaboration with POLYMAT-UPV, Basque Country University-, has developed an alternative and innovative clamping feature named F-GRIP, based on the adherence principle.

F-GRIP · CHARACTERISTICS

The most notable characteristics of the F-GRIP clamping system are the followings

A rigid adhesive material which doesn’t let residues, reversible, reusable and which is activated and deactivated through temperature elevation (>60°C) but maintains the adherence force at room temperature.

Easy to manufacture, it is an economical material which can be machined with a precision lower than 0.003mm in order to ensure precise contact points and unions between the tooling and the part.

Designed in order to not compromise the machined area. In that way, it complies with the requirements implied by the development of complex and high value-added parts.

The forces of adherence, clamping and cutting forces per unit of surface are very high.

SISTEMA DE AMARRE POLIMÉRICO

POLYMERIC CLAMPING SYSTEM


F-GRIP is an adhesive clamping material and a family of clamping components capable to generate a clamping and adhesion forces higher than any other technology in the market, on any type of rigid material (ferromagnetic, no-ferromagnetic, composite…).

Once integrated to the design of workholding fixtures and clamping devices for the part machining, it enables to fix the part with less interference with the machining process and the cutting tools than any other alternative technology in the market.

HASTA UN 50% DEL COSTE TOTAL DE AMARRE

REDUCTION OF THE NECESSARY CLAMPING OPERATIONS TO MANUFACTURE COMPLEX PARTS

REQUIRES FEWER WORKHOLDING FIXTURES DURING THE MACHINING PROCESS TO OBTAIN THE FINAL PARTS

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ADHESIVE MATERIAL

 

The F-GRIP material formulation has been specifically established for the reversible clamping function.

It is based on a polymeric composite obtained from a thermoresponsive material and an epoxy resin.

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WORKHOLDING FIXTURE

Additionally, a basic element of the F-GRIP technology is a specific workholding fixture, custom-made according to the customer part design. This tooling includes a system for heating and another one to cool down the assembly.

F-GRIP FUNCTIONALITY

An adhesive material and a family of components for workpiece clamping, able to generate a clamping force by adhesion more than any other technology in the market.

SOLUTION RANGE

F-GRIP is a revolutionary solution for the machining of complex parts with high added value. Its function is mainly oriented to sectors with high requirements, such as the aeronautics.