F-GRIP, the new adhesive holding system for machining that will revolutionise the industry
March 16, 2023
When ideas are followed by hard work and dedication, and innovation is the main focus, products like F-GRIP are developed that revolutionise the parts holding sector for machining. After assessing the needs of this market, at Fresmak we detected that, due to their limitations, many conventional holding systems did not meet the necessary requirements to achieve an effective hold.
For this reason, after several years of research, FRESMAK introduced F-GRIP as a new alternative to conventional holding systems. This new holding concept consists of using a removable adhesive (one that can be removed and re-applied).
These adhesives, which are patented and produced exclusively by FRESMAK, provide an extra-strong hold (1000-2000N/cm²) without deforming or damaging the material and utilising a minimal amount of surface. These characteristics, which are brought together in one holding system, provide a very significant advantage compared to conventional holding systems.
From a scientific viewpoint, producing a high strength adhesive that can be easily removed is a challenge that had not been achieved until now. These two properties, which are completely opposed, are both present in the composition of F-GRIP. Our adhesive is solid at room temperature and is applied by heating it to a temperature between 100 and 150 ºC, followed by exerting a mild pressure to ensure a perfect contact is achieved with the part.
An extra-strong hold is produced when the adhesive cools to room temperature (20-30 ºC), fastening the part and making it ready for machining. After machining, the part is cleanly detached by re-heating the adhesive to a temperature between 80 and 100ºC.
F-GRIP: How an idea is born out of necessity
The industrial world is advancing quickly, with parts getting ever more complex and thus requiring special holding systems. F-GRIP is an alternative to conventional holding systems that are not efficient or that do not allow new parts or emerging materials to be efficiently machined.
Faced with this situation, at Fresmak we undertook to research and develop F-GRIP: a holding system that is ideal and universal for all kinds of parts. Our objective is to be able to offer our customers a solution adapted to their needs, improving a holding system that will impact their productivity and competitiveness.
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