Light Activated Adhesive Gripper (LAAG) workholding technology and process

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Abstract

This paper describes the underlying concepts and proof-of-concept testing of a new workholding technology referred to as Light Activated Adhesive Gripper (LAAG). Using this technology, a workpiece is held by a system of discrete adhesive joints. These joints are very strong, very tough, and dynamically stiff. Furthermore, light is used to cure or destroy these adhesive joints, on demand, within seconds. LAAG technology enables workpieces to be held with minimal pre-load distortion, with maximum dynamic rigidity, and with maximum accessibility to the machining process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-214
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Processes
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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