Low Temperature Wax Workholding Solution
Mitee-Bite Products has introduced Mitee-Grip GEN II, the next generation in low temperature wax workholding.”Prior to these new compounds, some materials were next to impossible to secure and withstand machining forces, especially phenolic, glass, honeycomb and most plastics,” said a company spokesperson.”We used the Blue Mitee-Grip GEN II for parts 1/2 in. x 1/2 in. x .070 in. on a 12 in. x 12 in. x 1/8 in. aluminum sheet and it performed perfectly,” said Matthew Macy, Manufacturing Engineer at Faulhaber Micromo LLC.According to Mitee-Bite, recent testing has identified the Red and Blue to be best for hard to hold materials, producing over 10x the holding force as the original wax. The White has similar properties as the original but with more than double the holding force. Red and White application temperature, transition temperature from solid to liquid, is 130 °F and Blue is 170 °F.