DATRON Dynamics Launches the “neo” Compact High-Speed Milling Machine in North America.
Ideal for Rapid Prototyping and Small Production Runs.
Milford, NH, July 14, 2016 – DATRON Dynamics, Inc. announced today the immediate commercial availability of the DATRON neo compact CNC milling machine – the latest addition to the company’s line of precision high-speed machining systems. Designed from the ground up to deliver a productive, in-office machining solution that improves and accelerates today’s engineering workflow, the DATRON neo offers simple, clean operation, and easy post-processing. Providing the highest performance in its class, the affordable-yet-powerful neo enables design professionals to create precision models, prototypes and three-dimensional metal parts without leaving the workplace.
With its intuitive operation terminal featuring DATRON’s own “next” software, this compact milling machine appeals to machining beginners. The neo combines an interior camera and a multi-function touch screen interface for intuitive operation. The neo’s integrated camera and 3D touch probe is designed to eliminate the time-consuming task of setting up jobs by using automatic recognition of the workpiece location which is drawn by the operator directly onto the touch screen. The interface quickly guides users through the milling process much like a smartphone or tablet app. Beginners benefit from the simple user interface and graphics. “The DATRON neo’s compact design and friendly interface resemble that of a 3D printer” says Robert Murphy, Vice President of DATRON Dynamics, Inc. The ergonomic design of the machine allows operators to load a workpiece from a position above the machining table while the height and angle of the workpiece is automatically setup at the operating terminal. The clean design and innovative enclosure give the operator a perfect view of and easy access to the machining area, which is quite ample in relation to the machine’s very small footprint. In fact, the machine fits through a standard doorway and can be easily installed within a few hours.
Ideal for rapid tooling, design communication, and short-run manufacturing the DATRON neo is capable of milling a variety of materials up to 20” x 16.5” x 9” in size with its robust 40,000 RPM spindle and 24 station automatic tool changer.
“The DATRON neo brings easy-to-use, professional quality high-speed milling capabilities into any workspace, at an exceptional price” said Bill King, President of DATRON Dynamics. “We are thrilled to offer this powerful new product to help our wide range of customers innovate faster and mill perfect quality parts.”Just before the official market launch this industrial milling solution received the red dot industrial design award 2016. The DATRON neo machining system will be demonstrated live at IMTS Booth N-6021, September 12-17, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Typical DATRON neo Applications