In Their Own Words – Engraver, DC Graphics – Talks DATRON Milling & Engraving Machines

Engraving brass embossing dies is an application that benefits from the integrated vacuum table on DATRON high speed CNC engraving machines.

DC Graphics, founded in ’94 by Kevin Brandon, is run today by Eugene Prohaske, President, and Kristine Brandon, Vice President, and has a long history in the engraving industry. Eugene is a passionate engraver and has over 30 years of experience in the engraving for packaging industry. He originally started in the engraving business with […]

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DATRON’s M8Cube the Next Generation High-Speed CNC Machining System

DATRON M8Cube high speed CNC milling machine.

DATRON M8 versus DATRON M8Cube For over 10 years, DATRON has had a very successful history with installations of their M8 gantry-style machining systems. This revolutionary machine had an install base of nearly 1,000 machines and was responsible for making DATRON an industry leader in high-speed machining systems. DATRON’s talented research and development team in […]

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CNC Guitar – Fender Stratocaster Replica Made on DATRON M8Cube

CNC guitar machining of a Fender Stratocaster replica using a DATRON high speed milling machine.

DATRON AG employee, Marc Reis, made a CNC guitar using a DATRON M8Cube high speed milling machine.  This CNC guitar is a Fender Stratocaster replica with body, neck, electronics pocketing, fret inlays and tuner through holes all milled on this high speed CNC milling machine made by DATRON AG in Germany. Video of CNC Guitar Milling For this CNC […]

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Datron Fell Into the Machine Tool Business by Accident

How did we find our way into the machine tool industry was dictated by our need as an electronics company to produce electro-mechanical parts

As the President of DATRON Dynamics, I often get asked how DATRON got started. A company’s history or origin defines a company’s character and is key information when deciding to invest in their products. The short answer is DATRON fell into the machine tool business by accident. In 1969, DATRON AG (or Datron Electronic back […]

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Consider Energy Efficient CNC Machining

Energy efficient CNC machining using DATRON M8Cube high speed milling technology allows manufacturers to improve their bottom line through reduced operational costs based on less consumption of power.

  According to an International scorecard, Germany is #1 for energy efficiency, while the United States ranks 13th among 16 major economies — behind China, Canada and India. North American companies should consider energy efficient CNC machines when sourcing new equipment. Reducing the amount of energy required to manufacture a product is an altruistic […]

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High Speed Milling Tool Strategies

High speed milling tool strategy for efficient use of small CNC cutting tools with high feed rates and speeds up to 60,000 RPM.

There are as many opinions of high speed milling with small milling tools and their proper use in the manufacturing industry as there are nuts and bolts. The benefit of high speed milling is that it allows for lower cutting loads and chip rates producing better surface finishes.  In our world of high speed, high […]

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Microsoft R&D Lab Using Datron High Speed Milling Machines For Rapid Prototyping

Microsoft R&D operations in Redmond, WA using DATRON milling machines as seen on both CNN and Bloomberg.

  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Panos Panay, says, “This is like a big toy factory” when speaking about their R&D operation in Redmond, WA. This state-of-the-art facility, along with the many DATRON high-speed CNC machining centers there, was recently featured by CNN in a piece called “Inside Microsoft’s secret design lab”. Like a kid in […]

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