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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3 Tips for Faster Rapid Prototype Machining

Rapid prototype machining strategy can make the difference in bring a product to market quicker than the competition. This blog gives 3 tips for becoming more agile and making rapid prototype machining faster.

Time is money …  even more so in rapid prototype machining. Rapid prototype machining is important for bringing a design to reality. While making usable parts, this process also allows for testing and evaluating the design. In the consumer electronics industry, time is also crucial for beating fierce competition to market with the newest products. […]

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Engraved Name Plate Production with High Speed Milling Machines

High speed CNC milling machines are used in engraved name plate production to improve cycle times and the quality of ID tags and nameplates.

As recently as a decade ago, there was discussion regarding the best process for engraved name plate production –with the main contenders being the Pantograph, Stamping Machines and Milling Machines. Since that time, the argument for the pantograph has all but gone the way of the dinosaurs. That is because pantograph is a manual machine […]

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