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.  http://aceee.org/portal/national-policy/international-scorecard. 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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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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