Climb Milling vs. Conventional Milling

Climb milling vs. conventional milling is a common question among machinists. Both have their own advantages for example climb milling offers a superior surface finish while conventional milling can be more suitable when machining cast iron or hot rolled steel.

As a machinist you hear lots of technical terms getting thrown around. The old guys call it one thing and the young guys call it another. If you are not a machinist or are just entering the world of machining this can be confusing. Today I am going to discuss two of these confusing terms […]

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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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