Bulk Material Removal CNC Milling Strategy

CNC bulk material removal with high speed machining center at 35,000 RPM using a single flute end mill and a helical milling strategy

When it comes to CNC milling strategies for bulk material removal you may be asking the wrong question. As the account manager for industrial CNC sales in the Northeast USA, I routinely get asked, “What is the biggest tool you can put in a DATRON machine?” And while I always take time to answer this question, …

CNC Workholding for Milling Machines

CNC Workholding for milling machines and machining centers that reduce set up and job change over times.

DATRON_Workholding_Solutions from DATRON Dynamics on Vimeo. In the world of manufacturing, specifically machining of material, there is an art to proper CNC workholding. You may have the concept and design of a valuable product or part, the program skillfully complete with the optimum machine and material.  But if you do not have a means to …

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 …

How to Machine the End of a Long Part with Vertical Clamping

Vertical clamping for CNC machining on the end of long parts such as aluminum extrusions, enclosures and housings using a pneumatic clamping system integrated on a DATRON high speed milling machine.

It is always a challenge when faced with a long part that requires machining on the end or ends. Equally challenging is when you have to machine the side of a large part. Unless your facility is equipped with a machine tool that is large enough to mount such a part within the working volume …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How to Save Time and Money with Combination Cutting Tools

Combination cutting tools from DATRON save time through their ability to perform multiple functions with one milling tool.

So, you’re cranking out parts on your machine at a steady rate. The orders are being filled and the boss is happy. Life is good. But, if you’re like me, you’re still agonizing over the seconds that could be saved. I’ve talked before about the benefits of Dynamic settings to decrease cycle time and increase …