Micro drilling: An incredible (and Incredibly Frustrating) Adventure

Micro drilling using drills far smaller than a human hair requires experience, research and the right milling machine.

So micro drilling has never been my forte.  I have done a lot of drilling but never anything much smaller than 1/64th or so.  Well friends, if you were a part of that club too then there is a whole other world of drilling that you have never experienced, and there are some pretty amazing …

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 …