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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Precision Dental Milling Tool Holders for Milling Titanium Implants

Precision dental milling tool holder designed to reduce runout making it ideal for milling titanium implant bars and custom abutments.

The Dental Lab Network is an online community where I’m often pulled into discussions regarding titanium implant milling using medium duty, dental-specific machinery. There was recently a thread where lab owners were inquiring about the accuracy of lighter weight benchtop models.  Here is my response: Just a few clarifications regarding the misconceptions I commonly hear […]

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