High Speed Machining
High Speed Machining is a requirement for any application that calls for the use of small CNC cutters or micro tools. A general definition of micro tools is mills and drills with a diameter of 0.250" and under. These tools are used frequently because of the intricate milling required for increasingly small parts within industries like electronics and medical component manufacturing. High speed machining uses high RPM rates taking smaller stepover with significantly increased feed rates to minimize heat and tool breakage. Since about 60 % of the heat produce by the milling process is carried within the chip (swarf), high speed machining with efficient chip evacuation minimizes heat and delivers a cleaner cut. This is due to cooler tooling, lower machining forces and therefore less vibration. DATRON high speed machining centers can be equipped with the following:
- Probing / Surface Scanning - scans surface, recognizes irregular work-piece topography and compensates for it dynamically
- Automatic Tool Changer - up to 45 tool stations depending on machine model, includes tool-length and breakage detection
- Vacuum Table Workholding - vacuum tables from 12" x 18" up to 24" x 36" provide quick setup of sheet material
- Pneumatic Clamping Systems - pneumatic, shortstroke clamps that minimize setup times for redundant processes
- 5-Axis Capability - integrated trunnion-style rotary axis for multisided milling of aluminum (watch video)
- CleanCut Chip Removal - vacuum technology developed specifically for sheet material machining
- Automation - digital I/O allows for installation of 3rd party devices and full control through the machining program
LEARN MORE: View our High Speed Machining Showcase (at the bottom of the page).
High Speed Machining Centers - While all DATRON machines are capable of high speed machining, here are a few specific models that you may want to look at: M8Cube, M10 Pro and MLCube (see page bottom for reasons).
Do you have a high speed machining application?
Part of our sales process is to qualify our equipment for your application. We have a staff of product specialists and application engineers who can help to address your specific challenges.
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High Speed Machining Showcase (Sample Photos):