Milling aluminum extrusions and profiles with DATRON CNC machining center featuring a 60,000 RPM spindle.

Milling Extrusions and Profiles


Aluminum extrusions and profiles are often quite long. So, milling them requires a machining center with an ample work area. DATRON high speed milling machines accommodate extrusions a several ways. First, they feature large machining beds with up to 64" x 99" of travel in X and Y. Additionally, models like the MV 1500 allow for vertical clamping at the front of the machine to fixture very tall work pieces. A rotary axis can be mounted in this area for multi-sided milling of aluminum extrusions. Plus, all of our machines have high speed spindles (up to 60,000 RPM) which are ideal for efficient milling of aluminum. DATRON high speed machining centers can be equipped with the following:



LEARN MORE: View our Aluminum Extrusion Milling Showcase (at the bottom of the page).



Extrusion Milling Machines - While all DATRON machines are capable of Milling aluminum extrusions and profiles, here are a few specific models that you may want to look at: M8Cube, M10 Pro and MLCube (see page bottom for reasons).


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Extrusion Milling Showcase (Sample Photos):

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Extrusion Milling Machiness:
The M8Cube has a 40” x 32” x 9” work area with ample room for various workholding setups like pneumatic clamps, vacuum tables and even a trunnion-style 5-axis system. Precision-ground ball screws, linear guides and brushless direct drives provide superior accuracy in all axes. Optional XYZ probing recognizes irregular surfaces and compensate for them dynamically.

The M10 Pro is our fasted most accurate machine with linear scales for high position accuracy across the entire work envelope (ISO 230). With a 41" x 35" travel the M10 is capable of rapid rates up to 30 meters per minute. When the shortest cycle times or mirror finish surfaces are required, the M10 is the way to go. Plus, the liquid-chilled, 40,000 RPM spindle is exceptionally suited to rapid, high-volume material removal. The solid granite table adds rigidity for precision milling.

Now, if an extremely large work area is required, as is the case for milling long aluminum extrusions and profiles, the MLCube is a large format milling machine that is ideally suited. The 60" x 40" travel of the MLCube can be equipped with a QuadraMate Vacuum Table to hold large sheet material up to 24" x 36". Aside from the large machining area, the specifications for the MLCube are similar to the M8Cube.