Part marking including engraving and milling with DATRON high speed CNC machining centers featuring 60,000 RPM spindles

Part Marking Engraving Parts Identification Marks


Part marking for parts identification is becoming more and more common and even more regulated than ever before. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the firearms industry where the ATF mandates strict part marking regulations including the actual depth of the part marking for efficient and permanent part identification. The government is requiring more parts to be marked with UID codes for part identification purposes. This often requires the engraving or milling of steel, aluminum, plastics and composite materials. DATRON high speed CNC milling and engraving machines are highly effective when used in a part marking or engraving capacity. This is due to a high speed spindle (up to 60,000 RPM) which delivers both superior quality and reduced part marking cycle times. Here are some other unique DATRON features:



LEARN MORE: View our Part Marking Parts Identification Showcase (at the bottom of the page).


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Part Marking Machining Centers - While all DATRON machines are capable of engraving or milling parts identification, 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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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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Parts Marking Showcase (Sample Photos):

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Parts Identification Machining Centers:
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 with batch milling for part marking, 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.