How It All Got Started – Company President Reflects

In 1984, upon graduating from University with a degree in Industrial Design, I  started working for the family business. We manufactured architectural signage and wayfinding systems for larger corporate offices and retail shopping malls. I was working on product development along with manufacturing practices used in production. In 1995, I was involved in a project …

Autodesk and DATRON a Winning Combination

At DATRON, we have great admiration for Autodesk’s policy on post processors. Here’s why. Where most CAM providers place the responsibility for post processor creation on the shoulders of their resellers, Autodesk support post processors directly. This benefits the end user because the cost is not passed on to them and they get the best …

Cornell AUV Team Improves Production Process with DATRON

DATRON’s mission is “To deliver complete solutions with a promise of quality and partnership that enriches the lives of our customers, employees, and the community around us.” For the last two years, that community aspect has included producing autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) parts for a Cornell University robotics team. The Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle …

The Forming of a Thermoforming Industry Leader.

Thermoforming mold for the automotive industry produced with an incredible surface finish on a DATRON M10 Pro high-speed machining center.

Hytech provides solutions for thermoforming, embossing and trimming thin film plastics. Their focus is primarily on thin film plastic parts requiring precise graphic registration. There are also non-graphic applications where the Hytech forming processes provide benefits over other traditional forming processes. Their patented technologies are utilized by OEMs in the Automotive, Appliance, Medical, Aerospace and …

DATRON Tools on Display at Expographiq

Over the past 30+ years Expographiq in Gatineau, Quebec Canada has designed and built cultural, corporate and branded experiences working with museums, marketing agencies, public institutions, government departments, exhibit and industrial designers, and charitable foundations across a wide spectrum of industries. Their custom displays are featured in many museums in Canada and the United States …

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a DATRON Milling Machine

When interviewing potential candidates to join our DATRON team, I am usually faced with a mix of common questions like: “Why did you start DATRON?”, “Who are your competitors?”, “Do you offer a 401K plan?” The one common question, that is somewhat challenging to answer is “Why would a company buy a DATRON?” This is …

DATRON Rocks Milling PVC Guitar Pickguard

Frank Xydias works in the Department of Engineering running Advanced Manufacturing and Computer Aided Design at Milford High School’s Applied Technology Center in Milford, NH. In this educational setting, the group often accepts “live jobs” acting like a job shop within the community. That was the case when they agreed to do a one-off part …

Maximize CNC Uptime with Help from DATRON Service

In the manufacturing world, when a CNC machine goes down it often means that operations have come to a standstill. This is frustrating and sometimes scary for business owners. So, who do you call when your DATRON machine goes down, or is making weird noises, or is no longer displaying the English language on the …

Machining Strategy for Single Flute End Mill

Machining strategy for the single flute end mill are detailed in this Blog.

This Blog on Machining Strategy is based on the Single Flute End Mill Webinar that I did with my brother Dann Demazure who is an Applications Project Manager here at DATRON. The video of that webinar is below, as is the part milled with the strategies detailed herein. The point of both the webinar and …