Working for a CNC Company and with a University Makerspace?

Not even a year out of college, and I’m working for a CNC manufacturer and serve as an ambassador to a university makerspace??? Don’t get me wrong, I’m both grateful and happy about this, but sometimes “I think, how did I get here?” Since I just returned from a meeting with that makerspace, I decided that I’d …

Embossing Die Engraving Pros – DC Graphics, Inc.

Brass embossing die of a butterfly produced by DC graphics with a DATRON M8Cube.

DC Graphics, founded in 1994 by Kevin Brandon, is run today by Eugene Prohaske, President, and Cristine Brandon, Vice President, who have a long history in the engraving industry. Eugene is a passionate engraver who has over 30 years of experience in embossing die engraving for the packaging industry. He started at his father’s company, …

On the Rails with High-Speed Machining!

Haydon Kerk linear motion system with parts machined on a DATRON high-speed machining center.

Large Manufacturer Adds High-Speed Machining to Make Rails for Slide Assemblies. Haydon Kerk is an internal part of AMETEK’s Advanced Motion Solutions group focused on producing a full range of components and precision motion control systems. This includes linear actuators, lead screws and nuts, linear rails and guides, drives, motors and other components. The Kerk Products …

Be a Shark: Rowing & Milling at High Speed with MLCube!

Hudson Boat Works is a rowing racing shell manufacturer based in London, Ontario. Jack Coughlan and his brother-in-law, Hugh Hudson, founded the company in 1981. Hudson is an official boat manufacturer for the Canadian National Team and their boats have won 84 World and Olympic Medals since 1984. In March 2007, Hudson began production of …

A Camera Can Revolutionize Your Workpiece Setup

The camera and probe combination is the ideal way to streamline workpiece setup in CNC milling applications.

Workpiece setup has come a long way in the CNC world. Edge finders and wigglers were once commonplace in every machine shop, but nowadays, you’d be hard pressed to find any current-generation machinist using one. Touch probes have become the norm, be it an electronic Renishaw unit or a more basic Haimer dial indicator. But …

The Monoblock Cutting Tool for More Than Just Face Milling!

The Monoblock Cutting Tool from DATRON is multifunctional and can be used for face milling, roughing, finishing and contouring.

If you ask any DATRON application technician what their favorite cutting tool is, there’s a high probability that you’ll get this answer: The Monoblock Cutting Tool (aka. the Monoblock). In our world of high RPM spindles, the Monoblock cutting tool is King. Co-Developed with industry leaders Big-Kaiser, the Monoblock is a 20mm, double-flute, indexable insert …