Machining Engineered Plastics and Composites for Electronics

In the 1960’s and ‘70’s Bill Devine, did tours of duty both in Vietnam and working at Excellon selling equipment to printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers. In 1978, he set out on his own and founded QC Drilling, Inc. (now called QC Precision Machining) in Alston, MA to provide subcontracted drilling and routing services to …

Machining Custom Aluminum Panels

DataPro International Inc. is a leading supplier of panel-mount connectivity solutions ranging from panel-mount cables and couplers to customized wallplates, panels, rugged cases and enclosures. With over a decade of industry experience milling and engraving custom aluminum panels, DataPro can confidently say that DATRON is the right machine for the job. DataPro’s popular Online Plate Designer allows …

Aerospace Instruments Made from Military-Grade Material

Aero-Tec Industries, based in Seminole, OK, manufactures aerospace instruments including a wide variety of internally illuminated control panels for usage in fixed wing, rotary wing and simulator applications. A large percentage of these are manufactured to be compatible with night vision goggles. Special lamp filtration and paints are required for this. In 2005, Aero-Tec President, …

Making Molds for Pharmaceutical Packaging

Kansas City Design (Lambertville, NJ) is not a typical mold shop: it is a one-of-a-kind engineering studio that specializes in prototyping and production tooling. Owner William Arnold began his career doing conceptual work in pharmaceutical packaging and parlayed this expertise into starting his own company in 1997—specializing in the design, development, engineering, and creation of …

The Story Behind Our Most Popular Video Ever.

DATRON is known first for making award-winning high-speed milling machines. We are also known for producing high-quality machining videos. Ironically, the video that has garnered more than 50% of our YouTube watch time was not produced by DATRON, but instead by DATRON customer DataPro International. Here’s their story. DataPro International Inc. is a leading supplier …

Robotics Team World Champions Thank DATRON

After falling to 64th place out of 67 teams in their division, The Iron Panthers (The Burlingame Robotics Team) was slightly discouraged, but they were able to make a glorious comeback, ending in 21st place in the Newton Division competition. Hard-Fought Battle of Robotics Competition World Champions They were then selected by their division’s first …

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 …