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Burkart Phelan Case Study

Milling Flute and Piccolo Parts from Precious Metals

Phelan wanted to bring modern manufacturing technology to flute making, and acquired a small, manual Wade screw machine for the company’s shop.

“When Burkart-Phelan was looking at a machine purchase, I gave DATRON a piece of silver to make a part with. The material cost $7 and the part took us 1 hour to make. The DATRON mill did the job in 2 minutes.”

The Industry

Musical Instruments

The Customer

Burkart-Phelan, located in Massachusetts, is a fully equipped machine shop, larger flute making area, and acoustically designed testing room allows their craftspeople to continue providing world-class instruments for today’s discerning musicians.

The Challenge
Bring Modern Technology to Music Machining

Burkart-Phelan recognized a need to bring modern milling technology into the production process for flutes and piccolos.

Recommended Products

520 x 420 x 220 mm (20 “ x 16.5 “ x 9 “) (XYZ)
Up to 40,000 RPM machining spindle
approx. 700 kg (1,543 lbs.)
Prototype intricate metal parts and small production runs in-house with the CNC system that fits through a standard doorway. Designed for precision prototyping in metal and perfect for a lab environment.
1,020 x 830 x 245 mm (40” x 33” x 10″) (X, Y, Z)
Up to 60,000 RPM machining spindle
approx. 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs.)
Machine parts faster and more efficiently with the high-speed M8Cube. With a working area of 30” x 40” and 60,000 RPM spindle, you are saving time and money.
1,520 mm x 1,150 mm x 245 mm (60” x 45” x 10”) (X, Y, Z)
Up to 60,000 RPM machining spindle
approx. 2,500 kg (5,512 lbs.)
In a world where adaptability and floor space are equally important, you shouldn’t have to choose one or the other. Ideal for milling long aluminum extrusions, sheet material, large parts or machine nested small parts.

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