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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.

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