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

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.