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DATRON M8Cube

Modernize Your Approach To Complex Part Manufacturing

Simplify and Speed Up Complex Part Making

Machining complex, detailed parts on large, heavy machining centers that were designed to manufacture a wide range of parts can be challenging.

VMCs use large cutting tools and have excessive size and weight that just isn’t needed for smaller tooling. In addition, traditional VMCs require expertise that can be difficult to find and costly to employ. But what if you could make parts faster and easier with a system that was specifically designed for machining complex parts? What if you could reduce your entire part-making workflow exponentially? And what if it was so easy to use, nearly anyone could run it?

Whether you’re looking to bring production in-house or complement your existing heavier VMCs, there’s an easier way to make those more detailed and difficult jobs. The DATRON M8Cube will help you optimize your machining workflow for complex parts by ensuring you can effortlessly set up jobs in minutes and reduce (or even eliminate) secondary operations.

Very Efficient

Running multiple parts on a sheet was completely new to us. This gives you the ability to keep the number of tool changes down over a 200-piece run. Reducing the tool changes has a huge impact on cycle time, and is a big difference between the DATRON and our VMC’s.

Paul Strippelhoff – President, Carbide Products

Watch the M8Cube in Action

From large parts to nested smaller parts, the compact DATRON M8Cube is designed and built for complex and precision part machining.

  • High accuracy with linear guidance system.
  • Rigid, low-vibration design for excellent surface quality.
  • High-speed precision spindles up to 60,000 rpm 0.6 kW to 3.0 kW.

Are You Machining Complex Parts?

The DATRON M8Cube is a high-performance HSC milling machine that is versatile and extraordinarily efficient for a reasonable price. It features a large work area with a small footprint, an ergonomic working environment, and a low operating cost. The M8Cube is the top choice for efficiently machining housings, profiles, and panels made of aluminum and other non-ferrous metals or composites.

  • Machine Parts Faster – Reduce your cycle time on existing parts by 50 – 100%, or more. It’s not all spindle speed either, your entire workflow will be faster.
  • New Revenue Streams – Make intricate or high tolerance parts that you couldn’t before. Penetrate new markets and introduce new or improved products.
  • Increase Agility – React quicker to changing needs. Say you’re running a part and an urgent job comes in. The M8Cube’s large bed has room for multiple work holding setups, so you can take on the rush job, finish it, and go back to the original one without missing a beat.

DATRON M8Cube Specifications

NameDetail
Travel1,020 x 830 x 245 mm (40” x 33” x 10″) (X, Y, Z)
SpindleUp to 60,000 RPM machining spindle
FeedUp to 22 m/min (866 in/min)
Tool ChangerUp to 30 stations automatic tool changer / Up to 143 stations external
Control SystemDATRON next or DATRON HSC pro
Working Area1,000 x 700 x 200mm (39” x 27.5” x 7.5”)
Rotary axisOptional 4th axis and 5th axis
Footprint1,740 x 1,740 x 1,950 mm (69” x 69” x 77”) (W x D x H)
Weightapprox. 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs.)

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DATRON Dynamics Is Your DATRON Partner in North America

Our DATRON experts help many customers bring manufacturing in-house. Reach out to our team to see which machine and accessories are the right fit for your parts.