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.
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.
From large parts to nested smaller parts, the compact DATRON M8Cube is designed and built for complex and precision part machining.
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.
|Travel||1,020 x 830 x 245 mm (40” x 33” x 10″) (X, Y, Z)|
|Spindle||Up to 60,000 RPM machining spindle|
|Feed||Up to 22 m/min (866 in/min)|
|Tool Changer||Up to 30 stations automatic tool changer / Up to 143 stations external|
|Control System||DATRON next or DATRON HSC pro|
|Working Area||1,000 x 700 x 200mm (39” x 27.5” x 7.5”)|
|Rotary axis||Optional 4th axis and 5th axis|
|Footprint||1,740 x 1,740 x 1,950 mm (69” x 69” x 77”) (W x D x H)|
|Weight||approx. 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs.)|
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.