Rapid Prototyping In-House Is Not A Pipedream
For many businesses, prototyping and part making seems out of reach because they have traditionally required specialized expertise, bulky and costly equipment, or both. Once you factor in the time and cost for training machinists, space for large equipment, and maintenance needs, you’re looking at a significant investment. Most companies end up out-sourcing or just skipping it altogether – even though they know that companies making their own prototypes or doing short-run production in-house have a distinct advantage over those who can’t. And that’s why DATRON created the neo.
If You Can Tap and Swipe, You’re 90% of the Way There
The DATRON neo was specifically designed and built to provide easy and affordable entry to high-speed milling. This Plug-and-Play system features the new DATRON next software, which gives you full control of 3-axis milling without requiring years of experience as a machinist. The ergonomic, frontal access to the work area allows for quick and safe setup of workpieces, while the touchscreen control pad lets you tap and swipe your way to fast and precise machining. All of this, and the DATRON neo actually fits through a standard door!
“There’s a film on the back of polycarbonate or lexan, and we can regularly machine completely through the 1/4 inch lexan and machine partway through the backside film. Absolutely awesome just on the capability, and the rigidity, and the accuracy of these machines.”
John Saunders – Owner, Saunders Machine Works
Watch the neo in Action
Want to prototype in-house and get to market faster? Imagine the look on your customer’s face when you hand them a finished part—sometimes on the same day they ordered it.
Eliminate Barriers to High-Quality, Speed, and Value
The DATRON neo provides high dynamics in machining aluminum, especially when a high surface finish is required. In industries with large and small batch production (like the electronics industry), bigger, conventional machines are only cost-effective when cranking out serial production parts in high-volume runs. The neo is an ideal complement to that equipment because it adds the flexibility to machine prototypes or short runs, leaving the larger machines to do what they do best.
|DATRON neo Specifications|
|Travel||20.5” x 16.5” x 9″ (X, Y, Z)|
|Spindle||40,000 RPM machining spindle|
|Feed||Up to 28 m/min (1,102 in/min)|
|Tool Changer||24 stations automatic tool changer|
|Control System||DATRON next w 24“ multi-touch operating terminal and keyboard|
|Working Area||500mm x 400mm x 175mm (19.5” x 15.5” x 6.5”)|
|Rotary axis||Optional 4th axis|
|Footprint||32” x 51” x 74” (W x L x H)|
|Weight||approx. 1,543 lbs. (700 kg)|