CNC Workflow for DATRON neo High Speed Mill
CNC Workflow for DATRON neo
Once the CAM’d part or “G” code is done, simply load onto a flash drive or send to DATRON neo if networked.
Once loaded, DATRON neo will take the operator through the steps to run the part.
After loading the “G” code into the DATRON neo, the operator can pick the saved file to run.
Next, the operator can drag their finger across the screen and use the integrated camera system to locate the part for probing.
DATRON neo will automatically place probing points based on the operator’s drawing. These points can be easily moved as the operator sees fit.
Another option that the DATRON neo operator has, is to move the probe points individually and manually set the parameters to avoid any special features, all by touch.
Once the probe points are to the operators liking, they just hit go.
The next screen will bring the part into a simulation so the operator can see the tool paths they created and make sure the part is ready to run correctly.
The DATRON neo operator has options on how to view the part to ensure the correct machining file was chosen.
After the simulation, the DATRON neo is ready to execute the program.
Other options can be done on DATRON neo for quick and simple milling. Macros are pre-set on DATRON neo to run pockets, drilling, face milling, and contours. For quick prototyping, these operations can be done right on the machine without the need to CAM a part.
Chip disposal could not be easier. DATRON neo has a removable drawer. Here, clean dry aluminum chips can be vacuumed out. DATRON neo uses a Minimum Quantity Lubricant (MQL) system instead of a traditional flood coolant system.
With DATRON neo tools can be hand loaded into the machine very easily.
After the tool is placed, the operator can simply tell DATRON neo which space and tool were used.
DATRON neo can accommodate two vacuum tables and each can be operated independently. Also, DATRON can provide a sacrificial card that is air-permeable. This allows for parts to be cookie cut without milling into the table.
DATRON neo has vacuum port controls at the front of the machine to easily turn the vacuum tables on and off. This type of workholding is a great option for flat parts. When using the vacuum table, parts do not need to be perfectly aligned because you can use the probe to locate parts and their rotation will be compensated for automatically.
High-Speed CNC machining is more than 60,000 RPM spindle-speed. When you’re making small or complex parts, you need speed and precision at every stage. DATRON AG engineers didn’t just invent a faster, more precise CNC machine. They re-interpreted and optimized your entire machining workflow from start to finish.
About the Author
Kevin Flanagan is a Regional Sales Manager representing DATRON on the west coast. He has consulted some of Silicon Valley’s most renowned manufacturers on the implementation of custom-configured production solutions that have successfully met their specific needs and manufacturing challenges.