High speed machining centers by DATRON feature up to 60,000 RPM spindles and a large work area that can be equipped with an integrated vacuum table

High Speed Machining


High Speed Machining is a requirement for any application that calls for the use of small CNC cutters or micro tools. A general definition of micro tools is mills and drills with a diameter of 0.250" and under. These tools are used frequently because of the intricate milling required for increasingly small parts within industries like electronics and medical component manufacturing. High speed machining uses high RPM rates taking smaller stepover with significantly increased feed rates to minimize heat and tool breakage. Since about 60 % of the heat produce by the milling process is carried within the chip (swarf), high speed machining with efficient chip evacuation minimizes heat and delivers a cleaner cut. This is due to cooler tooling, lower machining forces and therefore less vibration. DATRON high speed machining centers can be equipped with the following:



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High Speed Machining Centers - While all DATRON machines are capable of high speed machining, here are a few specific models that you may want to look at: M8Cube, M10 Pro and MLCube (see page bottom for reasons).


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High Speed Machining Centers:
The M8Cube has a 40” x 32” x 9” work area with ample room for various workholding setups like pneumatic clamps, vacuum tables and even a trunnion-style 5-axis system. Precision-ground ball screws, linear guides and brushless direct drives provide superior accuracy in all axes. Optional XYZ probing recognizes irregular surfaces and compensate for them dynamically.

The M10 Pro is our fasted most accurate machine with linear scales for high position accuracy across the entire work envelope (ISO 230). With a 41" x 35" travel the M10 is capable of rapid rates up to 30 meters per minute. When the shortest cycle times or mirror finish surfaces are required, the M10 is the way to go. Plus, the liquid-chilled, 40,000 RPM spindle is exceptionally suited to rapid, high-volume material removal. The solid granite table adds rigidity for precision milling.

Now, if an extremely large work area is required, as is the case for milling large enclosures or batch milling a run of smaller ones, the MLCube is a large format milling machine that is ideally suited. The 60" x 40" travel of the MLCube can be equipped with a QuadraMate Vacuum Table to hold large sheet material up to 24" x 36". Aside from the large machining area, the specifications for the MLCube are similar to the M8Cube.