Are you machining complex parts?

Simplify and Speed Up Complex Part Making

Making Complex, Detailed Parts on Larger, Heavier Machining Centers Designed to Manufacture a Wide Range of Parts Can Be Challenging

VMC’s use large cutting tools and have excessive size and weight that just isn’t needed for smaller tooling. In addition, traditional VMC’s require expertise that can be difficult to find and costly to employ. So, what if you could make parts faster and easier with a specifically designed system built 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?

Revolutionize The Business of Complex Part Manufacturing

Whether you’re looking to bring production in-house or compliment your existing heavier VMC’s, there’s an easier way to make those more detailed and difficult jobs. Optimize your machining workflow for complex parts from start to finish by:

  • Setting up jobs in minutes
  • Milling parts faster with a 60,000 rpm spindle
  • Reducing—or eliminating—secondary operations

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

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Watch the M8Cube in Action

High speed precision spindles up to 60,000 rpm 0.6 kW to 3.0 kW

Rigid, low-vibration design for excellent surface quality

High accuracy with linear guidance system

The Benefits

Full Control of High-speed Machining at Your Fingertips

Machine parts faster

Reduce your cycle time on existing parts by 50 – 100%… or 4,000% (like one DATRON customer). It’s not all spindle speed either… your entire workflow will be faster.

Open new revenue streams

Make intricate or high-tolerance parts that you couldn’t before. Penetrate new markets. Introduce new or improved products.

Gain agility and react quicker

React quicker to changing needs. Say you’re running a part and an urgent unexpected job comes in. What do you do? Since M8Cube’s large bed has room for multiple workholding setups, you can take on the rush job, finish it, and go back to the original one without missing a beat.

The Results

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

— Paul Strippelhoff, President, Carbide Products (KY)

CNC Milling Technology for Your Success!

Touch-screen Interface
Aren’t pictures easier to identify than numbers or code? And easier means faster, right? That’s why M8Cube uses icons and graphics like a smartphone and eliminates numerical input. All you do is touch icons on the screen to load jobs or select tools. The CAM-Wizard walks you though 4 easy steps to finish a machined part. Easy is Faster!
Camera-assisted Setup
The quality of a machined part starts with precise setup of the workpiece, including establishing a zero point for orientation. M8Cube’s on-board camera virtually eliminates human error. When it shows your workpiece on the screen, just trace it with your finger, set the probing points, and let neo do the rest!
Large Work Area
Do almost anything with a large 40” x 32” bed. Position the workholding setups you use the most while keeping the flexibility to take them on and off whenever you want … without impacting repeatability. Conical inserts in the bed guarantee the position of your setups as you react to changing needs. (explained further on Workholding Accessories Page)
Up to 30-Station Tool Management
A graphic representation of the tool magazine gives at-a-glance stats on tool locations, types, diameters, and flute lengths. A filter function allows you to find a specific tool within seconds. The tool management stores all information on DATRON tools, eliminating time-consuming manual tool data entry.

High-Speed CNC Milling Industries & Applications

Industrial Manufacturing
High-quality machining with optional automation. Faster cycles!
Aerospace and Defense
Precision machining of panels, illuminated instrumentation and other small parts.
Consumer Electronics
Prototyping and short-runs of housings, enclosures and internal components.
Medical Devices
Fast production of medical parts with no degreasing required!
Job Shops
Increase your shop’s growth opportunities in new and highly-profitable markets with CNC machining.

M8Cube Specifications

Travel
40” x 32” X, Y travel
Machining Spindle
Up 60,000 RPM spindle
Feed
Up to 866”/min max feed rate
Tool Changer
Up to 45-station station automatic tool changer
Footprint
69” x 69” footprint

Discover How You Can Revolutionize Your Entire Workflow Today

DATRON machines dramatically reduce practically every aspect of your machining workflow. Download our FREE Workflow Optimization Map and learn how today.