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It Can Be Difficult to Find Experienced Machinists

When you do find one, they’re either over-worked and too busy—or work is slow and you’re stuck looking for ways to keep them occupied. In today’s constantly changing environment, you need the flexibility and agility to have nearly ANYONE setup & operate your CNC equipment.

Do you find yourself wondering why a machine control has to be so complicated? Why can’t a CNC control be as intuitive and easy-to-use as a smartphone? Imagine that your new—or existing—team can learn to run your machine in just a few hours—with no prior machining experience.

To help you meet the needs of today’s market conditions, we’ve developed a fresh approach and new award-winning interface. Welcome to the factory of the future.

Our next software will help you simplify your workflow through:

  • Augmented reality that puts you in the “driver’s seat”
  • Built in cameras and probes to locate parts fast and visually
  • A touchscreen control with intuitive graphical icons and images
  • Familiar gestures such as dragging, swiping and pinching—no keyboard required
  • Customizable app-driven features tailored to your unique workflow

From high-volume to prototyping, and from the experienced machinist to the new guy on the floor, the next control is the new generation of machine interface. next is easy to learn, walks you through each setup process, and is flexible enough to meet your company’s changing needs.

For several decades, DATRON has been working with companies just like yours to streamline their process with innovative technology. Every aspect of our equipment is purpose-build to make parts better, faster and smarter than ever before.

“We had 3 days of training here at our facility and that’s really all it took, a couple days and we were ready to go. It was pretty mind blowing to have the machine land and the next day we were cutting parts.”

— Cam Fisher, Mechanical Engineer, Hudson Boat Works (ON)

Streamlined 4 Step Process to Set-up Parts

Step 1: Select and Load Component

With the DATRON next program management system, you load the milling program provided by your CAM system via a network or a USB device. The DATRON next program management system visualizes the data of each existing component, allowing you to quickly select and load a component.

Step 2: Manage Tool Set-Up

With the DATRON next tool management functionality everything related tools is handled. The system gives you detailed information about the specific tool type, the diameter, the flute length and where the tool is located. The DATRON next 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.

Step 3: Workpiece Setup with Camera

The correct setup of the workpiece, including establishing a zero point for orientation in the machining area, is one of the basic requirements for excellent machining results. DATRON next supports your setup by combining finger gestures with an interior camera and a 3D probe. Even without any previous milling experience, you can intuitively set up your workpiece perfectly. In addition, classic, figure-based measurement cycles are available, that are easy to operate using intuitive graphics.

Step 4: Visualize Workpiece in 3D

By means of the DATRON next simulation, the paths of the milling process can be calculated, taking into account the tools that are already assigned in the machine. Finally, the workpiece is visualized in 3D. You can now preview the entire machining process in the simulation and check in advance whether the desired milling result is achieved. You can zoom, rotate and push the virtual workpiece around with your fingertips at will.

The Results

“I am not a machinist, I’m a CAD person and the DATRON has gone into my workflow flawlessly. I’m learning machining and it’s been such an easy transition. What I love so much about this machine is how versatile it is and how simple it is. The DATRON has grown our capacity tremendously, because of how fast it is I’m able to complete projects significantly faster than I was before.”

— Marc Fournier, Design Engineer, R&D Manufacturing, Inc.

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The Value You Get

Faster Machining and a Shorter Workflow at Your Fingertips

You’ll see an immediate improvement in the quality of your parts and the amount of time it takes to make them. Integration into your process is seamless because DATRON works with the leading CAD/CAM software packages and the learning curve with the DATRON next interface is extremely short. So, ROI is achieved quickly, and full control of prototyping is at your fingertips.

Discover How You Can Revolutionize Your Entire Workflow Today

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