Small-volume manufacturers and startups: Get Started!


“Good ideas don‘t always transform into real parts overnight, but with neo they‘re here in a fraction of the time.“

The DATRON neo provides high dynamics in machining aluminium – especially when a high surface finish is required. In industries with large and small batch production i.e. the electronics industry, bigger conventional machines are only cost effective when they are cranking out serial production parts in high-volume runs. DATRON neo is an ideal compliment to that equipment, because it adds the flexibility to machine prototypes or short runs of small parts, leaving those larger machines to do what they do best.

A further plus of the DATRON neo is its comprehensive capability to tackle a range of milling strategies without the need for post processing. From pocketing and chamfering to drilling and thread milling, DATRON neo gives you full control.

For this smartphone case (below), the DATRON neo equipped with a vacuum chuck met the following challenges: 

  • Dynamic milling of solid stock
  • Intricate detail and complex structures
  • Exceptional surface quality
  • Precise thin-walled geometries

Thin-walled areas (0.5 mm)

Exceptional surface quality

Engraving on curved surfaces

Intricate pins and bars

Project Details


142 mm x 70 mm x 9 mm
180 Minutes (both sides on a DATRON neo+)

Set-up and machining times

Very short set-up and machining times due to the perfect matching of Industrial technology, software, tools and milling strategy, everything from one single source: DATRON.