• 09/13/2016

    DATRON @ Work 4.0: Innovative Teams = Smart Products

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    Innovativeness is a team effort. DATRON AG relies on sustainability for this purpose.

    Industry 4.0. or Digital Transformation at the Workplace are keywords of our era. Concrete implementation is seldom experienced as close as by our DATRON team, where the workplace of the future is already a reality and is constantly an important driver for the market introduction of new generations of machines. A red-hot example: the 3-axis high-speed milling machine DATRON neo, the latest rock star among DATRON’s milling machines. In mid-July, even before its official world première at the AMB industrial trade exhibition (13th to 17th September in Stuttgart), went live with the website of this future-oriented pioneering compact solution for prototyping and small series production, and since then receives enthusiastic feedback from partners and customers. DATRON neo allows a new, simple way of working in a highly complex technological world. Thanks to the easy to understand Plug & Play operating concept, this revolutionary machine offers newcomers to milling the by far easiest entry into CNC milling ever. The operation similar to a smartphone via swipe gestures, allows the user to navigate easily through the milling program of the machine and makes milling nearly as simple as 3D printing: fully-immersed in the world of digitization and increased networking. Our customers and partners should have fun with their daily work. Our DATRON products assist them with a future-oriented operating comfort and an attractive design.

    The foundation for innovative products which delight partners and customers in their daily work, is a motivated team of professionals in a future-oriented work environment. Therefore, mobile and flexible forms of work are deemed a business and competitive advantage by DATRON. We attach great importance to the fact that most of our employees feel good and protected. Hence we promote new forms of work, maintain a flat hierarchy and a relaxed and homely work atmosphere. With offers such as home office, flexible working time models and the integration of modern means of communication (for example Skype for Business) into the daily workday, we create for our employees an environment in which they can work creatively, allowing the emergence of revolutionary products like the DATRON neo. We are constantly looking for new colleagues to develop our innovative production technologies.

  • 09/13/2016

    DATRON AG Receives Red Dot Award for Control Software

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    DATRON next receives the prestigious Red Dot Award in the category Communication Design for the first time

    The future of manufacturing technology and thus the future of work are among the key aspects of DATRON’s product development. Functional design but in particular measurable customer benefits were a priority in the conception of the new DATRON control software DATRON next.  This resulted in DATRON AG recently being awarded the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, thus receiving a prize in the Category User Interface Design for the first time.

    In a highly complex technology world, DATRON next, the control software of the brand new and revolutionary 3-axis milling machine DATRON neo, stands out particularly through its easy to understand operating concept. DATRON next convinced the international Red Dot jury members owing to its ultimate user-friendliness and high design quality for which the DATRON in-house design department is responsible. In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, DATRON AG sets new standards in the field of tool machines with DATRON neo and DATRON next.

    Based on the Plug & Play principle, even less experienced operators and HSC beginners can control the 3-axis milling machine DATRON neo right away using the easily understandable DATRON next software. The user interface is intuitive for the user due to its control style via swipe gestures similar to a smartphone and the software interface in tile design. Using wizards and an integrated camera, the machine operator is led through the milling program in just a few steps and aided by self-explanatory icons and realistic tools and components shown in 3D for fast identification of various machine functions.

    Gregor Leinfelder (28), Head of Product Management at DATRON, considers the first Red Dot Communication Award as the first confirmation of a highly successful R&D approach: “In developing the new DATRON next control software, we have taken into account the change of generation among operators. In particular, the combination of smartphone-like use via a multi-touch display and the interior camera offer newcomers to milling the hitherto easiest entry into CNC-milling.”

    DATRON AG could already rejoice in July over its fourth Red Dot Industrial Design Award, received this year for its revolutionary 3-axis milling machine. The Communication Design Award for DATRON next is thus the fifth Red Dot award received by DATRON AG due to the work of the in-house design team led by Frank Wesp (40).

  • 09/12/2016

    DATRON Uses Smartphone Approach for New Milling Machine - "Smart Milling"

    In addition to highest production quality and maximum added value DATRON AG presents new compact milling machine and makes milling easier than ever before

    From 13 through 17 September visitors to this year's AMB can experience the immediate future of manufacturing technology live with chips flying at the DATRON booth (Hall 7, Stand A52). In addition to targeted developments of best DATRON technologies for high-speed milling in particular aluminum, plastics, composites and other high-tech materials, the mechanical engineering specialist from Mühltal near Darmstadt showcases for the first time its ultra- compact new product DATRON neo with a revolutionary control.

    As a fully equipped HSC milling machine DATRON neo convinces amongst other things with its ultra-compact size (B 80 cm x D 130 cm x H 190 cm, 700 kg), which fits through a standard door. The all-rounder for manufacturing individual parts and small quantities allows a focused machining of particularly aluminum, nonferrous metals, wood, plastics and composites. With its high-frequency 2 kW spindle the Red Dot Award-winning product innovation achieves with small tools excellent surfaces and filigree engraving details, and due to its ability to machine diverse materials is also a very flexible complementary machine in conventional production environments.

    Based on the plug & play principle even less experienced operators and HSC beginners can immediately control the 3-axis DATRON neo milling machine by means of the brand new and easy to understand DATRON next software. Operation with swipe gestures makes milling almost as easy as using your smartphone. Assistant functionalities and an integrated camera, guide the machinist with few steps through the milling program, supporting with self-explanatory icons and realistic 3D tool illustrations and components help quickly identify various functions. The absolute highlight of the machine is the combination of the camera in the interior with the sensitive multi-touch display. The user sets up a workpiece with swipe gestures, so a time-consuming manual entry of complex numerical data is obsolete. The milling operation is illustrated in a 3D simulation to allow corrections before the actual milling process. After super quick setup of the part, the user can rely on the proven high-speed DATRON milling quality.

    Highest manufacturing quality with maximum economy

    DATRON milling machines are characterized by a high machine rigidity, which is considered an important aspect of the high-speed machining. The rigid, vibration-resistant construction of DATRON’s very compact gantry machines ensures excellent surface quality during the milling process and therefore accurate results. At AMB 2016, visitors can experience the large-scale, high-precision milling machine DATRON MLCube LS in economic panel processing live with chips flying. It is suitable for the production of front panels and enclosures made of aluminum. At AMB the MLCube LS, which is DATRON typical in spite of the relatively large working space (travel 1,520 mm x 1,150 mm x 245 mm), a relatively small footprint (2,410 mm x 2,280 mm x 1,950 mm) required, milling a complex workpiece from the aerospace industry. The innovative milling technology of the DATRON M8Cube was developed for machining high-tech materials and has become indispensable in many industries and applications. At AMB Stuttgart visitors of the DATRON booth can experience the dynamic production of highly precise microwave antennas with a filigree cutter geometry. Both DATRON machine solutions provide users with inexpensive multiple added value: the highest quality with minimal processing time within the smallest space.

    The strife of DATRON AG to continuously provide highest quality in short production times, is reflected in the brandnew 4-in-1 single flute end mill. The balanced, wiper flat and twice polished tool is shown in addition to a selection of other innovative products from the tool portfolio and accessories. Trade visitors of AMB cab experience that the 4-in-1 single flute end mill is largely distinguished by higher deliveries and feed rates, whereby the user can save valuable working time and enjoy lower production costs. The multi talent makes itself thus indispensable for an economic production.

  • 08/01/2016

    See DATRON neo Live at IMTS Booth #N-6021

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    Booth #-N-6021, IMTS 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, September 12-17, 2016 – DATRON Dynamics Inc. will be showing the DATRON neo compact, high-speed milling machine at IMTS this year. This will be the first time that this revolutionary new machine will be demonstrated in the North American market.

    Designed from the ground up to deliver a productive, in-office machining solution that improves and accelerates today’s engineering workflow, the DATRON neo offers simple, clean operation, and easy post-processing. Providing the highest performance in its class, the affordable-yet-powerful neo enables design professionals to create precision models, prototypes and three-dimensional metal parts without leaving the workplace.

    With its intuitive operation terminal featuring DATRON’s own “next” software, this compact milling machine appeals to machining beginners. The neo combines an interior camera and a multi-function touch screen interface for intuitive operation. The neo’s integrated camera and 3D touch probe is designed to eliminate the time-consuming task of setting up jobs by using automatic recognition of the workpiece location which is drawn by the operator directly onto the touch screen. The interface quickly guides users through the milling process much like a smartphone or tablet app. Beginners benefit from the simple user interface and graphics. “The DATRON neo’s compact design and friendly interface resemble that of a 3D printer” says Robert Murphy, Vice President of DATRON Dynamics, Inc. The ergonomic design of the machine allows operators to load a workpiece from a position above the machining table while the height and angle of the workpiece is automatically setup at the operating terminal. The clean design and innovative enclosure give the operator a perfect view of and easy access to the machining area, which is quite ample in relation to the machine’s very small footprint. In fact, the machine fits through a standard doorway and can be easily installed within a few hours.

    Ideal for rapid tooling, design communication, and short-run manufacturing the DATRON neo is capable of milling a variety of materials up to 20” x 16.5” x 9” in size with its robust 40,000 RPM spindle and 24 station automatic tool changer.

    “The DATRON neo brings easy-to-use, professional quality high-speed milling capabilities into any workspace, at an exceptional price” said Bill King, President of DATRON Dynamics. “We are thrilled to offer this powerful new product to help our wide range of customers innovate faster and mill perfect quality parts.”

    Just before the official market launch this industrial milling solution received the red dot industrial design award 2016. The DATRON neo machining system will be demonstrated live at IMTS Booth N-6021, September 12-17, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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  • 07/21/2016

    DATRON neo Receives Red Dot Design Award

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    Smart milling – DATRON distinguished with the internationally acclaimed Red Dot Industrial Design Award 2016 for its revolutionary DATRON neo milling machine

    The DATRON AG, a medium-sized mechanical engineering company from Germany, receives a Red Dot Design Award for the revolutionary 3-axis milling machine DATRON neo. The new product is the fourth DATRON machine that is awarded the coveted design trophy.

    For the pioneering CNC milling machine DATRON neo DATRON AG once again received one of the prestigious Red Dot Design Awards in the industrial design category. The all-rounder machine for short run production and for prototyping convinced the international jury. The latest DATRON product innovation thus is in great  of high-speed cutting CNC milling machine M8 Cube, which in 2013 received the Red Dot Award, as well as the high-precision dental milling machine D5 and compact desktop machine D1, which received the renowned seals of approval in 2010 respectively 2015.

    Frank Wesp, designer of the new milling machine DATRON neo, is pleased about the fourth Red Dot Award: "We want our customers to enjoy their work. Our products are supposed to assist them. That's why we focus in particular on aesthetic and ergonomic aspects in the development. With the easy to understand operating concept of the DATRON neo we want to reach new markets and allow beginners a particularly easy access to CNC milling. The new, ultra-compact DATRON neo milling machine provides our customers the customary DATRON quality with trend-setting ease of use and attractive design – smart milling.”

    Since 1955, the award is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is considered one of the most recognized design competitions worldwide. 41 international design experts from different fields assess criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility in the strict evaluation of the submitted products. Among the record number of 5,200 submitted innovations, DATRON neo is one of those products that have been awarded the coveted design seal due to their high quality of design and the degree of innovation.

    Experience the revolutionary DATRON neo at the AMB 2016 in Hall 7, booth A52. Our DATRON experts are looking forward to introducing you to this rock star among the compact milling machines.

  • 07/18/2016

    DATRON neo: Simply plug and mill.

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    The new, ultra-compact high-speed milling machine DATRON neo (H 188 cm x W 80 cm x D 130 cm, 700 kg) turns out to be a true all-rounder for small batch production and prototyping. Due to its dynamics, it provides a high surface quality, intricate engraving when using small tools, and is ideal for a wide range of applications and millable materials. This makes DATRON neo a flexible machining solution for both conventional production environments and rapid prototyping labs.

    While the ease-of-use makes DATRON neo a logical choice for easy entry into CNC and high-speed cutting (HSC) technology, advancements in its control software, DATRON next, distinguishes it as revolutionary. Based on the Plug-and-Play approach even inexperienced machinists get to easily control the 3-axis CNC milling machine due to its user-friendly software concept. Similar to using a smartphone with swiping gestures, the milling process becomes nearly as simple as 3D printing. Assistant functionalities and an integrated camera help the user to successfully start the milling process in just a few steps.

    Self-explanatory icons and realistic 3D illustrations of tools and components facilitate quick identification of various functions and provide a positive user experience. The premiere advancement of DATRON neo technology is the combination of a camera in the working area controlled by a sensitive multi-touch display. This allows the user to easily locate and setup the work piece with swiping gestures which prevents the time-consuming manual entry of complex numerical data. In addition, the operator is given the opportunity to simulate the milling process in 3D in advance and can adjust details before actually milling. After super quick setup of the part, the user can rely on the proven high-speed DATRON milling quality.

    Visually, the DATRON neo is also vanguard. Just before the official market launch the industrial milling solution received the red dot industrial design award 2016. With its straightforward and timeless design, this future-oriented, 3-axis milling machine offers ergonomic accessibility and was especially engineered to machine aluminum, nonferrous metals, wood, engineered plastics and composites. This fully equipped HSC milling machine fits through any standard door and therefore is ideally suited as an extremely space-saving manufacturing system in small run production and prototyping environments.

    Experience the revolutionary DATRON neo at the AMB 2016 in Hall 7, booth A52. Our DATRON experts are looking forward to introducing you to this rock star among the compact milling machines.

    About DATRON AG:

    DATRON AG develops, produces and sells innovative CNC milling machines for the processing of future-oriented materials such as aluminum and composite materials, dental milling machines for the efficient processing of all common dental materials in dental laboratories, high-speed milling tools and high-performance dispensing machines for industrial sealing and bonding applications. With the help of latest technology, backed by numerous patents and the integration into a comprehensive service package, DATRON offers unique solutions.

    DATRON machines are characterized by a high quality and efficiency at very low power consumption. DATRON systems, among others, are used in electrical engineering, metal, plastic and automotive industries, aviation and in dental technology. Over 2,000 machines customers, domestic and foreign, trust in the proven DATRON technology.

    DATRON has been on a profitable growth path for years. Thus, sales of around EUR 42.6 million were achieved with more than 25 sales partner worldwide in 2015. Currently, DATRON employs around 240 People. The company has received many awards during recent years. The consulting firm Munich Strategy Group (MSG) ranks DATRON among the most innovative SMEs in Germany (DATRON achieved position 30), published in an independent study at the end of 2015, and further ranked DATRON as a TOP 100 company. Most recently DATRON AG received the "Customer Champion 2016" award at the end of April and the RedDot Industrial Design Award 2016 for the brand new industrial CNC milling machine DATRON neo.

  • 07/14/2016

    DATRON Dynamics Offers neo "Sneak Peek" at TechDay West

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    DATRON Dynamics is offering a "Sneak Peek" of the revolutionary new DATRON neo at their TechDay event on July 29th.

    If you haven’t attended this event in the past you shouldn‘t miss this one — the all new DATRON neo will be demonstrated in North America for the first time!

    Come see what else DATRON will be demonstrating and "unveiling“ at our next Technology Day. See the latest advancements in high-speed machining, prototyping and production milling technology, and other leading industry solutions.

    • Machining up to 40,000 RPM spindle speeds
    • Aerospace & Electronics parts
    • High-speed 3D Contouring
    • DATRON’s Unique & Intergrated Work-holding Solutions
    • Evaporative Coolant System — say good-bye to oil
    • Presentation by Chris Hopkins on the BRAND NEW The workshop will include: flood coolants when milling aluminum! revolutionary milling technology coming to North America.

     

    DATRON Dynamics West
    6255 Southfront Road
    Livermore, CA 94551

    Friday, July 29th 10am- 3:00pm
    (Lunch will be provided)

    Reserve your spot NOW!

    RSVP Online by July 22nd!
    www.datron.com/tech-day-west
    (Space is limited - there is no cost to attend)

  • 07/14/2016

    Introducing DATRON neo Compact, High-Speed Milling Machine

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    Milford, NH, July 14th, 2016 – DATRON Dynamics Inc. announced today the immediate commercial availability of the DATRON neo compact CNC milling machine – the latest addition to the company’s line of precision high-speed machining systems.

    Designed from the ground up to deliver a productive, in-office machining solution that improves and accelerates today’s engineering workflow, the DATRON neo offers simple, clean operation, and easy post-processing. Providing the highest performance in its class, the affordable-yet-powerful neo enables design professionals to create precision models, prototypes and three-dimensional metal parts without leaving the workplace.

    With its intuitive operation terminal featuring DATRON’s own “next” software, this compact milling machine appeals to machining beginners. The neo combines an interior camera and a multi-function touch screen interface for intuitive operation. The neo’s integrated camera and 3D touch probe is designed to eliminate the time-consuming task of setting up jobs by using automatic recognition of the workpiece location which is drawn by the operator directly onto the touch screen. The interface quickly guides users through the milling process much like a smartphone or tablet app. Beginners benefit from the simple user interface and graphics. “The DATRON neo’s compact design and friendly interface resemble that of a 3D printer” says Robert Murphy, Vice President of DATRON Dynamics, Inc. “The ergonomic design of the machine allows operators to load a workpiece from a position above the machining table while the height and angle of the workpiece is automatically setup at the operating terminal. The clean design and innovative enclosure give the operator a perfect view of and easy access to the machining area, which is quite ample in relation to the machine’s very small footprint. In fact, the machine fits through a standard doorway and can be easily installed within a few hours.

    Ideal for rapid tooling, design communication, and short-run manufacturing the DATRON neo is capable of milling a variety of materials up to 20” x 16.5” x 9” in size with its robust 40,000 RPM spindle and 24 station automatic tool changer.

    “The DATRON neo brings easy-to-use, professional quality high-speed milling capabilities into any workspace, at an exceptional price” said Bill King, President of DATRON Dynamics. “We are thrilled to offer this powerful new product to help our wide range of customers innovate faster and mill perfect quality parts.”

    Just before the official market launch this industrial milling solution received the red dot industrial design award 2016. The DATRON neo machining system will be demonstrated live at IMTS Booth N-6021, September 12-17, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

  • 07/14/2016

    Smart Milling. DATRON Revolutionizes CNC Machining.

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    DATRON AG launches product website and presents new compact milling machine DATRON neo before official world premieres.

    DATRON AG today launched a special website for its brand new compact 3-axis milling machine DATRON neo. DATRON offers information on the inexpensive milling wonder before its official premieres at IMTS in Chicago and at AMB in Stuttgart, Germany, later this year. On the product website www.datron-neo.com visitors have the opportunity to experience DATRON neo’s innovative machine concept that among other highlights offers an intuitive touch operation, similar to a smartphone. The overall smart approach is also expressed through the easy navigation of the website. Applications, technical data, highlights, as well as accessories and services allow an easy overview of the compact solution’s capabilities, especially engineered for prototyping and short run production.

    With the new DATRON neo access to high-speed milling is made particularly easy. Based on the Plug & Play principle, users can control the 3-axis CNC milling machine with the new DATRON next software even without years of expertise. The ergonomic, frontal access to the workspace enables easy and safe setup of workpieces and facilitates rapid and precise machining. In addition, the fully equipped milling machine fits through any standard door and is extraordinarily space-saving (minimal footprint of approximately 1m2).

    DATRON neo was specifically designed and purpose-built to give you an easy access to high-speed milling. Interested? Then experience the revolutionary DATRON neo in one of the three DATRON technology centers in Germany or at the AMB 2016 (Hall 7, A52). Our DATRON experts are looking forward to introducing you live to this rock star among conventional compact milling machines.  


    About DATRON AG

    DATRON AG develops, produces and sells innovative CNC milling machines for the processing of future-oriented materials such as aluminum and composite materials, dental milling machines for the efficient processing of all common dental materials in dental laboratories, high-speed milling tools and high-performance dispensing machines for industrial sealing and bonding applications. With the help of latest technology, backed by numerous patents and the integration into a comprehensive service package, DATRON offers unique solutions. DATRON machines are characterized by a high quality and efficiency at very low power consumption. DATRON systems, among others, are used in electrical engineering, metal, plastic and automotive industries, aviation and in dental technology. Over 2,000 machines customers, domestic and foreign, trust in the proven DATRON technology.

    DATRON has been on a profitable growth path for years. Thus, sales of around EUR 42.6 million were achieved with more than 25 sales partner worldwide in 2015. Currently, DATRON employs around 240 People. The company has received many awards during recent years. The consulting firm Munich Strategy Group (MSG) ranks DATRON among the most innovative SMEs in Germany (DATRON achieved position 30), published in an independent study at the end of 2015, and further ranked DATRON as a TOP 100 company. Most recently DATRON AG received the "Customer Champion 2016" award at the end of April.