American Machinist

Take a macro approach to micromachining.(Machine of the Month)

ACCORDING TO DATRON PRESIDENT Dr. Walter Schnecker, the M35 Aluminator delivers ultra-high speed machining via a 60,000 rpm spindle with incomparable value for tooling applications up to 0.25-in. O.D. on aluminum and other non-ferrous materials. For example, a large bed size, special workholding accessories, and oil-free coolant help Datron Dynamics' M35 Aluminator high-speed machining center generate short cycle times, few secondary operations, and clean and accurate burr-free parts.

The M35's stable, bridge-style design, steel construction, and polymer-concrete bed maintain precise cutting accuracies with repeatability of [+ or -] 0.0004 in. and resolution of [+ or -] 0.00006 in. …

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