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Precision 5-Axis Milling / CNC Milling
Precision 5-Axis Milling / CNC Milling

Datum Tech has both simple and complex CNC Vertical milling and 5 Axis milling capabilities. The orientation of the spindle is the most fundamental characteristic of a machining center. Vertical machines are generally favored for the higher precision parts we typically do.

Higher speed throughput, more precise cutting angles and the ability to program automatic tool changes and optimal tool paths enable us to create even the most challenging geometries.

Our work for aerospace, electronics and medical manufacturers relies heavily on the ability to hold careful tolerances, and to mill unique geometries or cavities in a wide variety of materials ranging from very hard materials like titanium or tool steels to softer metals and plastics.

NPI - New Product Development
NPI - New Product Development

Datum Technologies has a dedicated Master Tool-Builder and rapid prototyping (R&D) cells (turning, milling and CMM) for the express purpose of getting your designs to First Article in the shortest time possible, in-spec and on budget.

Especially for capital equipment makers, semiconductor, medical, aerospace and electronic test instruments - we realize that your time-to-market depends upon our faithful reproduction of your newest concepts and drawings - and protecting your proprietary content - to help you quickly get through multiple design iterations to an approved First Article.

Datum is ISO 9001:2008, AS9100 Rev(C) and ITAR registered - we know we're not done until the paperwork is - and we have the internal systems to meet all of your documentation requests.

Precision 7-Axis Swiss Turn Machining
Precision 7-Axis Swiss Turn Machining

So named because it was originally developed for the Swiss watch-making industry, Swiss-type turning is designed to turn small, complex parts with high precision. Bar stock is fed from a feeder, and we typically handle up to an inch or more of diameter. Simultaneous processing with two or three tools (milling and drilling) and 7-axes of control are possible.

In the Z axis, the tool is stationary and the stock advances from the main spindle through a guide bushing to expose only the length to be machined. The bushing and, when necessary, a subspindle, clamp the stock properly to minimize deflection. Meanwhile, the machine's Y axis does the milling.

With proper setup, materials and tooling, Datum uses this capability to hold very tight tolerances on very small parts.

Precision CNC Turning / Live Tooling
Precision CNC Turning / Live Tooling

In addition to common turning or lathe processes, we also handle "live milling" (or live tooling). This improves workflow for complex parts that require more complex geometries that would otherwise require multiple machines and setup.

Live tooling is essentially just the integration of milling and turning operations on the same machine, in this case with sequential processes. But, by adding a third linear axis to the turning-center turret (a live Y-axis) this enables the rotary cutters to machine across the spindle center line.

Rather than take a turned part to a second machine tool when it needs a slot milled or a hole drilled, with live tooling we can do simple milling, drilling, and tapping, right on the turning center. This saves work and cycle-time, and that allows us to save money for our customers.

Precision CNC Tool & Die Making
Precision CNC Tool & Die Making

Datum's highly skilled machinists have years of experience building Jigs, Fixtures, Dies, Molds, Machine Tools, Gages and other Tools used in the machining process. Let our team take your blueprint, designer's sketches, or CAD files and turn them into tools, dies and special devices to be used in your manufacturing processes to increase quality, productivity, throughput and reduce process/component cost.

Turnkey Manufacturing
Turnkey Manufacturing

Datum Tech provides the customer with "Turnkey" solutions (One Stop Shopping) to totally manage their entire precision machining and manufacturing requirements.

Our experienced staff covers the full spectrum of manufacturing processes: R & D Prototyping, Precision Machining, Tooling, Fixturing, Precision Microcircuit Deburring, support processes, outside processing (Plating, Heat Treating, etc.) and electro/mechanical assembly.

As a vertically integrated company, we manage the complete process from initial RFQ to 100% Quality, On-Time products delivered to the customer at a competitive prices with Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction.

CNC & Precision Machining Equipment List

QA / METROLOGY

3, 4 & 5-AXIS CNC MILLING CENTERS

  • Inline Direct Drive Spindle, 40 +1 Side Mount Tool Changer, Through Spindle Coolant, Renishaw Wireless Probing System w/ compact tilting 5 Axis Trunnion and Rotary Table

    X-AXIS 50 " 1270mm
    Y-AXIS 20 " 508mm
    Z-AXIS 25 " 635mm
    SPINDLE NOSE TO TABLE (~ MAX) 29 " 737mm
    SPINDLE NOSE TO TABLE (~ MIN) 4 " 102mm
    MAX RATING 30 hp 22.4 kW
    MAX SPEED 12000 rpm 12000 rpm
    MAX TORQUE 90 ft-lb @ 2000 rpm 122 Nm @ 2000 rpm
    MAX TOOL DIA (FULL) 3 " 76mm
    MAX TOOL LENGTH (FROM GAGE LINE) 11 " 279mm
    MAX TOOL WEIGHT 12 lb 5.4 kg
    TOOL-TO-TOOL 1.6 sec 1.6 sec
  • Inline Direct Drive Spindle, High Speed Tool Changer

    X-AXIS 30 " 762mm
    Y-AXIS 16 " 406mm
    Z-AXIS 20 " 508mm
    SPINDLE NOSE TO TABLE (~ MAX) 24 " 610mm
    SPINDLE NOSE TO TABLE (~ MIN) 4 " 102mm
    MAX RATING 30 hp 22.4 kW
    MAX SPEED 12000 rpm 12000 rpm
    MAX TORQUE 90 ft-lb @ 2000 rpm 122 Nm @ 2000 rpm
    MAX TOOL DIA (ADJACENT EMPTY) 5 " 127mm
    MAX TOOL DIA (FULL) 3 " 76mm
    MAX TOOL LENGTH (FROM GAGE LINE) 11 " 279mm
    MAX TOOL WEIGHT 12 lb 5 kg
    TOOL-TO-TOOL (AVG) 1.6 sec 1.6 sec

SWISS, CONVENTIONAL TURNING CENTERS

  • 7-Axis, Bar-feed w/Live tooling:

    MAX STOCK 1"
    MAX LENGTH/CHUCKING 10"
    DRILL DIA ER 16 COLLET UP TO .394"
    SPEED 200 - 8000 RPM
    MAIN SPINDLE MOTOR 5 HP
    MAX CHUCK DIA 1"
    PICK-OFF SPEED 200 - 6000 RPM
    PICK-OFF MOTOR 3 HP
    MAIN SPINDLE INDEX C-AXIS
    SUB-SPINDLE INDEX 5 DEGREES
    ROTARY TOOL SPINDLE SPEED 200 - 5000 RPM
    NUMBER OF TOOLS 17
    TURNING TOOLS 5
    FRONTWORK ID TOOLS 3
    BACKWORK ID TOOLS 5
    LIVE TOOLS 4
  • 30hp Vector Drive, Tool pre-setter, live tooling w/ C-axis and programmable tail-stock

    CHUCK SIZE 10 " 254mm
    MAX CUT DIA 15 " 381mm
    MAX CUT LENGTH 21 " 533mm
    BAR CAPACITY 3 " 76mm
    SPINDLE NOSE TO TABLE (~ MIN) 4 " 102mm
    X AXIS 9.3 " 236mm
    Z AXIS 21 " 533mm
    RAPIDS ON X 945 in/min 24.0 m/min
    RAPIDS ON Z 945 in/min 24.0 m/min
    MAX THRUST X 4100 lb 18238 N
    MAX THRUST Z 5100 lb 22686 N
    MAX RATING 30 hp 22.4 kW
    MAX SPEED 3400 rpm 3400 rpm
    MAX TORQUE 300 ft-lb @ 500 rpm 407 Nm @ 500 rpm
    SPINDLE NOSE A2-6 A2-6
    SPINDLE BORE Ø 3.50 " 88.9 mm
    NUMBER OF TOOLS 12 Station BOT 12 Station BOT
  • Main Spindle with C-Axis, Index able Sub-Spindle, Live Milling, LNS Quick Load Bar feeder

    CHUCK SIZE 12 "
    BAR CAPACITY 2.79 "
    # AXIS: 3
    POWER: 30 hp
    TURNING DIA: 13.77 "
    MACHINING LENGTH: 28 "
    CONTROL: CNC (Fanuc 21 TB)
  • CHUCK SIZE 8 "
    SWING/MAX. PART DIA 23"/9.5"
    MAX. TURNING LENGTH 20 "
    TAILSTOCK Programmable
    BAR CAPACITY 2.06"
    SPINDLE SPEEDS 40-4,000 RPM
    SPINDLE HP 20
    TURRET 10 Position
    NO. OF TOOLS 10
    RAPIDS ON X 590 ipm
    RAPIDS ON Z 708 ipm
  • CHUCK SIZE 8.3 " 210mm
    MAX DIA 15 " 381mm
    MAX LENGTH 21 " 533mm
    BAR CAPACITY 2 " 51mm
    X AXIS 9.3 " 236mm
    Z AXIS 21 " 533mm
    RAPIDS ON X 945 in/min 24.0 m/min
    RAPIDS ON Z 945 in/min 24.0 m/min
    MAX RATING 20 hp 14.9 kW
    MAX SPEED 4000 rpm 4000 rpm
    MAX TORQUE 150 ft-lb @ 500 rpm 203 Nm @ 500 rpm
    SPINDLE NOSE A2-6 A2-6
    SPINDLE BORE Ø 3.50 " 88.9 mm
    NUMBER OF TOOLS 12 Stations 12 Stations
  • 2-AXIS Precision Lathe

    SWING OVER BED 7.5 "
    MAX. MACHINING DIA 7.5 "
    MAX. MACHINING LENGTH 8.3 "
    TURRENT TYPE 8 Position Turret
    X AXIS TRAVEL 4.92 "
    Z AXIS TRAVEL 7.68 "
    SPINDLE NOSE A2-5in.
    SPINDLE MOTOR 7.5 hp
    SPINDLE SPEED 6000 RPM
    SPINDLE BORE 1.7 "
    BAR CAPACITY 1.375 "

R&D / RAPID PROTOTYPING

SOFTWARE & SYSTEMS

  • This capability allows us to take your wireframe or solid-model CAD design (either native or export format) to work directly from your drawings. Our in-house engineering services are also available to help you with design-for-manufacturability and product revisions.

  • Modular, scalable and configurable design which is ideally suited for job shops, repetitive and mixed mode manufacturers. Smarter Manager includes: Estimating, Sales Order Processing, Production Order processing, Job Costing, Inventory Control, BOM, Real-Time Labor Tracking, Finite Capacity Planning, Sales Force Automation, Product Configurator and fully integrated accounting.

  • G-ZERO relies on a library of the most detailed post processors in the industry to quickly and easily produce G-code for CNC mills and lathes.

    This software is ideal for prototyping and one-off rapid CAM development.