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At WESTEC 2013 in Booth 1325, DATRON Dynamics plans to demonstrate the M8Cube high-speed machining center. The M8Cube features brushless, direct drives that provide fast acceleration, feed rates up to 866" per minute and short cycle times. A 3kW, 40,000 RPM, liquid-chilled spindle delivers greater horsepower for heavier machining, as well as the flexibility to mill a wide range of materials. HSK-E 25 tool holders offer precision and <1 micron run out. DATRON has positioned this model for precision, high or low volume production of electronic, aerospace and medical parts, as well as industrial engraving and micro-drilling applications.

DATRON will also be demonstrating the D5 Dental Mill by milling titanium implant bars and abutments at the show. This machine was first introduced in 2010 with critical acclaim including a RedDot Design Award for Best Industrial Design. This compact five-axis machine was designed specifically for dental milling applications like complex titanium implant bars, as well as custom abutments, crowns and bridges made from a wide variety of dental materials—from titanium to zirconium. The D5 is the only machining center in the world to be controlled by an Apple iPad and fits through a standard 36" door, the company adds.