Machining Aerospace Components

The ideal part on a DATRON CNC milling machine

The development of highly demanding cutting strategies and the production of aluminium components for the aerospace industry entails numerous technical challenges for your manufacturing process. DATRON provides CNC milling solutions for the Aerospace industry that set technological, qualitative and economically sustainable standards in matters of production. Our support ranges from giving advice to choosing optimal milling tools, from process optimisation to the complete workflow. Only an integrated process chain, highest process safety and an optimised application-specific custom machine with matching tools provide you with that step ahead you need in this highly competitive growth market.

Face milling


Helix Milling

Chamfer milling

Thread Milling

Cutting out

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Process Chain



With DIN/ISO standard interfaces and an APT (CL-Print) interface, all DATRON machines are compatible with all popular 3D-CAD/CAM programmes.

Example using a CNC milling machine


Technical Data:

  • 3.0 kW spindle with HSK-E 25 insert
  • 12-fold automatic tool changer
  • Installation dimensions (W x D x H) without terminal
    1,740 mm x 1,740 mm x 1,950 mm
  • Weight approx. 1,300 kg



Workpiece details:

  • Material: Aluminium (AlMg3)




The perfect machining system for your application:

  • High dynamics through optimised control and mechanical structure designed for speed and stiffness
  • Very high clamping performance with the smallest tools by means of high-speed precision spindles with up to 60,000 rpm and 0.6 kW to 4.0 kW output
  • Stiff, vibration-free design of the machine allows excellent surface finishes when machining
  • High precision due to high-quality linear guides, ball screw spindles, HSK-E 25 tool inserts (optional) and precision-crafted structural elements

Technologies used

DATRON PerfectCut –
Surface smoothing package

Fast, precise and contour accurate HSC milling for excellent surface quality

Lubrication/Cooling system: Minimum quantity lubrication

Due to the almost complete evaporation of the coolant (ethanol), no workpiece cleaning is necessary. 

Clamping technology:
DATRON Vacuum plate with meandering grooves

Vacuum plate meandering groove 1,000 x 500 x 30 mm

Save a lot of cash using DATRON CNC milling machines!

Use our competent consulting team in the many areas of production technology.  We are happy to advise you for an optimizing all steps of your manufacturing chain: starting with the CAD draft, the CAM data collection, the clamping and measuring technology, the proper tool selection and the cooling technology, through to the entire material flow.

Often times only the right combination and optimization of the entire process chain gives you the real cost and quality advantage over your competition!

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The entire process chain from DATRON saves time and money !

  • Small investment for the machine
  • Small set-up cost due to innovative clamping devices
  • Little cleaning effort due to minimal cooling-lubrication 
  • Less than 2,5 kW/h energy consumption, even in high cutting performance cycles
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DATRON Technology Ltd

5-7 Potters Lane
Kiln Farm
Milton Keynes - MK11 3HE

Tel.: +44 (0) 1908 261655
E-Mail: Mark Hargreaves B.Eng