Datron Dynamics Opens West Coast Office

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place recently for Datron Dynamics' new technology center in Livermore, Calif. 

Similar to the company's East Coast technology center, the new location showcases some of their machine models and allows the company to demonstrate the advanced capabilities of this equipment by milling benchmark parts for prospective customers. According to Datron Dynamics’ west coast manager, Chris Hopkins, there were many reasons for opening this office. He says, “We have a significant West Coast customer base, and it is growing. Having a location in the same time zone and within driving distance allows us to support them in real time. It also enables us to provide West Coast manufacturers with applications consulting and show them how fast their parts can be made on a Datron (machine).”

Additionally, these machines are often used for micro-machining of medical, aerospace and electro-mechanical components such as housings, enclosures, adapters, connectors, fixtures, heat sinks, membrane switches and front panels. Therefore, having a location on the outskirts of Silicon Valley was logical according to DATRON Dynamics Vice President, Robert Murphy. “The largest technology companies in the world use DATRON equipment for prototyping and manufacturing. It makes sense for us to be closer to our West Coast customers so that we can help solve their most challenging problems. We’ve wanted to do this for a long time so today is a very special day.”

Back at their location in Milford, N.H., dental CAD/CAM product manager, Jordan Greenberg is equally optimistic about the potential market for DATRON’s D5 Dental milling machine. “The dental lab CAD/CAM industry is transitioning from soft, ceramic materials to more industrial-type applications in titanium, so it’s important for Datron to demonstrate how our dental-specific D5 is able to accommodate all the added challenges. The West Coast office affords us the opportunity to not only showcase this new technology nationwide, but support the customers better once they adopt it.”

Joining DATRON at the ribbon cutting ceremony were local Livermore officials and a range of DATRON customers including Elma Electronic, Robson Technologies, Image Dental Studio, Western Rubber & Supply, Ellis & Ellis Sign Systems and Sine-tific Solutions.