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Cutting Copper with Precision: Exploring the Capabilities of Desktop CNC Machines

CNC machines have revolutionized the manufacturing industry, enabling the creation of complex and intricate designs with incredible precision. In recent years, desktop CNC machines have become increasingly popular, allowing hobbyists, small business owners, and DIY enthusiasts to bring the power of CNC technology into their homes and workshops. In this blog post, we'll explore the capabilities of desktop CNC machines for cutting copper, a versatile and widely-used material in various industries.

Why Choose Copper?

Copper is a popular material for a variety of applications, including electrical wiring, plumbing, and electronics. Its high conductivity, ductility, and resistance to corrosion make it an ideal choice for many projects. With a desktop CNC machine, you can create custom copper components with precision and ease.

Selecting the Right Desktop CNC Machine

When choosing a desktop CNC machine for cutting copper, it's essential to consider factors such as:

1. Size and workspace: Ensure the machine can accommodate the size of the copper pieces you plan to work with.

2. Spindle power and speed: A more powerful spindle can cut through copper more efficiently, while adjustable speed settings allow for greater control and precision.

3. Software compatibility: Make sure the CNC machine is compatible with your preferred design software, such as Fusion 360 or AutoCAD.

4. Price: Desktop CNC machines can vary in cost, so consider your budget and the features you require.

Some popular desktop CNC machines for cutting copper include:

Carbide 3D Nomad 883 Pro

Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine

Stepcraft D.Series

Tips for Cutting Copper with a Desktop CNC Machine

To achieve the best results when cutting copper with a desktop CNC machine, consider the following tips:

1. Choose the right cutting tool: Use a high-quality end mill specifically designed for cutting non-ferrous metals, such as carbide or diamond-coated tools.

2. Optimize your cutting parameters: Adjust your spindle speed, feed rate, and depth of cut to minimize tool wear and achieve a clean, precise cut.

3. Secure your workpiece: Properly clamp and secure the copper piece to prevent movement during the cutting process.

4. Use coolant or lubricant: Applying a coolant or lubricant can help reduce heat and friction, prolonging tool life and improving cut quality.

5. Test and iterate: Perform test cuts on scrap material to fine-tune your settings before cutting your final piece.


Desktop CNC machines have made it possible for hobbyists and small businesses to create custom, high-quality copper components with ease. By selecting the right machine, optimizing cutting parameters, and following best practices, you can unlock the full potential of CNC technology for your copper projects. Happy cutting!

CNC Copper Machining

CNC Machining Copper Material is good electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, it is soft and good for machining as it has high plasticity, it is easily and rapidly to carry out desired shape as machining cutter can run faster than other steel materials, and also reach high precision.

Copper has a shiny reddish-orange finish, which varies slightly based on the surface finish method. Copper can be media-blasted and polished to achieve many different cosmetic surface finishes.

CNC Machining Copper Parts are widely used in the manufacture of electrical wires, cables, electric brushes, electric spark, and other electrical devices and products.

CNC Copper Machining

Benefits of CNC Copper Machining

1/ CNC Machining Copper Parts are excellent in electricity conductivity, supporting very good electric function

2/ CNC Machining Copper Parts are soft, easy to design into different shape, also suitable for many processes

3/ Copper is easy for cutting and machining, its production efficiency is much higher than steel series

4/ Good propriety for bending and shaping

5/ Heat transferring function very good, high resistance, temperature stability, long durable using

6/ Stable surface, non-surface treatment is durable, electroplating is also used on copper parts

CNC Copper Machining

Composition And Property of CNC Machining Copper

Copper Property Alloy Type Content Melting Point Hardness Tensile Strength Density
Cu-based Zn, Sn, Si, Al, Ni 1083°C HB35-45 Low 8.9 g/cm3

Common Materials Code of CNC Machining Copper

Copper Alloy Workable Processes Surface Finishing for Copper Parts Materials Code
CNC Turning, CNC Milling, CNC Drilling, Molding, Forging, Fabrication, Welding, etc. Passivation, Anodizing, Plating, Chemical Polishing, etc. Copper 110
Copper 101
Copper 145
other more Copper Alloy

Asianstar: Professional CNC Machining Supplier

From year of 2005, Asianstar Company establish the CNC Machining Factory in Guangdong Province, China.
We mostly provide CNC Turning, Milling, Drilling, Grinding, and Multi Machining processes service on various materials.
With the Belief of becoming a key supplier in the supply-chain of Precision Components, we strictly control our product quality, keep high precision on our components production, buildup the whole-process QC System and submit the satisfaction for every order.
By long term development, we have buildup partnership with world-wide clients, supporting our partners in Designing, Optimizing, Producing and Testing on each type of components.


Advantages of Asianstar CNC Copper Machining

Strong Facilities

Asianstar many CNC and stamp machines allow us to produce various copper parts, different sizes, and structures are all well done by suitable solution

Long-term Skills

Asianstar professional engineers team has experience from year 2005, producing copper parts for world wide electric products

Stable Quality

Asianstar QC system and QC tools guarantee our products are perfect result. We have procedures to control copper parts quality during production

Competitive Price

Asianstar aim to buildup partnership with clients, always choose best suitable facilities to carry out the components in competitive prices


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CNC Machining Brass material is used for wide range components, we support clients to produce a variety of parts such as gears, locks, electronics, pipe fittings, etc.

CNC Copper Machining


CNC Machining Copper material is soft and easy to machining on different shape of components. We mostly produce copper components for electric devices by machining and stamping

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CNC Machining Aluminum materials is one of our most used materials. We support clients to turning, drilling or milling on aluminum material from size 0.5mm to 470mm

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CNC Machining Stainless Steel are common material for wide range components, we produce Stainless Steel turning parts, milling parts, high smoothness components, etc.

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CNC Machining Titanium material brings components superb features, we use titanium to produce high precision work-piece for clients from aircraft, aerospace, medical devices

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