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Advanced CNC Metal Machining Techniques: Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Machine Shop

In the world of metal fabrication, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining has revolutionized the industry by automating processes, increasing efficiency, and producing highly precise components. As technology continues to evolve, CNC metal machining techniques have become more advanced, enabling machine shops to produce parts with greater accuracy and at a faster pace. In this blog post, we will explore some of these advanced techniques and discuss how they can help unlock the full potential of your machine shop.

High-Speed Machining (HSM)

High-speed machining (HSM) is a technique that involves the use of high spindle speeds and feed rates to achieve faster material removal rates and reduced cycle times. This method is particularly effective for machining hard materials, such as stainless steel, titanium, and Inconel, which can be challenging to machine using traditional methods.

HSM requires specialized equipment, such as high-speed spindles and advanced CNC controls, but the investment in these tools can lead to significant improvements in productivity and part quality. Some of the key benefits of HSM include reduced tool wear, improved surface finishes, and the ability to machine complex geometries with ease.

5-Axis Machining

5-axis machining refers to the use of a CNC machine that can move a cutting tool or workpiece along five different axes simultaneously. This enables the machining of complex shapes and contours that would be impossible to achieve with traditional 3-axis machines. By using a 5-axis machine, you can reduce the number of setups required for a part, which can significantly reduce production time and improve accuracy.

Some examples of parts that can be produced using 5-axis machining include impellers, turbine blades, and complex aerospace components. The use of 5-axis machines can also help reduce tool wear, as the cutting tool can be positioned at the optimal angle to the workpiece, resulting in more even wear and longer tool life.

High-Efficiency Milling (HEM)

High-efficiency milling (HEM) is a technique that combines optimized cutting tool geometries, advanced toolpath strategies, and modern CNC machines to achieve faster material removal rates and improved part quality. HEM involves the use of smaller depths of cut and higher feed rates, which can help reduce the heat generated during machining and extend tool life.

Some key benefits of HEM include reduced cycle times, improved surface finishes, and the ability to machine difficult-to-cut materials. HEM is particularly well-suited for applications such as mold and die making, where high levels of precision and surface quality are required.

Cryogenic Machining

Cryogenic machining is an advanced CNC metal machining technique that involves the use of extremely cold temperatures to cool the cutting tool and workpiece during machining. This is achieved by using liquid nitrogen or other cryogenic fluids, which are applied directly to the cutting zone through a specially designed nozzle.

The application of cryogenic temperatures can help reduce the heat generated during machining, which can lead to improved tool life and reduced tool wear. Additionally, cryogenic machining can help improve surface finishes and dimensional accuracy, as the cold temperatures can help minimize thermal distortion of the workpiece.

Hybrid Machining

Hybrid machining is an emerging technique that combines multiple machining processes into a single CNC machine, allowing for greater flexibility and efficiency in the production process. Examples of hybrid machines include those that combine additive manufacturing (3D printing) and subtractive machining (milling, turning) or machines that integrate laser cutting and milling capabilities.

By using a hybrid machine, manufacturers can reduce the number of setups required for a part, which can help improve accuracy and reduce production time. Hybrid machines also offer the potential for new design possibilities, as they can enable the production of parts with complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to achieve using traditional machining methods alone.

Final Thoughts

As CNC metal machining techniques continue to advance, machine shops have the opportunity to unlock the full potential of their equipment and produce parts with greater accuracy, efficiency, and complexity. By investing in advanced technologies such as high-speed machining, 5-axis machines, high-efficiency milling, cryogenic machining, and hybrid machines, manufacturers can stay ahead of the competition and meet the ever-evolving demands of their customers.

By embracing these advanced CNC metal machining techniques, your machine shop can not only improve its productivity and profitability but also expand its capabilities and offer new, innovative solutions to your clients. The future of metal fabrication lies in the hands of those who are willing to adapt and evolve with the latest technological advancements.

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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.


CNC Turning Service

CNC Turning Service

Our CNC Turning Service provides different sizes of roll shape work-pieces, the diameter range is from 0.5mm to 480mm, reaching tolerance +/-0.003mm.

CNC Milling Service

CNC Milling Service

Our milling machines and CNC centers are able to produce complicated structure part, five-axis devices produce multi-sides at one-time jag which bring high precision result

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Our Sheet Metal Fabrication provides slicing, punching, bending, welding, painting and assembling for set products, unique tooling for each project to raise production efficiency

Aluminum Extrusion

Aluminum Extrusion

Our Aluminum Extrusion brings clients various shapes of aluminum parts, high efficiency for mass quantity, our precision extrusion mold control tolerance within 0.01mm

Forging Service

Forging Service

For some steel serious products, we apply Forging Service to make out their outer shape and them use CNC devices to start drilling, forming, rolling, cutting, etc.

Finishing Service

Finishing Service

Our Surface Finishing Service uses chemical or electro post-treatments after machining tasks are finished, normally includes Oxide, Anodizing, Passivation, E-Plating, Painting,etc.


CNC Brass Machining


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

CNC Aluminum Machining


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

CNC Stainless Steel Machining

Stainless Steel

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

CNC Titanium Machining


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

CNC Plastic Machining


Our CNC Machining Plastic materials includes ABS, HDPE, LDPE, Nylon, POM, Peek, Polycarbonate, etc. We produce them in high precision and high smoothness.


Experienced Skills

Asianstar have long term experience in CNC machining service and built up skillful team servicing clients from designing to product

High Quality

Asianstar QC system controls the production following internal quality protocol, which make sure every procedure are working under quality demands

High Efficiency

Asianstar abundant facilities allows multiple machining process, we can support clients in rapid sampling/prototyping and quick order lead-time

Competitive Price

Asianstar has enough in-house facilities for all machining processes, so we can choose the best machining solutions to make the production cost lowest


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