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Affordable CNC Mill Options for Beginners

Are you a beginner looking to venture into the exciting world of CNC milling? Well, you're in luck! In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most affordable CNC mill options available. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a hobbyist on a budget, these machines will provide you with the precision and versatility you need to bring your machining projects to life.

1. Inventables X-Carve

The Inventables X-Carve is a popular choice among beginners due to its affordability and ease of use. It features a sturdy frame, a user-friendly interface, and the ability to carve a wide range of materials such as wood, plastic, and soft metals. With various size options and customization possibilities, this CNC mill is an excellent entry-level choice.

2. Shapeoko

Another great option for beginners is the Shapeoko CNC mill. This versatile machine offers a solid construction, allowing for precise milling operations. With its open-source design, you can modify and upgrade the machine as your skills progress. The Shapeoko is compatible with various software options, making it ideal for those who want to experiment with different programs.

3. BobsCNC E3 CNC Router Kit

If affordability is your primary concern, the BobsCNC E3 CNC Router Kit is worth considering. This kit offers excellent value for money, providing a reliable milling experience without breaking the bank. Though it may lack some advanced features, it still delivers accurate results. The assembly process is relatively straightforward, making it suitable for beginners with minimal technical knowledge.

4. SainSmart Genmitsu CNC Router

The SainSmart Genmitsu CNC Router is a compact and affordable option, perfect for those with limited workshop space. Despite its small size, it doesn't compromise on functionality. With its rigid construction and reliable performance, it can handle complex milling tasks with ease. The Genmitsu is compatible with multiple software options, making it convenient for beginners to get started.


In conclusion, if you're a beginner looking for an affordable CNC mill, there are several excellent options available to you. The Inventables X-Carve, Shapeoko, BobsCNC E3 CNC Router Kit, and SainSmart Genmitsu CNC Router are all reliable machines that offer great value for money. Depending on your specific needs and budget, any of these options could be the perfect entry point into the world of CNC milling. So, go ahead and choose the one that suits you best, and get ready to unleash your creativity!

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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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