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Benchtop 3-Axis CNC Milling Machine - Precision at Your Fingertips

Imagine having a compact milling machine that fits perfectly on your workbench, allowing you to create intricate 3D designs with ease. With the advent of benchtop 3-axis CNC milling machines, this dream has now become a reality. These powerful machines bring precision machining capabilities directly to your fingertips.

The Evolution of Benchtop CNC Milling Machines

Historically, CNC milling machines were large, expensive, and confined to industrial settings. However, advancements in technology have led to the miniaturization of these machines, making them accessible to hobbyists, makers, and small businesses.

A benchtop CNC milling machine is a downsized version of its industrial counterpart, designed to offer similar functionality while occupying a fraction of the space. These machines typically feature three axes of motion: X, Y, and Z, allowing for precise control over the milling process.

Applications and Benefits

The applications of benchtop 3-axis CNC milling machines are vast and varied. Whether you're a hobbyist looking to create intricate models, a jewelry designer crafting detailed pieces, or a prototyping engineer working on iterative designs, these machines offer unparalleled precision and versatility.

One of the key benefits of benchtop CNC milling machines is their ability to automate repetitive tasks, reducing human error and increasing efficiency. They can precisely carve, drill, and sculpt a wide range of materials, including wood, plastic, and even metals like aluminum and brass. This opens up a world of possibilities for creative projects and precision engineering.

Features to Consider

When choosing a benchtop 3-axis CNC milling machine, several features are worth considering:

  • Workspace: Ensure that the machine provides a sufficient workspace for your projects.
  • Spindle Speed: Higher spindle speeds enable faster cutting and smoother finishes.
  • Accuracy: Look for machines with high positioning accuracy for intricate designs.
  • Software Compatibility: Ensure that the machine's software is compatible with your preferred design software.

Limitations and Mitigations

Like any technology, benchtop 3-axis CNC milling machines have their limitations. One common limitation is their smaller size, which restricts the maximum dimensions of the objects they can work on. Additionally, the rigidity of the machine and its tooling may affect the achievable precision.

However, there are ways to mitigate these limitations. For larger projects, considering modular designs that can be assembled and machined in sections may be beneficial. Upgrading the machine's tooling and ensuring proper calibration can also enhance precision.

Getting Started with Your Benchtop CNC Milling Machine

Before diving into your first project, familiarize yourself with the machine's operation and safety guidelines. It's essential to understand how to load and secure your material, set the cutting parameters, and perform test runs. Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment and operate the machine within its recommended limits.

Additionally, there are numerous online resources, tutorials, and user communities dedicated to CNC milling machines. These can provide valuable tips, tricks, and inspiration to help you elevate your machining skills.

Unleash Your Creativity

The availability of benchtop 3-axis CNC milling machines has democratized the world of precision machining. Now, individuals and small businesses have the power to bring their creative visions to life, from intricate art pieces to functional prototypes. With practice and a passion for innovation, the possibilities are endless.

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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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    Yes, we support ODM/OEM, we provide custom-made service for clients or even support clients on designing or improving

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