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CNC Horizontal Mill Tombstone - The Key to Efficient Machining

A CNC horizontal mill tombstone, also known as a workholding fixture, is a crucial component in modern machining processes. Its role is to secure multiple workpieces simultaneously, allowing for efficient and cost-effective production. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits, functionalities, and considerations associated with CNC horizontal mill tombstones.

Benefits of Using a CNC Horizontal Mill Tombstone

1. Increased Productivity: By using a tombstone fixture, operators can machine multiple workpieces in a single setup, significantly reducing idle time between machining operations. This leads to improved productivity and faster turnaround times.

2. Enhanced Accuracy: Tombstone fixtures provide a rigid and stable platform for workpieces, minimizing vibration and deflection during cutting processes. This results in improved machining accuracy and better part quality.

3. Flexibility in Part Orientation: With a CNC horizontal mill tombstone, parts can be clamped in various orientations. This flexibility allows for machining multiple sides of a workpiece without the need for additional setups, saving time and effort.

Functionalities of CNC Horizontal Mill Tombstones

1. Multiple Workpiece Holding: Tombstone fixtures are designed with multiple slots, holes, or clamping mechanisms that securely hold multiple workpieces simultaneously. This allows for efficient batch production and reduces the need for individual part setups.

2. Modular Design: Tombstones often feature a modular design, allowing operators to rearrange the setup quickly. This modularity enables the customization of fixtures to accommodate different workpiece sizes, shapes, and production requirements.

3. Part Accessibility: CNC horizontal mill tombstones are designed to provide easy access to the machined surfaces. This accessibility makes it convenient to load and unload workpieces, reducing downtime between setups.

Considerations for Choosing a CNC Horizontal Mill Tombstone

1. Workpiece Compatibility: When selecting a tombstone, it is crucial to consider the size, weight, and geometry of the workpieces you commonly machine. Ensure that the tombstone can adequately hold and support your specific parts.

2. Fixture Durability: Look for tombstones made from high-quality materials such as cast iron or steel. These materials offer strength, stability, and longevity, ensuring that the fixture can withstand the demands of machining operations.

3. Customizability: Evaluate the flexibility of the tombstone's design to suit your machining needs. Look for features like interchangeable components, adjustable clamping mechanisms, and modular setups that allow customization according to your specific requirements.


A CNC horizontal mill tombstone plays a vital role in maximizing machining efficiency and productivity. By securely holding multiple workpieces simultaneously, it reduces setup time, increases accuracy, and enhances productivity. Choosing the right tombstone that matches your workpiece requirements and provides flexibility in setup is essential for achieving optimal results. Consider the benefits, functionalities, and customization options when selecting a CNC horizontal mill tombstone, and unlock its full potential in your machining operations.

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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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