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CNC Milling: Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Industry

Over the past few decades, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling has brought about a paradigm shift in the manufacturing industry. This groundbreaking technology has transformed the way products are fabricated, allowing for precise and efficient production processes. In this blog post, we will explore the rich history of CNC milling, its evolution, and the impact it has had on various industries.

Introduction to CNC Milling:

The concept of CNC milling originated in the early 1950s when John T. Parsons developed numerical control programming to enhance the manufacturing process. However, it wasn't until the 1970s that computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) were integrated with CNC machines, paving the way for the modern CNC milling techniques we use today.

The Pioneers:

During the late 1940s and early 1950s, a team of engineers at the MIT Servomechanism Laboratory, including Parsons and Frank Stulen, worked tirelessly to develop the precursor to CNC milling machines. Their efforts laid the foundation for computerized machining, and their work became the basis for subsequent advancements in the field.

The Evolution of CNC Milling:

With technological advancements, CNC milling machines have become more sophisticated over time. In the 1960s, numerical control (NC) systems were introduced, allowing operators to control machine movements using punched cards. This was soon followed by direct numerical control (DNC) systems, which replaced the punched cards with computerized data transfer.

However, it was in the 1970s that the first CNC milling machines were introduced, revolutionizing the manufacturing industry. These machines utilized computer control systems to automate the machining process, offering greater accuracy, speed, and repeatability.

Impact on Industries:

The introduction of CNC milling has had a profound impact on various industries, ranging from aerospace and automotive to medical and electronics.

1. Aerospace Industry: CNC milling has revolutionized aircraft manufacturing, enabling the production of complex components with exceptional precision. This has resulted in increased safety, reduced weight, and improved fuel efficiency.

2. Automotive Industry: CNC milling has played a pivotal role in the automotive sector, facilitating the production of high-quality parts and improving vehicle performance. It has also led to advancements in engine design and manufacturing processes.

3. Medical Industry: CNC milling has transformed the medical field by enabling the fabrication of intricate surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and prosthetics. This has improved patient care through personalized and precise medical devices.

4. Electronics Industry: The miniaturization of electronic components requires precise machining, which is efficiently achieved using CNC milling machines. These machines have contributed to the development of smaller, more powerful electronic devices.

The Future of CNC Milling:

Looking ahead, CNC milling is poised to continue shaping the manufacturing industry. Advancements in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics are further enhancing the capabilities of CNC milling machines. The integration of these technologies allows for autonomous decision-making and adaptive manufacturing processes.

In conclusion, CNC milling has come a long way since its inception and has significantly transformed the manufacturing industry. This technology continues to evolve, enabling greater precision, efficiency, and innovation. As we move forward, it will be exciting to witness what the future holds for CNC milling and its impact on various industries.

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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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