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What is a CNC Mill?

A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) mill is a cutting-edge machine that enables precise and automated milling operations. It has revolutionized various industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and more. A CNC mill uses a computer program to control the movement of the milling machine, allowing for accurate and repeatable machining processes.

The Mechanism of a CNC Mill

A CNC mill consists of several key components:

  • Controller: The brain of the CNC mill, it interprets the instructions from the computer program and converts them into motion commands.
  • Milling Machine: The physical machine responsible for cutting and shaping various materials such as metal, wood, or plastics.
  • Tooling: Different types of cutting tools used for specific milling operations, including end mills, face mills, and ball mills.
  • Workpiece: The material being machined, which is securely held in place on the mill's worktable.

Advantages of CNC Mills

CNC mills offer numerous advantages over conventional manual mills:

  • Precision: With computer control, CNC mills can achieve exceptional precision and accuracy, leading to high-quality finished products.
  • Productivity: CNC mills can operate continuously, allowing for efficient production and reduced overall machining time.
  • Flexibility: The ability to program CNC mills means they can easily switch between different machining tasks and produce complex shapes effortlessly.
  • Automation: CNC mills eliminate the need for constant human intervention, reducing the risk of errors and improving operator safety.

Applications of CNC Mills

CNC mills find extensive applications in various industries:

  • Prototyping: CNC mills enable rapid prototyping, allowing designers and engineers to quickly iterate and refine their product designs.
  • Production: CNC mills are widely used in large-scale manufacturing for consistent and precise production of complex parts.
  • Customization: CNC mills are capable of producing highly customized components to meet specific requirements.
  • Woodworking: CNC mills are employed in woodworking to create intricately designed furniture, cabinetry, and decorative pieces.
  • Artistic Sculptures: Artists and sculptors utilize CNC mills to create intricate and detailed sculptures from various materials.


In conclusion, a CNC mill is a powerful machine that has transformed the manufacturing industry by enabling precise, automated, and efficient milling operations. With their exceptional precision, productivity, and flexibility, CNC mills have become a vital tool for various industries, from prototyping to large-scale production. The endless possibilities offered by CNC mills, coupled with their wide-ranging applications, make them an indispensable asset in today's technology-driven world.

what is a cnc mill

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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