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Decoding the Pricing Factors of CNC Aluminium Turning Milling

The applications of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in modern manufacturing processes are extensive. From aerospace to automotive, jewelers to hobbyists, the CNC machines have proven invaluable. In this exploration, our focus will be on the aluminium turning milling process and its costing factors.

Understanding the Basics of CNC Aluminium Turning Milling

The CNC aluminium turning milling is a specific category of the CNC machining process, specifically designed to shape aluminium pieces by 'turning' them over a milling operation〞hence its name. It involves the use of precision CNC machines to create detailed, accurate shapes and designs.

Turning milling machines are perfect for working with aluminium due to its soft yet durable nature. The process involves the workpiece being turned while the cutting tool remains stationary, generating a cylindrical cut. This rotation against the cutting tool enables the creation of precise shapes and sizes.

Unraveling Pricing Factors

Widespread misconceptions assume that the materials used are the most costly part of CNC aluminium turning milling. However, several variables can affect the cost.

Material Cost

The material is a crucial factor in determining the cost. While it is generally less expensive to produce parts from aluminum compared to other materials like titanium or steel, prices can vary globally due to supply and demand factors. It is important to carefully consider the type and quantity of material before commencing the machining process.

Labor and Production Time

Labor and production time play a significant role in determining the cost. More complex parts will require more time to produce and, therefore, cost more. The complexity of the part is determined by the number and complexity of operations required to complete it, which directly influence the production time.

Machine Setup Time

Besides, the time needed to set up the machine can affect cost. For instance, a part requiring many tool changes and machine setup will result in higher prices. Highly skilled and experienced operators are also necessary to ensure the machine is set up correctly, which can add to the labor cost.

Quantity of Products

The number of parts required is another influential factor. Producing a large number of identical parts can lower the per-unit cost because the initial setup and programming costs are distributed over a larger number of units.

Design Complexity

Lastly, the complexity of the design matters. More complex designs require more machine time and possibly unique tooling or fixturing. Changes to the design can also increase costs because they may require changes to the tooling, programming, and machining processes.

Minimizing the Cost

Understanding the pricing factors allows one to figure out ways to reduce costs while ensuring optimal production. Here are some insights:

Simplify the design where possible: Simple designs are quicker and cheaper to produce.

Plan for machining: Design parts with the machining process in mind to reduce the requirement for complex tooling and operations.

Choose your material wisely: Choosing the right type and quantity of aluminium can reduce costs.

Order in higher volumes: High volume orders reduce the per-unit cost dramatically.

In encapsulating every key point discussed, the pricing factors of CNC aluminium turning milling are multifaceted and interlinked. They highlight the invaluable advantage of having an understanding of these elements to ensure strategic decision-making, optimized production, and ultimately cost-saving measures. Thus, as we have seen, understanding these factors is not merely an exercise in academic futility. It is essential to the core of practical, efficient, and effective business operations in the realm of CNC aluminium turning milling.

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What is CNC Turning

CNC turning is a process that involves using computer numerical control (CNC) machines to shape and finish various materials, such as metals and plastics, into desired shapes and sizes.
This process is typically used in the manufacturing industry to produce precision parts and components for a wide range of applications, including automotive, automation, aerospace, medical, machinery, and industrial.

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Asianstar Professional CNC Turning Service

Asianstar CNC turning Service offers precision machining for a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, and composites. With high level facilities and skillful operators, we can produce high-quality parts with tight tolerances and intricate designs.

Our CNC turning capabilities allow us to produce parts with diameters ranging from 0.5 mm to 480mm and lengths up to 450mm. We offer both single and multi-axis turning, as well as live tooling options for added complexity and accuracy.

We use proven processes and quality control measures to ensure that every part we produce meets our clients' specifications and expectations.

Whether you need a single prototype or high-volume production runs, our CNC turning service can provide the precision and reliability you need to get your project completed on time and on budget.

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Components Sizes of Asianstar CNC Turning Service

Unit (mm) Min Max
Out Diameter 0.5 480
Inner Diameter (Hole) 0.3 465
Length 1.0 450
Groove Diameter 0.4 above
Thread M1.2 above

Components Tolerance of Asianstar CNC Turning Service

Unit (mm) Tolerance according to sizes
Height Tolerance Diameter Size 0.5 to 3 3 to 6 6 to 30 30 to 120 120 to300 300 to480
Tolerance ±0.003 ±0.010 ±0.020 ±0.030 ±0.035 ±0.040
Length Tolerance Length Size 0.5 to 3 3 to 6 6 to 10 10 to 20 20 to 30 30 above
Tolerance ±0.010 ±0.020 ±0.250 ±0.250 ±0.030 ±0.035

Components shape and position tolerance of Asianstar CNC Turning Service

Tolerance Class followed Tolerance (mm)
Straightness and Flatness Verticality Symmetry
10 10 to 30 30 to 100 100 to 300 300 to 1000 1000 to 3000 to 100 100 to 300 300 to 1000 1000 to 3000 to 100 100 to 300 300 to 1000 1000 to 3000
H ±0.015 ±0.02 ±0.03 ±0.05 ±0.10 ±0.15 ±0.02 ±0.025 ±0.03 ±0.035 ±0.02 ±0.03 ±0.04 ±0.05

Capability of Asianstar CNC Turning Service

Type of Turning Machine Diameter Size (mm) Length Size (mm) Productivity (PCS/Month)
Auto Turning Machine Simple Turning Machine Multi Turning Machine Pin Turning Machine Min 0.5 Max 480 Min 1.0 Max 450 200’000/Item


Multiple Machining Processes

Multiple Machining Processes

Asianstar has various machining processes to support different types of components from client, we can choose the best suitable manufacturing solution to carry result in perfect performance and cheap cost

Flexible Custom Service

Flexible Custom Service

With skillful machining technologies, Asianstar is flexible to support clients on different materials and different structures of the components, we also flexible on the components quantities and even assembly

Create Designing for Clients

Create Designing for Clients

Not only producing according to clients drawings, Asianstar also propose the better designing to clients, supporting clients to buildup improved designing or even new generation components

Standard Procedures

Standard Procedures

Asianstar production, as experienced by many years, is strictly following internal Standard Operating Procedures, to make sure the production schedule is smooth and plans are well carried out well without accidents

Standard Procedures

Standard Procedures

Asianstar strictly controlling product quality by system. We start QC controlling from production plan once setting up, to production process by monitoring QC checking and until the final Inspection before packing

Fast Lead-Time Delivery

Fast Lead-Time Delivery

Asianstar strictly control the production processes, teams keep the plan moving ahead according to the procedures, we have internal time management schedule which mostly bring earlier lead-time of delivery

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.


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