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Decoding the World of CNC Turning: A Deep Dive Into China's Prowess

The manufacturing industry is in a never-ending quest for precision, efficiency, and speed. One of the most significant advancements in this sector, that completely heralded a new era, is Computer Numerical Control (CNC) turning. This blog is a dedicated exploration of CNC turning, with a specific focus on China's role in shaping this technology's evolution.

What is CNC Turning?

A central aspect of modern manufacturing, CNC turning is a process where material bars are rotated on a turning center and cutting tools trim the material down to create a desired shape. This is fundamentally different from CNC milling, where materials stay stationary and cutting tools revolve around them.

The Emerging CNC Superpower - China

China's rise in the CNC turning market is a story of rapid progression and innovation. The reasons behind China's emergence as a key player in the CNC turning market are multifaceted.

Policy Initiatives\

China's catapult to a manufacturing giant is a story deeply rooted in strong industrial policies. The "Made in China 2025" initiative, aiming to upgrade the country's manufacturing capabilities, has fully backed CNC technology, translating into rapid advancements.

Technological Innovation\

The Chinese CNC industry has been keen on embracing the latest technological advancements. Companies are heavily investing in IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Big Data to enhance precision and automation in CNC turning process.

Scale and Speed of Production\

China leads in both, the scale and speed of CNC turning production. Their ability to produce thousands of precision turned parts quickly gives them an unrivaled edge in the global CNC market.

CNC Turning in Daily Life - China*s Impact

CNC machines, carrying out turning processes, are manufacturing a range of items even before you realize it. The computer parts your laptop houses, the car you drive, even the utensils in your kitchen drawer - all go through the process of turning, in some way or the other.

China's impact in this regard is immense given its scale of production. The accuracy of your car's engine, the safety ensured by your vehicle's brake system, or the smoothness in your smartphone buttons - all these minute, yet critical parts, are often the result of precise CNC turning operations carried out in China.

CNC Turning - Addressing Growing Environmental Concerns

Today, even the manufacturing processes aren't shielded from the lens of environment conservation. Being a high precision manufacturing process, CNC turning produces lesser waste as compared to traditional methods. China, being a substantial contributor, is thus helping in reducing the overall industrial waste.

CNC turning in China is also evolving to become energy-efficient. Many companies now use energy-saving lathes, optimizing operations by using AI control systems. These advancements not only save energy but also drive the precision to its peak.

The Future of CNC Turning in China

The future of the CNC turning market will be determined by technology, usability, and sustainability. For China, advancing towards this future means more innovation, automation, and green manufacturing.

To shape this pursuit, China is focusing on four primary areas〞 Interconnected Machines, Advanced Software, Energy Efficiency, and Worker Safety. The last factor is a highlight of China's commitment to a human-centered approach in the grim world of machines.

The last few decades saw China's remarkable rise in the global CNC turning market. Today, China is not only keeping up but setting the pace. The future is seemingly bright and attainably green for CNC turning in China.

But then again, isn't Chinese manufacturing always full of surprises?

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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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