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2021 Buyer's Guide to CNC Milling Machine

Are you looking forward to DIY CNC milling machine plans or coming up with an idea to buy affordable CNC mills? Check out the 2021 new CNC mill buyer's guide for CNC millers, machinists, operators and beginners, we'll offer you the best CNC mills of 2021 with custom CNC milling service to fit your CNC milling projects, ideas and plans.

What is a CNC Milling Machine?

CNC milling machine is a power milling machine with CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) controller, which is used to mill 2D/3D shapes or patterns on various materials. CNC milling is a CNC machining method similar to both carving and cutting, and able to achieve many of the operations performed by cutting and carving machines. Like carving, milling uses a rotating cylindrical tool. However, the tool in a CNC mill is able to move along multiple axis, and can create a variety of shapes, slots and holes. In addition, the workpiece is often moved across the milling tool in different directions.

How Does a CNC Milling Machine Work?

CNC milling machines are the most common type of CNC machine. Typically, they are grouped by the number of axis on which they operate, which are labeled with various letters. X and Y designate horizontal movement of the work-piece (forward-and-back and side-to-side on a flat plane). Z represents vertical, or up-and-down, movement, while W represents diagonal movement across a vertical plane. Most machines offer from 3 to 5 axis, providing performance along at least the X, Y and Z axis. Advanced milling machines, such as 5 axis CNC milling machines, require CNC programming for optimal performance due to the incredibly complex geometries involved in the milling process. These devices are extremely useful because they are able to produce shapes that would be nearly impossible using manual tooling methods. CNC mills also integrate a machine tool for cutting fluid pump to the CNC tool during machining.
Computer numerical controlled mills are used to generate a variety of components, and tooling costs involved have continued to become more affordable. Generally, large manufacturing runs requiring relatively simple designs are better served by other methods, although CNC machining can now accommodate a wide range of manufacturing needs. CNC mills are ideal solutions to everything ranging from prototyping and short-run production of complex parts to the fabrication of unique precision components.
Basically etch material that can be sculpted or cut can be machined by a CNC mill, although a lot of the work done is performed in metal. As with carving and cutting, the right mills must be selected for every type of material in order to avert possible issues. The hardness of the work-piece material, as well as the rotation of the mill must all be factored before start the milling.

How Many Types of CNC Milling Machine?

CNC mills are commonly classified as being vertical or horizontal to indicate the axis of the spindle. These milling machines are also classified as ram types, knee types, planer types, and manufacturing or bed types. Most milling machines have complete CNC controller, variable spindles, electric drive motors, coolant systems, and poweroperated table feeds. CNC milling machines are also known as CNC mill, CNC machining center, CNC milling center, CNC molding machine. CNC mill machines are divided into home CNC mill machine, small CNC mill machine, mini CNC mill machine, desktop CNC mill machine, tabletop CNC mill machine, hobby CNC mill machine, 5 axis CNC mill machine, large format CNC mill machine.

What is a CNC Milling Machine Used For?

CNC mills are suitable for carving, milling, cutting and drilling most materials, including copper, aluminum, steel, iron, brass, wood, foam, and plastics. It is widely used in injection mould, ironware mould, metal molds, shoe mold, drop mold, clock parts, zinc electrodes, copper electrodes, automotive, metal electrodes, metal crafts, jade, metal arts, jewelry, dental crown, and other molding industries. It is especially designed for batch milling molds, watch, eyeglasses, panel, brand, badge, outside surface's sleeking, three-dimensional graphics and words, It’s easy for this milling machine to form 2D or 3D relieves on a wide range of materials.

How Much Does a CNC Milling Machine Cost?

CNC milling machines with different configurations and specifications have different costs. CNC mills from different brands have different service and support, which will lead to different price.
CNC mills from different countries have different different customs, tax rates, different shipping costs. All of these factors will result in the final price.
You will get a price range of $3,000.00 to $120,000.00 from STYLECNC.
If you want to buy a cheap CNC mill overseas, and get the final price, please contact us to get a free quotation, we'll calculate the final price of your required milling machine.

Technical Parameters

Control SystemNC Studio, SYNTEC
DriverYaskawa Servo Motor, Stepper Motor
Capability2D Milling, 3D Milling
Milling Speed6000 mm/min
Price Range$3,000.00 - $120,000.00

What are the Features of CNC Mill?

With the rapid development of the processing industry, CNC mills play an increasingly important role, so what are its features?
High Reliability.
As the integration density of the summary line is increased, the hard connection of the components of the numerical control and the driving device is reduced, and the welding points, the connection points and the exterior are continuously reduced, thereby greatly reducing the failure rate.
Strong Flexibility.
Since the CNC system hardware is universal and standardized, for the control requirements of different machine tools, it is only necessary to change the system control program in the programmable read-only memory. At the same time, due to the modular structure, it is also convenient for the expansion of system functions.
Strong Adaptability.
The adaptive part, so-called flexibility, is the adaptability of the exponentially controlled machine tool to change with the production object. Product processing is carried out on CNC equipment. When the product changes, only the input program of the CNC equipment can be changed to meet the production needs of the new product. There is no need to change the hardware of the mechanical part and the control part, and the production process is automatically completed . This feature not only satisfies the market competition needs for fast product updates, but also solves the problem of automated production of single-piece, small-batch, and variable products. Strong adaptability is the most prominent advantage of CNC equipment, and it is also the main reason for the emergence and rapid development of CNC equipment.
After the use of VLSI, the size of the CNC cabinet is reduced, the programmable interface is used, and the logic circuits of S, M, T (spindle transfer control, auxiliary function and tool parameters) and other sequential control parts are combined with the Nc device. Therefore, all the control boxes are entered into the machine, which reduces the floor space and facilitates the management of the equipment.

How to Buy the Best CNC Mill?

1. Consult:
We will recommend the most suitable mill machine to you after being informed by your requirements.
2. Quotation:
We will offer you with our detail quotation according to the consulted CNC mill. You will get the most suitable specifications, the best accessories and the affordable price.
3. Process Evaluation:
Both sides carefully evaluate and discuss all the details (technical parameters, specifications and business terms) of the order to exclude any misunderstanding.
4. Placing Order:
If you have no doubt, we will send you the PI (Proforma Invoice), and then we will sign a contract with you.
5. Production:
We will arrange the machine production as soon as receiving your signed sales contract and deposit. The latest news about production will be updated and informed to the CNC mill machine buyer during the production.
6. Quality Control:
The whole production procedure will be under regular inspection and strict quality control. The complete machine will be tested to make sure they can work well before out of factory.
7. Delivery:
We will arrange the delivery as the terms in the contract after the confirmation by the buyer.
8. Custom Clearance:
We will supply and deliver all the necessary shipping documents to the buyer and ensure a smooth customs clearance.
9. Support and Service:
We will offer professional technical support and free service by Phone, Email, Skype, WhatsApp, Online Live Chat, Remote Service. We also have door-to-door service in some areas.

CNC Milling Machines for Sale

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Full Automatic CNC Milling Machine for Mold Making

Model: ST7090-2F

$9000.00 - $18500.00

Full automatic CNC milling machine for mold making and other milling works, including metal molds, clock parts, drop mold, copper electrodes, zinc electrodes, metal electrodes, shoe molds, metal arts, metal crafts, jade, dental crown, jewelry and other molding works, the CNC mill can make 2D or 3D relief on various materials.

Desktop Small CNC Milling Machine for Sale

Model: STM6060

$3000.00 - $4000.00

Desktop small CNC milling machine is used for deep milling on metal, such as aluminum, brass, copper and other soft metal materials. Now the best desktop CNC milling machine for sale at cost price.

Cheap CNC Milling Machine for Home Use

Model: ST6060F

$6200.00 - $10000.00

Cheap CNC milling machine for home use is designed for home shop and home business for iron, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, mould steel, MDF sheets, PMMA, PVC Sheet, ABS sheet, KT sheet, timber, gemstone, marble. Now the affordable home CNC mill machine for sale at cheap price.

Small 5 Axis CNC Machining Center for Sale

Model: STM1212E-5A

$80000.00 - $90000.00

Small 5 axis CNC machining center is an entry-level five-axis machining center with HSD 5 axis spindle, which is widely used in mold making, 3D cutting and 3D carving. Now the small five axis CNC machining center for sale at affordable price.

Hobby CNC Milling Machine for Metal

Model: ST6060H

$6000.00 - $6500.00

Hobby CNC milling machine for metal is used to mill, carve, cut and drill on soft metal materials including brass, copper, aluminum, iron, etc. Now the hobby CNC mill for sale at cost price.

Mini 5 Axis CNC Milling Machine for 3D Modeling

Model: STM1212E2-5A

$90000.00 - $120000.00

Mini 5 axis CNC milling machine with double tables is designed for 3D mold making and 3D modeling, such as wood mold making, foam mold making, automotive models, metal mold making, building models. Now the small 5 axis CNC milling machine for sale at affordable price.

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