Mosi Li
Mosi Li

Director Project Engineer at 3Q Machining - China top CNC Machining Custom Part Manufacturer

CNC milling is a process to machine a piece of material by cutting it repeatedly with a rapidly spinning tool. CNC mills are highly versatile and can process many materials including wood, metal, plastic, and foam. However, the cost of the machine may be too high for some products due to CNC Milling typically cost more than manual machining as they feature more complex moving parts which are harder to set up, operate, and maintain; and are capable of more complex operations.

Is CNC milling expensive?

Is CNC milling expensive?

The answer is yes, CNC Milling is expensive for some machined parts especially when the parts are simple design with low volume needs and  non-precise.

CNC milling service is expensive because it requires high-level of accuracy, precision, and automation.

Many manufacturers have turned to CNC milling in recent years due to the benefits it provides. These include higher level of productivity, options for tool selection and material removal. This is a process that has been used for more than a century now but we are still in the early stages of its application and popularity.

Why is CNC so expensive?

Why is CNC so expensive?

CNC is the cost of an average machine that can be used for cutting or drilling. This includes the cost of a laser and software that would measure, cut, or drill a piece of metal or plastic.

The reason why CNC machines are so expensive is because they are computer-driven machines that require complicated software to operate.

CNC is an expensive investment. It may seem easy to get started with a CNC machine, but the costs quickly add up and they can be hard to justify.

However, CNC machines are valuable tools used in many industries. They are used for precision work that is either too costly or not feasible for human hands. Woodworking, robotics, automotive, and aerospace are all industries where CNC machines play a major role in production.

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