Best CNC milling machine in china

TOPSATR is a leading manufacturer of CNC milling machines in China. The VMC machines we manufacture are widely welcomed by customers all over the world. Whether you need a tapping center or a vertical machining center, we can meet your needs very well.

CNC Milling Machine

TOPSTAR CNC milling machine model

TOPSTAR is a leading manufacturer of CNC milling machines in China. The CNC milling machines we manufacture are mainly vertical CNC milling machines, which are usually called vertical machining centers. They all have great advantages.

TOPSATR T Series CNC Tapping Centers feature a small footprint. Ultra-compact High-Speed CNC Tapping Center. 12,000 to 20000 RPM BT30 spindle which can rigid tap at 6,000 RPM. if you Looking for high efficiency and affordable CNC tapping and drilling center, our T series is the best choice. High-performance CNC tapping center with leading-edge bt30 spindle machining capabilities and tool storage capacity to achieve high productivity.

TOPSTAR V series CNC milling machines are also called vertical machining centers or VMC machines. They are the first choice for all kinds of parts and mold machining. Whether you need heavy cutting or precision machining, they can well meet your needs.

Each of the TOPSTAR V-series Vertical Machining Center has been engineered and manufactured from the finest components and with the operator in mind. All controls of each of our vertical milling machines are centralized for ease of operation in either hand or power feed mode.

CNC Vertical Milling Machine
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V856 Vertical CNC Milling Machine
VMC1165 CNC Milling Machine

Technical Specifications of TOPSTAR CNC Milling Machine

TOPSTAR is a CNC milling machine manufacturing expert in China. We have rich experience in manufacturing vertical CNC milling machines and compact machining centers. The following are the technical parameters of some CNC machines that we recommend. If they do not meet your needs, please contact us, we also support CNC machine customization.

Advantages of our CNC milling machine

Each TOPSTAR CNC milling machine is designed and manufactured with high-quality materials, fully considering the actual processing needs, and adopts the best structural design to improve the accuracy and stability of the CNC machine.

TOPSTAR CNC milling machine is easy to operate, as long as you have operated a CNC machine tool, you can get started quickly. We cooperate with the current excellent CNC controller manufacturers on the market to provide customers with a variety of economical CNC systems to choose from. For example, FANUC, Siemens, Mitsubishi, etc., you can contact us if you have any needs.

TOPSTAR CNC milling machines can be adapted to the manufacturing of various industries. Whether you are an individual user, a start-up company or a large enterprise, they can meet your processing needs. TOPSTAR CNC is able to provide a vertical milling machine solution for the aerospace, medical, defense , automotive, and other industries requiring cutting high-value, complex parts from difficult to machine materials.

Perfectly Designed Machine Structure

Perfectly designed machine structure

TOPSTAR CNC milling machine adopts best Meehanite cast iron frame tempered for stress relief to ensure structural stability without deformation.

The base is mounted with high precision linear ways with a high feed rate, allowing the machine to perform the high-speed cutting.

Perfectly Designed Machine Structure

Stable herringbone rigid column

The column of our vertical CNC mill adopts a herringbone structure, which has been carefully analyzed and designed by the designer to improve rigidity。
The column base is reinforced to increase structural strength and rigidity. With this special design, the VMC machine will exhibit ultra-high stability during high-speed operations.

Perfectly Designed Machine Structure

The thickened honeycomb fuselage structure

The X / Y / Z axis uses high-precision, high-speed linear guides for smooth motion, fast speed, low vibration, low noise, and high precision. Thickened honeycomb base: This structural design makes the vertical CNC mill base more stable during the actual production process, thus reducing machine vibration.

Perfectly Designed Machine Structure

Fast automatic tool changer(ATC)

Cutter is the most important accessory of CNC vertical milling machine. Our CNC milling machine is equipped with an automatic tool changer (ATC).
Their time to change tools is between 1-2 seconds. And there are BT30 and BT40 to choose from. Automatic tool changer is a good partner that can improve the machining efficiency of VMC machine tools.

Optional 4-Axis Or 5-Axis Rotary Table

Optional 4-axis or 5-axis rotary table

Equipping the CNC vertical milling machine with a 4-axis or 5-axis turntable can complete more complex parts processing, and save processing time and the number of parts clamping.
Choose the rotary table that meets your needs. The rigidly constructed 4/5th axis rotary table is excellent in indexing accuracy and repeatability. The minimum indexing unit is 0.001 degree.

Belt And Direct-Drive Spindles​

Belt and direct-drive spindles

TOPSTAR CNC vertical milling machine offers a variety of spindle options.
Belt-drive spindle speed at 8,000 rpm or 10,000 rpm available (BT40).
Or you can opt for a Direct-Drive spindle speed at 12,000 rpm (BT40).
The spindle is dynamically balanced for extremely smooth running. You can enrich your machine with a Central Coolant System (CTS 20bar) as well.

The Best Circuit Design​

The best circuit design

The circuit is the core part of the CNC vertical milling machine. Each of our VMC machine circuits are designed and completed by electrical engineers. After strict inspection and testing, the CNC vertical milling machine can be delivered to the customer. All circuit components use international brands such as Schneider to ensure the overall quality of the machine tool.

Laser Inspection And Ball Bar Test​

Laser inspection and ball bar test

We ensure that the quality of each machine will meet our customers`requirements, rigorous inspections test are conducted. A sophisticated laser unit is employed to inspect the three-axis accuracy. Including linear positioning, positioning, accuracy, pitch error, backlash, and more. A ball bar tester is employed for inspecting servo accuracy, static and dynamic geometric errors.

Learn about TOPSTAR

Guangdong Topstar Technology Co., Ltd. (abbr. Topstar, stock code: 300607) is the first listed core robot enterprise in Guangdong Province. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Dalingshan Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, with a registered capital of 266 million RMB.

TOPSTAR is one of the leading manufacturers of CNC milling machines in China. Whether you need a compact machining center or a vertical CNC milling machine, we can meet your needs very well. TOPSTAR has a complete pre-sales and after-sales service system. Our professional sales engineers will provide you with services such as CNC machine selection suggestions. The after-sales team provides you with comprehensive after-sales protection at any time.

TOPSTAR adheres to the corporate mission of “making industrial manufacturing better” and has long been committed to the innovation and application of industrial manufacturing automation. Through intelligent equipment with industrial robotsinjection molding machines and CNC machine as the core, as well as controllers, servo drives, and vision system as three core technologies create an intelligent hardware platform driven by core technologies, and provide manufacturing enterprises with turnkey solutions for smart factories.

Components used in our CNC milling machine

WX20210804 163801@2x 1

CNC milling machine: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Table of Contents

CNC milling machines are still the most common machine tool in the manufacture of metal parts. The most common milling machines are vertical machining centers and horizontal machining centers.

The range of vertical and horizontal CNC machining centers ranges from 3-axis CNC milling machines to 5-axis CNC milling machines. If you want to buy a CNC milling machine then this guide is for you.

1. What is a CNC milling machine?

CNC Milling Machines are incredibly useful pieces of machinery to both commercial and industrial production. 

The aerospace industry, the medical industry and the electronics industry are all able to benefit from the products of CNC Milling , and what makes them so unique?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control milling. 

This essentially means that the milling machine is moved and monitored by numerical computer control, rather than by hand. 

CNC milling tools perform a machining process similar to drilling and cutting parts with incredible precision, and therefore leave no room for human error. 

The process is an increasingly popular industrial solution since it can accommodate detailed sizes and shapes of all kinds of material.

CNC milling machine

2. What are the types of CNC milling machines?

There are many types of CNC milling machines, which can be divided into vertical CNC milling machines and horizontal CNC milling machines based on their structure and motion form. 

3-axis CNC milling machines, 4-axis CNC milling machines and 5-axis CNC milling machines are distinguished by the number of axes. 

These are the commonly used types of CNC milling machines in actual work.

3. How does a CNC Milling Machine work?

The main work of the CNC milling machine is milling and drilling. Of course, different types of CNC milling machines have different working forms. 

The vertical CNC milling machine has the spindle vertically moving up and down while the CNC horizontal milling machine spindle is moving up and down horizontally.

4. What Is a Vertical Milling Machine?

The most common type of milling machine, a vertical milling machine features a vertically oriented spindle that holds, as well as rotates, the cutting tool against the stationary workpiece. 

The spindle is capable of moving up and down — all while pressing against the workpiece to remove material.

There are actually two distinct types of vertical milling machines: turret milling machines and bed milling machines. 

In a turret milling machine, the spindle and table can move perpendicular and parallel to the axis. In comparison, bed milling machines only move the table perpendicular to the axis. 

Many manufacturing companies prefer turret milling machines because of their versatility. 

They are able to perform a wider range of milling operations than bed milling machines, making them a smart investment for manufacturing companies.

5. What is a Horizontal Milling Machine?

Horizontal milling machines feature a similar design in which a spindle containing a rotating cutting tool presses against a workpiece to remove material from the workpiece. 

With that said, horizontal milling machines differ from their vertical counterparts in several ways. 

The biggest difference between these two types of milling machines is the orientation of the spindle. 

With vertical milling machines, the spindle features a vertical orientation. With horizontal milling machines, the spindle features a horizontal orientation. In other words, horizontal milling machines mount the cutting tool on a horizontally oriented spindle that’s able to selectively remove material from the stationary workpiece.

Furthermore, horizontal milling machines usually feature different cutting tools than vertical milling machines. 

While vertical milling machines usually have long and thin cutting tools, horizontal milling machines have shorter and thicker cutting tools.

Horizontal milling machines are able to perform heavier, deeper cuts than vertical milling machines. As a result, manufacturing companies often use them to cut grooves or slots into workpieces. 

Hopefully, this gives you a better understanding of the differences between vertical milling machines and horizontal milling machines.

6. What is a 3-axis CNC milling machine?

Our most common CNC milling machine is usually a 3-axis CNC milling machine.

It is composed of 3 axes of motion, X, Y, and Z.

3-axis milling evolved from the practice of rotary filing, and is a milling process that operated on two axes, the X & Y axis.

In 3 axis machining, the workpiece remains still while the cutting tool moves along the three axes to mill the part.

3-axis machining still one of the most widely used techniques to create mechanical parts, and can be used for automatic/interactive operation, milling slots, drilling holes, and cutting sharp edges.

What is a 3-axis CNC milling machine


7. What is a 4-axis CNC milling machine?

4-axis CNC milling machine is evolved on the basis of three-axis

4-axis CNC milling machine includes four movable axes X, Y, Z, A

This adds a rotation about the X-axis, called the A-axis.

The spindle has 3 linear axes of movement (X-Y-Z), like in 3-axis machining, plus the A-axis occurs by rotation of the workpiece.

There are a few different arrangements for 4 axis machines, but typically they are of the ‘vertical machining’ type, where the spindle rotates about the Z axis.

What is a 4-axis CNC milling machine

8. What is a 5-axis CNC milling machine?

5-axis CNC milling machines, also called 5-axis machining centers, are generally divided into three types.

Head rotating type, table swing type, 3+2 type five-axis CNC milling machine.

A 5-axis CNC machine has two extra rotary axes which opens the door to an infinite number of machining possibilities.

The types of rotary axis include rotary axes A, B and C which rotates around the X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis respectively.

While these are three extra axes and not two, they’re still considered 5 axes in total.

The combination of the additional axes is machine dependent and can come in any combinations of AB, AC or BC.

What is a 5-axis CNC milling machine


9. What are the benefits of CNC milling machines?

You will find many of its benefits when using a CNC milling machine.
The following are the main advantages of using a CNC milling machine.

Cost Effective

CNC milling machines can bring you higher processing efficiency, you do not need to be equipped with a worker for each milling machine like a manual milling machine. One worker can operate several CNC milling machines at the same time. The CNC milling machine is more efficient, which makes its return rate higher.

Mass production

Master the operation of the CNC milling machine, you can realize mass production by making fixtures, and you can complete the processing of multiple products at one time.

More precise

The CNC milling machine is controlled by a CNC controller and is equipped with a servo motor, which enables the CNC milling machine to complete more precise processing.

10. What are the other names of CNC milling machines?

CNC milling machine is also called machining center, vertical CNC milling machine is also called vertical machining center (referred to as VMC or VMC machine), horizontal CNC milling machine is also called horizontal machining center (referred to as HMC or HMC machine), of course there are some details Sub-products such as tapping center, double-column machining center (also called gantry machining center).

11. What are the main components of a CNC Milling Machine?

CNC milling machine frame

The frame is the foundation of the CNC milling machine. All other core components of the CNC milling machine are installed on the frame. Different types of CNC milling machines have different frame structures. For example, the frame of a vertical CNC milling machine consists of two parts, one is a column and the other is a base.


The main shaft is one of the core components of a CNC milling machine. All processing tasks are completed by the rotation of the main shaft. The main shaft of a vertical CNC milling machine moves vertically up and down.

The main shaft of the horizontal CNC milling machine moves horizontally up and down.

There are different types of spindles, such as belt spindles, direct-drive spindles, built-in electric spindles, gear spindles, etc.

This is mainly different from its transmission method.

Lead screw and guide rail

Lead screw and guide rail are the core components of CNC milling machine movement.

Its quality affects the accuracy and running speed of the CNC milling machine.

The lead screws and guide rails used by TOPSTAR CNC milling machines are all made by German Rexroth.

We have established a good cooperative relationship before.

server system

The servo system of the CNC milling machine includes a servo motor and a driver.

The power of the servo motor determines its torque.

The torque of the CNC milling machine affects the processing of the CNC milling machine.
At present, mainstream servo motors and drives are matched with CNC controllers, and the main brands are Fanuc, Mitsubishi, Heidenhain, Siemens and so on.

Automatic tool changer (ATC)

Automatic tool changer is the core equipment of CNC milling machine.

Although it is not necessary, it is very helpful for improving processing efficiency.

Avoid the need to frequently change tools in the actual machining process.

CNC controller

Different brands of CNC controllers have a greater impact on the accuracy of surface gloss.

The servo motors and drives of CNC milling machines are usually matched with CNC controllers.

At present, the most widely used CNC controllers are FANUC, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Heidenhain and SYNTEC.

cooling system

The high-speed rotation of the CNC milling machine spindle will generate a lot of heat during the machining process.

This heat needs to be cooled by the cooling system.

Otherwise, running over temperature for a long time will cause damage to the spindle.

The cooling system is usually oil-cooled. The cooling oil is transferred to the spindle through the oil cooler to make it cool quickly.

Lubrication system

The CNC milling machine will continuously move during work.

The lubrication system is to provide continuous lubrication for these movements to reduce the wear on the lead screw and guide rail.

The lubrication system will work intermittently according to the set time.

12. How much does a CNC Milling Machine cost?

Different types of CNC milling machines or CNC machining centers have different prices.

The price of a CNC milling machine is usually determined according to its processing range.

Generally, the larger the itinerary, the higher the price.

In addition, there are CNC controllers, automatic tool changers, spindle speeds, etc., which are all factors that affect the price of CNC milling machines.

13. How to choose a CNC milling machine?

Choosing the right CNC milling machine is a good issue.

Most novices do not know how to choose a CNC milling machine that suits them.

This very much depends on the following key considerations:

  • What standard or application is the machine used for?
  • How many axes will the machine have? 3 axis or 5 axis
  • What is the size of the machine needed (depending on the machined part)?
  • Do you need a pallet changer – automatic or manual?
  • What is the spindle power and Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) needed?
  • What is the degree of accuracy required?
  • What are the materials that will be used for machining?
  • What are the CTS systems, size and CNC control systems needed?
  • Do you need to manufacture only for mass production or will custom manufacturing be needed?

14. Where can You Buy CNC Milling Machines?

CNC milling machine is not a cheap product.

So you need to find a CNC milling machine that suits you and is at the right price.

There are many brands of CNC milling machines and machining centers around the world.

As the leading brand of Chinese CNC milling machine manufacturers, TOPSTAR is worthy of your choice.

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