ANR Manufacturing Ltd

Unit 1, Jacksons Industrial Estate
Wessex Road Bourne End
Buckinghamshire SL8 5DT
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CNC Milling

What is CNC milling?

Milling is the process of machining using rotary cutters to remove excess material by advancing a cutter into a work piece. This may be done by changing the direction on one or several axes, and via cutter head speed and pressure.

A CNC milling machine is operated through the use of computerised controls to manoeuvre the cutting tool into position. The cutter is used to create slots, holes and other details into a piece of material to turn it into a useful part. These machines are able to operate with a high degree of precision. 

There are several types of CNC machines, all of which are operated via a computer and each come with certain capabilities:


  • 2-axis machines: They are able to cut holes and slots either vertically or horizontally, but only in one direction. With these machines you only have an x and a z axis.
  • 3-axis machines: As the name suggests you get an extra axis here. A y-axis is added to allow the machine to cut vertically and in any direction. However it does not allow you to cut from below.
  • 4-axis machines: These machines add another level of complexity by having the ability to rotate on the x axis.
  • 5-axis machines: 5-Axis machines provide infinite possibilities as to part sizes and shapes. They allow the operator to process five sides of a part in a single setup, moving across the X, Y and Z linear axes as well as rotating on the A and B axes.


Here at ANR we supply high quality and high tolerance CNC milling machining to meet client demand. We have access to the latest technology and use 5-axis milling machines to obtain the best finish possible. This provides our engineers with the capability to produce complex parts in a very rapid time, allowing orders to be met on time or before schedule.

If you are looking for a reliable, experienced and competitively priced company to undertake your CNC milling requirements then please do not hesitate in contacting us now.