CNC Routing, Milling & Machining

The Latest in CNC Routing, Milling & Machining Technology

CNC ROUTING – 3 & 4-Axis

AST has many years of expertise in routing non-ferrous materials. There are times when CNC routing is not only the most efficient but is also the most cost-effective process.

Whether we are cutting Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Phenolics, Plastics, Laminates, or other types of soft material our 3-Axis Routing table can handle the job more efficiently than a Waterjet or Laser. When using a CNC Router, you can control depth which is impossible to do with a Waterjet or Laser. This comes in handy when producing parts that require grooves or steps in the material.

Advanced CNC Routing & Machining CapabilitiesHAAS: GM-2 Gantry Mill

AST Manufacturing advanced its CNC routing & machining capabilities with the 2021 acquisition of the newest machine available from HAAS – the GM-2 Gantry Mill.

The GM-2 is a heavy-duty 4-axis gantry mill, when the rotary indexer is installed, which is designed for serious metal removal and large-part machining, such as airframe components, large plates, and long extrusions. The machine’s rigid steel construction provides a very stable cutting platform.

The GM-2’s large bed size will handle large castings, plates, and assemblies. The machine comes equipped with a 30+1 tool capacity to make changing tools easy. The bed size measures:

  • X Axis: 145”
  • Y Axis: 87.5”
  • Z Axis: 22”

CNC ROUTING – 3 & 4-Axis

AST’s Routing capabilities offer an efficient and precise manufacturing process for the following sheet materials for a wide variety of industries such as oilfield, aerospace, architectural, and automotive:

Routing Work Envelope and Tolerances

  • Non-ferrous materials up to 1.0″ thick
  • 96” X 192” Maximum panel size
  • Tolerances to +/- 0.003″
  • High RPM Spindles (24,000 RPM)

CNC Routing, Milling & Machining Services

  • 3-axis Machining
  • 4-axis Machining
  • Plate Work
  • Precision Machining
  • Small Batch Production
  • Prototype CNC Work


  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Titanium
  • Phenolics
  • Wood
  • Plastics

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AST Manufacturing now offers delivery throughout the DFW area, Waco, Austin, Mineral Wells, and Houston.

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Looking for additional Metal Fabricating services?

Precision Laser Cutting
CNC Machining and Milling
Press Brake
Waterjet Cutting
Band Saw Cutting

In addition, AST also offers Assembly Services to complete your product. We also offer complete CAD/CAM Programming Services for putting your project into production.