Sharing is caring (cheap and reliable CNC services)

Hi guys, Looking for a Chinese manufacturer to pull out some parts for a small project. Quite A few ppl have made/created stuff through a Chinese company and I wonder why ppl don’t share their experiences? There are a ton of companies out there but which one can I trust? Are the parts in spec? Do they actually use the material I am asking for (biggest concern)? Lots of unknowns here …


I’ve used star prototyping services before and they provided pretty solid service. Not terribly cheap though.


I’ve heard about Starrapid before. While asking for some quote I came across which provided me an incredible low quote (30% cheaper than 3dHubs). Then I got a quote from an Australian company which was like 3 times as expensive as 3dHubs.

What are you looking to get made

Hey mate, I’m in Aus and I’m hoping to be getting a mini lathe sometime after Christmas (with a good deal). I’m by far no master but have used lathes a bit at school and if it’s just some basic stuff you need done hit me up and I’ll see if I can help you out.

This goes for other peeps in Aus too

Thanks for the offer but I fear that the parts can’t be done on a regular mill or lathe. We got a small lathe (Wabeco) too as well a mill/drill press station.

Skateboard truck (6 parts in total).

Oh nice, how many pcs would you make. Greatly effects pricing

Just a set for myself. I am prepared to spend some $$.

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Hi, just found your post, do you want to add alternative supplier? WUXI DO MACHINING We are small but professional CNC machine shop, we excel at aluminum and other metal parts.

It’s not a bad thing to have one more alternative supplier. Right? WUXI DO MACHINING