CNC Express™ Milling Machine

Our CNC Express XL has a huge 28" x 12" travel to accommodate your larger parts! Now with even more powerful motors!!
CNC Express
CNC Express includes Stand and Other Accessories High Quality2 HP, 1 Phase or 3 Phase Motor Zero Backlash Ballscrews Head Tilts 90 Degrees Left & 90 Degrees Right on SQ & XL Variable Frequency Drive & Digital Readout On-the-Fly 35-130% Feed-rate Override Accurate Positioning of Head Tilt Movement
Custom Engineered X Axis Home Reference and End-of-Travel Limit Sensors Quill Feed Motor for Full 3 Axis Coordinated Motion Quill Feed Motor - Rear View High Quality Handwheel for Manual Positioning of X Axis Custom engineered Y axis Home Reference and End-of-Travel Limit Sensors Powerful feed motors & pulley reduction deliver 1300+ oz-in High Quality Handwheel for Manual Positioning of Y Axis


» FAST: Precise, powerful, and over 150 in/min rapids!


» COMPATIBLE: Supports the latest Windows operating systems, includes our advanced USB motion controller, and compatible with most CAD/CAM software.


» RELIABLE: Five year warranty on electronics, one year on mechanics.


» WELL SUPPORTED: Free software updates, and expert technical support.


» FREE EXTRAS: Includes tools, accessories, and skidding on pallets all at no extra charge. (Crating for export extra).

The CNC Express offers the latest advances in technology to provide the highest performing CNC milling machine in its class! The CNC Express is well proven, offers good size working envelope, runs on 115 or 230 VAC single phase power, has high speed machining, and accommodates coolant, and spindle control. The custom made anti-backlash ballscrews allow precision conventional and climb milling operations as well as accurate circular and contour cuts along any pair of axes without time consuming setups. Offering impressive machining power, repeatability, in a relatively small footprint, the CNC Express Milling Machine is now available in 3 sizes from the standard belt driven spindle round column CNC Express to the medium size square column SQ and the extra large XL Gearhead models! Compare the specifications and choose the one that is right for you. If you'd like to have a brochure, here they are: Product Brochure for the Round Column CNC Express or Product Brochure for the Square Column CNC Express SQ or XL

High Speeds
The latest technology constant current chopping drives used in the DriveRack power electronics result in very high feed and rapid rates, while our fully optoisolated motion controller insures maximum reliability with the use of opto-isolated inputs and outputs on ALL connections. Other systems may use direct connection or a printer port whose reliability is typically not suitable for industrial applications.
Low Cost Accessories
Since our CNC machines are designed around existing manual machines, they accept standard tools and accessories. This means you won't have to spend a fortune on specialized or custom tooling. The most commonly needed ones are included with the package for convenience and added savings. We also offer a full assortment of practical tools and accessories to choose from below in the optional accessories section.
MicroKinetics CNC systems are expertly built and performance tested to conform to stringent standards. Detailed assembly, testing procedures and checklists are followed to insure consistent, repeatable, high quality machines.  All components are individually tested and the complete system is tested again as a unit before shipment.
Industry Leader
MicroKinetics offers the best reasonably priced CNC systems and knowledgeable technical support in the industry. Five year warranty on electronics and one year warranty on mechanics. MicroKinetics has been offering CNC systems to educational institutions, hobbyists, research facilities and small machine shops since 1985 using the same business philosophy, expert engineering and technical support!
CNC Express
CNC Express SQ
CNC Express XL
X-axis Travel
17.00" (432 mm)
20.00" (508 mm)
28.00" (711 mm)
Y-axis Travel
 7.00" (178 mm)
 9.00" (229 mm)
 12.00"(305 mm)
Z-axis Travel
5.00" (127 mm)
5.00" (127 mm)
4.75" (121 mm)
.00025" (.00635 mm)
.00025" (.00635 mm)
.00025" (.00635 mm)
Column Type
Round Column
Head Movement
Swivel 360 Degrees
15 7/8" (403 mm)
Tilt 90 Degrees Left
90 Degrees Right
Tilt 90 Degrees Left
90 Degrees Right
Table Size
8 1/4" × 28 1/2"
(210 mm X 724 mm)
9 1/2" × 32 1/2"
(241.3 mm X 825.5 mm)
9 3/8" × 39 1/2"
(238 mm X 1003 mm)
Spindle Taper
Spindle Speeds
12 speeds Belt Selectable
150-3000 RPM
Infinitely Variable Speed 50 to 3000 RPM with included VFD. Torque selectable via gearing
Infinitely Variable Speed 50 to 3200 RPM with included VFD. Torque selectable via gearing
Spindle Motor
Power Req (Spindle)
230VAC 1 PH 10 Amp
230VAC 1 PH 10 Amp
230VAC 1 PH 10 Amp
Power Req (Control)

115VAC 1 PH 15 Amp

(Optional 230VAC 1 PH 8 Amp)

115VAC 1 PH 15 Amp

(Optional 230VAC 1 PH 8 Amp)

115VAC 1 PH 15 Amp

(Optional 230VAC 1 PH 8 Amp)

Floor Space & Height
42" Deep ×58" Wide x 62" Height
(1.07 m x 1.47 m x 1.57 m)
46" Deep ×66" Wide x 68" Height
(1.17 m x 1.68 m x 1.73 m)
50" Deep × 80" Wide x 75" Height
(1.27 m x 2.03 m x 1.91 m)
Net weight
700 lbs. / 317 kg.
765 lbs. / 347 kg.
1000 lbs. / 454 kg.
Gross weight
810 lbs. / 367 kg.
875 lbs. / 398 kg.
1115 lbs. / 506 kg.
CNC Express Unique Advantages:
  • NEW!!! More torque where it counts - Our NEW, custom made 750 oz-in motors deliver 41% more torque in bipolar drive method used here plus a 2:1 pulley ratio produces over 1500 oz-in of torque at the drive shaft. This maximizes the torque available at the full range of speeds, not just the holding torque. The overall performance with a properly engineered system of mechanics and electronics results in very impressive forces at standstill, at typical cutting speeds and at rapid positioning speeds.
  • Limit switches included in both directions on X and Y and up direction on Z for more convenient referencing and for end of travel without relying solely on mechanical dead stops. Mechanical dead stops provide excellent redundancy which comes into play in the event a limit sensor is not recognized for any reason. While the electronic limit sensors almost never fail, it is great to have this design for setup and testing.
  • Lifetime timing belts that are overdesigned. to never break or need replacement in this application but are important in achieving low vibration and smooth operation.
  • High voltage drivers offer impressive high speed performance (over 150 Inches per minute typical).
  • No thrust bearings - We use high performance tapered roller bearings. Many other competing models use thrust bearings which limit the speed and the long term reliability of the machine.
  • The Stand, tray and basic accessories are included with the system at no extra charge.
  • Our own custom designed software with built in graphic test mode and geometry wizards makes it easy! Other systems use generic 3rd party software and they have no control on features or updates. We listen to our customers and add features regularly. Now MillMaster pro offers more G-codes and M-codes than ever, plus Windows 8/7/Vista/XP support.
Master Control Software

MillMaster Pro for Windows controls and graphically simulates a 3-axis milling type CNC control on any PC running Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista/7/8. The CNC part program can be typed directly into the editor screen, or can be generated via a CAD/CAM program. The interactive mode allows you to see the operation performed graphically as you type each CNC line, aiding in part program development or training. For documentation purposes, you can print the graphics screen and the part program together or separately. True circular interpolation on any two axes and simultaneous linear interpolation on all axes are standard. This allows full 3-D surfacing designs to be run on the target 3 axis machine.

Included Accessories:
  • Bed mill base system with 2 HP single phase or 3 phase motor  
  • 5TPI (.200") ballscrews at .003" per foot max linear error 
  • Stepper motors (2) 34M750 (1) 23HT350 
  • DriveRack high performance power multidriver 
  • MN400 Continuous contouring motion controller
  • MillMaster Pro for Windows G-code control & graphical software 
  • Limit switches, cables, and technical manuals. 
  • Included accessories: Cabinet stand with chip pan, shelf and latched door plus the following pictured accessories:
52 piece clamping set

52 Piece Clamping Set

Drill chuck with key

5/8" JT33 Drill Chuck with Key

CNC Vise 4"

6" Precision CNC Vise

Face mill with 4 HSS inserts

Face Mill with 4 HSS inserts

Drill chuck arbor

Drill Chuck Arbor

Optional Accessories
CNC Express Safety Shield

Splash Guard

Covering the front and both sides of the table, this shield provides an added safety measure and retains chips and fluid, keeping the work area clean. The front forward slant design offers improved functionality. No drilling or tapping is needed - the guard mounts easily with two thumbscrews (provided).



Flood Coolant System

Flood Coolant System

Increases tool life, lubricates metal cutting process and reduces heat buildup. Use with water soluble concentrates and light cutting oils. It comes complete with a tank , pump, 6' plastic hose, flexible nozzle with valve, and a screen strainer. The pump comes with a 6' 3-conductor cord with a three- prong plug 110VAC. 110V to 220V transformer available.

6 PC HSS 2 Flute End Mill Set

• High Speed Steel • 3/8" shank • Includes six 2-flute end mills: 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 1/2” •Comes with wooden organizer stand.

3 Jaw Chuck & Adapter for Rotary tables

For 6" table order # 900-0095-004
For 8" table order # 900-0095-010

4 Jaw Chuck & Adapter for Rotary tables

For 6" table order # 900-0095-021

For 8" table order # 900-0095-022

ER16 Collet Set

ER16 Collet Set (10 PCS)

#900-0200-001 (3/32" to 3/8")

#900-0200-002 (1 to 10mm)

20 PC Titanium End Mill Set

• Titanium Coated for longer life • High Speed Steel &bull Center Cutting, Single End • Complete with wooden storage case • 10 pieces 2-flute: 3/16” - 3/4” by 16ths • 10 pieces 4-flute: 3/16” - 3/4” by 16ths

6 PC R8 Milling Collet Set

Made of high grade steel and precision ground to close tolerance. Hardened. Internally thread: 7/16”-20. sizes: 1/8” to 3/4” by 8ths.

Solid Tool Holder Set

R8 End Mill Holder Set

Sizes: 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4".


R8 to ER16 Collet Chuck

R8 to ER16 Collet Chuck

Holds drill bits and end mills.
Use with ER16 collet set.


ER16 Collet Set (10 PCS)

#900-0200-001 (3/32" to 3/8")

#900-0200-002 (1 to 10mm)

Edge Finder

Easy touch off to part sides to establish X and Y zero. Tip has 0.200" diameter.


Digital Probe

Digitizing Probe

Automated part zero locating and shape digitizing. Has 3/8" shaft and includes ruby tip.


Wheel Kit

Express Mill Stand Wheel Kit




Quick Change Tools

R8 QuickChange Tooling
Install the main body on your R8 spindle one time and from then on swap tools in a snap. No more cranking wrenches to change tools and no compressed air needed. #999-6500-090

Variable Speed Display

Variable Spindle Speed

Get remote on/off, direction control, and infinitely variable speeds from 5% to 200% of your motor's natural RPM. With this kit you'll be able to command the RPM or the SFM right from within your program!

MultiCAM Screen

Part Samples

Sample bearing plates
Sample nut mounts


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CNC Express Mill Package



CNC Express Mill SQ Package



CNC Express Mill XL Package



Flood Coolant System



Splash Guard



6 inch CNC Rotary Table



3 Jaw Chuck Kit for 6 inch Rotary Table



4 Jaw Chuck Kit for 8 inch Rotary Table



Tailstock for 6 inch Rotary Table



8 inch CNC Rotary Table



3 Jaw Chuck Kit for 8 inch Rotary Table



4 Jaw Chuck Kit for 6 inch Rotary Table



Tailstock for 8 and 10 inch Rotary Tables



10 inch CNC Rotary Table



3 Jaw Chuck Kit for 10 inch Rotary Table



4 Jaw Chuck Kit for 10-in Rotary Table



Variable Speed Controller, Mill EXPR/SQ/XL



Additional Axis Option 1/2 Stepping (2 to 3)



Additional Axis Option Micro Stepping



Tapping System Tension/Compression



Easychange Tooling System With 6 Tool Holders



15 inch Multi Core Laptop Computer



Suspension Arm for Laptop/PC



6 PC R8 Round Collet Set



6 PC HSS 2 Flute End Mill Set



6 PC HSS 4 Flute End Mill Set



20 PC Titanium End Mill Set



R8 End Mill Holder Set



R8 to ER16 Collet Chuck



ER16 Collet Set (Inch)



ER16 Collet Set (Metric)



Digitizing Probe



Edge Finder



Express Mill Stand Wheel Kit



MultiCAM Millturn CAM Software



The following items are included with a system. They are listed here for re-ordering or for purchasing additional units.


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4 inch CNC Machine Vise



Face Mill



58pc Clamping Set




Prices updated 02/15/2018