Three Ways to Invest in Your Manufacturing Team

As an owner or manager of a manufacturing company, you know that your team is just as important as any facet of your business. An excellent CNC machine operator is the result of years of investment—and worth keeping around for the long haul. Diversified Machine...

Your Small Manufacturing Company Matters—More than You Realize

You can find the words “Support Small Business” printed on yard signs and posted in shopfront windows, but for Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) these words are so much more than a neat catchphrase. We know that small manufacturing companies are the backbone of the...

CNC Routers Are Changing the Cabinet Industry

The cabinet industry is at its best when it provides a platform for skilled craftspeople to put their genius to work. And the best CNC routers maintain that artistic integrity, while increasing output and ROI. At Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), we’ve seen the...

The DMS 5-Axis Lineup

When considering a 3-axis or 5-axis CNC router, every manufacturer must decide which machine is best suited to their unique needs. A 3-axis machine functions along the X, Y, and Z axes and is locked into lateral and vertical movements along straight lines. This is...

How 3D Printing is Changing Manufacturing

Tools make history. The printing press led directly to the Renaissance, and the assembly line launched the Industrial Revolution. As people look to the future and wonder what giant shifts will come next, it only makes sense to pay attention to the new tools that are...

What Links CNC Technology with the Defense Industry?

Early in the Cold War, the US Air Force commissioned a man named John T. Parsons to build a machine that would allow them to manufacture helicopter blades and aircraft skins with greater efficiency and speed. What he formulated, with its motorized axes and ability to...

How Buying from an American OEM Could Save You Money

We’ve all heard people praising the advantages of American-made products. We know that local business sows money back into the US economy, fosters American ingenuity, and bolsters the job market. This raises the water level for all of us, creating meaningful work at...

Unconventional Uses of CNC Machines

When you think about CNC machining, aerospace and automotive industries probably come to mind. But the uses of a CNC machine go far beyond those familiar sectors—into an inventor’s shop, an artist’s studio, or even the farthest reaches of space. CNC machining is an...

5 Rookie Mistakes for the CNC Operator to Avoid

On every CNC shop floor you’re likely to run into the same rookie mistakes. The learning curve for operating a CNC machine skillfully is steep, and beginners can benefit from some good pointers at the outset. Knowing what to do—and, more importantly,...

3? 4? 5? How Many Axes Does My CNC Machine Need?

If you are new to CNC machining, you’ve probably noticed all the new vocabulary that comes with the trade. Experienced operators tend to throw around terms like “high-rail moving gantry” or “tangential oscillating knife” like they are common lingo. So when you...

The Many Uses of a Tangential Oscillating Knife

If you frequently work with rubber, foam, or other soft materials you may have heard of a Tangential Oscillating Knife. But what exactly is this technology and how can it be utilized in your particular industry? We at Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) have several...

Three Questions before Your CNC Upgrade

So, after a lot of thought you’re finally ready to pull the trigger on a bigger, better CNC machine. You’ve been using your tabletop router for some time, but it’s just not cutting it anymore (pun intended). You need a more productive, capable, reliable machine....
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