How Buying from an American OEM Could Save You Money

by | May 26, 2022 | Diversified Machine Systems

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 home instead of outsourcing our jobs elsewhere.

What might be less obvious, however, is how that directly impacts your wallet.

For 30 years, Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) has manufactured CNC machines in the United States, and we’ve seen how that leads directly to customer savings. As an American Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), we have always found great value in fabricating and assembling our machines in-house at our headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. This has served countless customers by giving them a product they can trust—while saving them significant sums of money.

How could buying from an American OEM save you money? It comes down to three things: quality, stability, and time.


Two chefs can work from the exact same recipe and get vastly different results, depending on the ingredients they use. In cooking, as in manufacturing, a finished product is ultimately just the sum of its parts.

Imported OEMs may appear to have similar designs and engineering, but their quality varies wildly. Because federal labor laws do not apply to foreign countries, the decreased transparency and varying standards present a risk in the durability and function of a CNC machine. Just because the machine looks good, doesn’t mean it’s built to last.

DMS machines are widely recognized for their superior durability and repeatability. All of our CNC machines feature a stress-relieved steel frame that is completely fabricated and assembled in-house, ensuring that our machines meet the highest standards of quality. This has a direct effect on your wallet, saving you the hassle and expense of tiresome repairs, recalls, or returns. The consistent quality of your products will keep your customers coming back for more.


No matter how much we hoped that life would return to normal by 2022, the times continue to be unpredictable. With news of clashing nations, skyrocketing gas prices, and the lingering effects of COVID, we have a newfound appreciation for stability, especially as it affects our bank accounts.

There’s no better time to return to local economies. In manufacturing, instability always comes with a cost, but that cost can often be avoided. Buying from an American OEM removes layers of chaos factors that pile on with dependence on global markets—all while facilitating a better return on financial investments. You can avoid costly halts on your shop floor and maintain a consistent production schedule that optimizes output. It’s a lot easier to turn a profit when you aren’t banking on an OEM that’s halfway around the world.


It’s been one year since a giant container vessel got stuck in the Suez Canal, but we still remember its devastating effects. Tying up over $1 billion in cargo, the fiasco was a drain on the global economy and, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, “broke global trade.” This was an exceptional mishap, but the uncertainties of global trade make shipping delays increasingly commonplace.

Time is money, as the saying goes, and shipping delays are a significant drain on both. Because DMS machines are American-made, you don’t have to worry about missing materials or shipments that get stuck in Egypt. Buying a CNC machine from an American OEM eliminates the risk of untold months of delays and gets your machines up and running as quickly as possible. You can easily view the estimated build time on many DMS products, and you can also make a direct inquiry about any machine on our website. We strive for transparency about build times and shipping speeds.

With an American OEM you can be assured of high quality, great stability, and more time—all of which lead to a better return on your investment. That’s why Diversified Machine Systems has always manufactured American-made CNC machines that make the most of every dollar.

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