Our Company

In today's modern global economy, products are designed, sourced, and sold all over the world. Our machinery and control systems are no exception. Direct Motion, Inc. (DM) is a CNC technology company based in Southern California. We focus on CNC hardware and software and have found sources, contractors, and partners around the world from which we have created a very complete team and product line.

DM produces accurate and powerful CNC machines featuring DM-CNC, our Windows-based control system. All DM machines feature a 40" 4K touch display for fast and easy CNC programming right at the machine.

Our Mission

We believe the world needs a modern approach to solve the challenges of modern manufacturing. Internet and PC technology are used in every industry and will become more prevalent and important to manufacturers in the future. Our mission is to properly utilize this technology to help manufacturers streamline processes and evolve with modern technology.

DM Shop - Chino, California
DM History
Jun 26 2017
DM released our 3D solid model "at the machine" software. Import 3D CAD models or create new ones at the machine or on your desktop.
Aug 2016 DM moved all operations to a new location in Southern California The new 11,000 sq ft building is home to our vertical machining center show room and CNC head porting
Jun 2015 We modified the 4K touch display to a more conventional horizontal mount. It also rotates and can be adjusted vertically, creating a sit or stand desk.
May 2015
Production was started on four more machines at Zision. This includes a VMC644, VMC855, VMC1066 4th Axis, and a VMC1277.
Jul 2014
We received our prototype VMC855 from our partners overseas. This is our demo machine and has also been used in product development.
Nov 2013
DM leased office space in Zhuji, which is 15 minutes from Zision. This has enabled DM personnel to oversee quality control at the factory.
Oct 2013
After visiting 10+ machine tool factories in China, DM selected Zision as our machine tool supplier and ordered VMCs to get the project off the ground.
May 2013 DM started our VMC project. We hired a full time bilingual chinese agent who had previously assisted with our electronics production in China.
2012 Support for high resolution multi-turn biss encoders was added.
2011 DM's pc based Serial Control system was released for all Rottler machines.
2007 DM started producing automatic tool changers and complete cnc machining centers - sold through Rottler
Rottler engine building machines featuring DM CNC hit the market.
2003 DM switched from dc brush servos to brushless servo motors and started controlling high power spindles.
2002 DM opened the doors of our subsidiary company, Direct Motion Head Porting - our 5 Axis CNC Porting and Digitizing service.
1999 Our single processor control patent was granted.
1998 We converted our CNC software library to run on the Windows 95 operating system. Our initial DOS software versions were depreciated.
1996 DM relocated to Southern California and started working with Taiwanese importers. Around this time we discontinued our CNC retrofit packages and started selling new knee mills and bed mills with our control system.
1991 Our first systems were sold in the early 90s. We called ourselves Micro Motion back then and sold knee mill retrofits. A lot has changed since, but the Single Processor PC based CNC concept is still the same.
1985 The single processor PC based CNC concept research and development was started by Jim Trounson