VMC Series

Vertical Machining Centers

X Travel: 600mm - 1,200mm

Machine Weight: 4,200 Kg - 7,200 Kg









Starting At $69,995

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The DM Advantage is 4C

An end-to-end design & manufacturing solution

The DM VMC Series are high-performance vertical machining centers powered by 4C - our PC-based software and control system. 4C seamlessly integrates 3D CAD/CAM/CNC and CMM in one easy-to-learn package - with no outside software. 3D solid model part programming is done right on the machine’s 40" 4K touch display. From prototype to production manufacturing, DM's VMC Series with 4C has you covered.

Cut a part on day one, bring work in house

If you can run Win10, you can run 4C. No G-code experience is required, and minimal CAD/CAM experience is needed. You'll be able to cut a simple part on day one of training regardless of your CNC experience level. 4C increases workflow efficiency because one person can often replace a conventional CAM programmer and CNC operator.

Learn 4C 5x faster, maximize production

Since 4C runs on the machine, changes to toolpaths are done on the shop floor. You won’t be walking back and forth between the machine and a CAM workstation (like conventional systems). This means program changes are nearly instant, and leads to learning 4C 5x faster than other CAM programs. You’ll also fine-tune your programs in less time, so you can spend more time making chips.

Internet-based support, no finger pointing

When you buy a DM machine, you’re getting an end-to-end solution. DM supports the entire system (electronics/software/mechanical). You’ll have one point of contact for everything, and can video call or instant message directly from your machine. Internet-based support streamlines remote diagnostics and communication. We can even remotely operate your machine, as if we were right there with you.

Standard Equipment

  • Software & Control: 4C CAD/CAM/CNC/CMM by Direct Motion
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Interface: 40" 4K Touch Display
  • Fully Enclosed with Sliding Doors
  • Tool Changer: Arm Automatic Tool Changer (ATC)
  • Spindle: 8000 rpm, BT 40 Taper
  • Linear Rails: XYZ axis
  • Chip Removal: Chip Conveyor
  • Coolant Tank
  • Z Axis Pneumatic Counter Balance
  • Cooling: A/C Unit for Control Cabinet
  • Pendant: Remote Jog Handle
  • PC Hardware: I5 Intel Processor, 8GB Ram, Solid State Drive (SSD), Mouse, Keyboard, Webcam, and Headset
  • Warranty: 1-Year Standard Warranty

Machine Operations

  • Peck Drill
  • Tap
  • Drill & Tap
  • Circular Interpolation Thread Cutting
  • Bolt Circle
  • Circular Interpolation
  • Spiral Interpolation
  • Helical Interpolation
  • Rectangular Pocket
  • Circular Pocket
  • Irregular Pocket
  • Highspeed Irregular pocketing toolpath planning (BETA)
  • Mill Surfacing
  • Single Line Engraving
  • Outline Engraving
  • Emulate Larger Tool Diameter
  • Cleanout Engraving
  • Industry Standard GCodes
  • Internal Diameter (ID) Probing
  • Outside Diameter (OD) Probing
  • Depth Probing
  • Corner Probing
  • Slot Probing Depth Probing
  • Repeating Patterns (ie: repeat GCode file in multiple locations)
  • Subroutines
  • Rotation Repeat
  • Scale
  • XYZ Offset
  • Sweep Angle around X,Y or Z
  • 3d Surfacing
  • Surface of Revolution
  • Surface of Profile

Shop Requirements

Please ensure that your machine shop meets the following minimum requirements before placing an order.
  • Wired high speed internet: 15Mb minimim speed required for remote support via Skype and Logmein
  • Shop Ceiling: 12ft
  • Shop Door: 10ft x 10ft
  • Forklift: 20,000 lb capacity 
  • Electrical: 208-240V, 3Ph power with dedicated disconnect box and appropriate sized breaker (see machine specs). The disconnect box must be within 10ft of the right rear corner of the machine.
  • Shop Air: 100 psi



Import or create 3D CAD solid models
  • Moves programming to the shop floor
  • Removes time delays/errors of CAM to CNC
  • Reduces the CAM to CNC bottleneck
    Windows 10 PC based control High performance, reliable platform at a low cost
    Windows 10 desktop
    • If you can run Win10, you can run 4C
    • No G-code experience is required, minimal CAD/CAM experience is needed
      Automatically create toolpaths from 3D models No tedious line by line code
      Quickly create toolpaths for individual features Allows you to work and learn incrementally
      Nearly instant toolpath changes Fast programming with no more going back to CAM station and waiting
      Fast learning curve We guarantee you'll cut a simple part on day one of training regardless of your CNC experience level
      Empowers the machinist at the machine One person can often replace a CAM programmer and CNC operator, increasing workflow efficiency
      Can handle complex valuable parts Feature based on geometry, surfaces, intersections
      Internet connected PC on the machine The world is at your fingertips
      Online training videos Stream videos and run 4C on the same screen - on the machine
      End-to-end system CAD/CAM/CNC/CMM work together seamlessly
      Single supplier for machine, electronics, software You’ll have one point of contact for the entire system - no finger pointing
      Internet-based support Solve problems and get answers faster and easier by video calling or instant messaging from the machine
      Remote diagnostics send data to DM servers Our tech team can troubleshoot without visiting your shop
      Remote automatic updates Improvements and fixes are easy
      Cloud program storage Never lose a program
      Import G-codes from outside CAM Fits into G code workflow or 4C

      At The Machine Programming on 40" 4K Touch Display

      Our built in 40" touch display is roughly the size of other conventional operator panels. Essentially we have replaced conventional fixed buttons with touch buttons (similar to smartphones). There are 10 different windows that an operator may want to interact with while using the machine, each of these windows can be docked in any location or floated. Multiple graphics screens can be shown simultaneously for different programs or subroutines. Camera(s) can also be mounted inside of the machine for an on screen video feed. The large screen fills up fast when you have this sort of information at your finger tips. Most operators find the standard mouse and keyboard more useful for programming parts, whereas operations such as jogging or changing tools are quicker on the touchscreen. The combination of the two input methods leads to a very productive machine.

      Sit/Stand Operator Panel mounted on a Rotate & Swivel Arm

      Our newly redesigned operator panel can be easily adjusted to the optimal height for operator comfort, while sitting or standing. It is also mounted on a rotate and swivel arm, allowing convenient positioning even partially inside the machine enclosure. Our CNC operator panel is the most convenient and ergonomic of any machining center available in today's market.

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      Software & Control Unit 4C by DM 4C by DM 4C by DM 4C by DM
      X Travel 600mm 870mm 1,000mm 1,200mm
      Y Travel 400mm 550mm 600mm 700mm
      Z Travel 400mm 550mm 600mm 700mm
      Table Length 800mm 1,000mm 1,200mm 1,200mm
      Table Width 400mm 500mm 600mm 600mm
      Table Load Capacity 600 Kg 800 Kg 950 Kg 950 Kg
      Machine Length 2,400mm 2,250mm 2,650mm 2,900mm
      Machine Width 2,400mm 2,200mm 2,400mm 2,500mm
      Machine Height 2,400mm 2,750mm 3,130mm 3,250mm
      Machine Weight 4,200 Kg 5,300 Kg 6,500 Kg 7,200 Kg
      Spindle Taper BT 40 BT 40 BT 40 BT 40
      Spindle Nose to table Min 130mm 130mm 150mm 150mm
      Spindle Nose to Table Max 530mm 680mm 750mm 850mm
      Spindle Power Continuous 11 kW 11 kW 20 kW 20 kW
      Spindle Power (30 min rating) 17 kW 17 kW 30 kW 30 kW
      Spindle Power Peak 22 kW 22 kW 40 kW 40 kW
      Spindle Speed Standard 8,000 rpm 8,000 rpm 8,000 rpm 8,000 rpm
      Spindle Speed Upgrade 12,000 rpm 12,000 rpm 12,000 rpm 12,000 rpm
      Feed Rate 15.25m/min 15.25m/min 15.25m/min 15.25m/min
      Rapid Rate 25.40m/min 25.40m/min 25.40m/min 25.40m/min
      Repeatability 0.003mm 0.003mm 0.003mm 0.003mm
      Accuracy 0.005mm / 300mm 0.005mm / 300mm 0.005mm / 300mm 0.005mm / 300mm
      ATC Number of Tools 16 24 24 24
      ATC Tool Change Time t-t 1.5 seconds 1.5 seconds 1.5 seconds 1.5 seconds
      ATC Tool Change Time c-c 5.0 seconds 5.0 seconds 5.0 seconds 5.0 seconds
      ATC Max Tool Length 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm
      ATC Max Tool Diameter (full) 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm
      ATC Max Tool Diameter (no adjacent tools) 130mm 130mm 130mm 130mm
      ATC Max Tool Weight 8 Kg 8 Kg 8 Kg 8 Kg
      Wall Circuit breaker requirement
      (If electrical service is less than specified
      values, then spindle peak power can be
      lowered to match)
      75 amps 75 amps 125 amps 125 amps