AutoMateCNC - Who We Are


AutoMateCNC - Who We Are
Production Grade CNC Machines - Best Prices

AutoMateCNC offers a broad line of production quality CNC lathes and mills - at very reasonable prices.  These CNC tools are designed & built for small manufacturers & independent craftsmen.

Each AutoMateCNC machine is built on a foundation of top quality components. 

The Siemens 808D Industrial CNC Control with conversational programming comes standard on each machine.  AutoMateCNC has developed a strong partnership with Siemens USA to further the development of the Siemens 808D and to provide training and support for vocational education.

The AutoMateCNC warranty leads the industry and includes 18 months parts replacement warranty on the machine.  PLUS, a 3 year "in-the-field" warranty on the Siemens CNC control.

AutoMateCNC lathes and mills are production grade CNC tools that are built for real CNC parts production.  AutoMateCNC machines are a standard above "personal CNC" machines, even though our low prices match those of popular personal CNC machines on the market.

The Early Days - With Smithy

The founders of AutoMateCNC started in machine tools 30 years ago.  Our first product line was the Smithy line of machine tools.

At the time we were operating a John Deere farm machinery dealership. The experience gained working with John Deere provided a good foundation for building a strong organization.  We also learned a great deal about how to design, manufacture, and sell high quality machinery.

The first machines we developed were small multi-purpose bench top tools that fit small shop and garage settings. Smithy machines are designed to last a lifetime.  These machines provide quality and ease-of-use features that Smithy owners appreciate. Since that time the product line has expanded to include a variety of custom built specialty machine tools that fit more advanced applications. 

Ten years ago we could see the direction US manufacturing was heading.  We made the decision to move strongly into small, low-cost CNC production machines.  The final result is the AutoMateCNC line of lathes and mills for small shop manufacturers.  Other strong applications include vocational education and prototyping.

AutoMateCNC - Engineers & Machinists
Engineering and Design

Through the years we have built a strong team of engineers and machinists.  These good people have worked hard to improve the design of small machine tools. We are committed to continual improvement in designing and sourcing machine tools for applications that fit small shop manufacturers.

We have worked with a number of larger companies to design and produce custom machine tools.

Recently we partnered with General Dynamics to design and produce a unique line of custom tools for a branch of the US military. We continue to learn and improve on our design and engineering capabilities.

Detroit Machine Tools

The founders of the Smithy and AutoMate CNC product lines manage these brands under the company name - Detroit Machine Tools.

Based near Detroit, Michigan, we are at the epicenter of metal parts manufacturing in North America. We are manufacturers and we focus on the design and delivery of quality machine tools. 

Quality, low cost, and high efficiency are built into our tools.  Each is "Guaranteed to Pay It's Own Way". Every day, our machine tools are used in parts production and maintenance operations across North America - in thousands of shops.

We see growth for small manufacturing in America during the coming years. Our goal is to provide small manufacturers with cost-effective tools to help them make parts profitably.  We want to see small US manufacturers increase their competitiveness in world markets.  

The opportunity is there!

AutoMateCNC - Detroit
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