There’s a certain appeal to purchasing foreign products. In the automobile industry, for instance, the German-made Audi and BMW are often touted as luxurious, high-tech, and built to last. However, many are unaware of the various advantages and benefits of purchasing products manufactured in the U.S., especially when it comes to equipment utilized for manufacturing.
While foreign companies might dominate the luxury label in their global marketing campaigns, American-made products offer a competitive degree of quality, along with other advantages that are unique to the U.S. industrial manufacturing sphere.
Digital cutters offer an excellent example of how American products provide not only quality but an ingenious edge over their European counterparts. By investing in digital cutters pioneered by US engineers and manufacturers, such as the VersaTech2(TM), a business can move to the forefront of today’s competitive digital finishing industry, and experience a high degree of value retention, investment security, and operational efficiency. In this article, we will further explore the most prominent benefits of buying American-made digital cutters.
When weighing the opportunities of investing in a digital cutter, you want to make sure the system is nimble and able to withstand wear from both time and use. While maintenance and repair can mitigate the risk of part/product deterioration, investing in foreign technology can create some efficiency obstacles. By investing in a foreign machine or company, you risk becoming subject to external control and an overseas timeline.
When you purchase a digital cutter locally, however, it’s much easier to update its systems, learn about new developments or future innovations, and inquire for information or repair on your watch. Ultimately, American-made cutters give businesses more of a predictive advantage, increases client/company communication channels, and can streamline their internal operations.
MCT Digital, for example, strives to enhance business agility. With their innovative, versatile, flexible systems and processes (such as Vision software) MCT positions investors on the “cutting edge” on the finishing market, and help businesses manage, maintain, and update their machines and operations.
Knowledgeable and Accessible Customer Service
If you were to have a question about your system, would you like waiting weeks for a translated response passed through multiple organizations and time zones? With foreign systems, technicians are trained at the factory and tasked with frequently mentoring (or retraining) new employees. For their American clients, critical knowledge can be lost in translation or just isn’t as easily obtainable. By investing in an American-made digital cutter, clients can receive knowledgeable support and service from technicians, some who double as system engineers and designers, in a timely, thorough manner.
Expedite Turnaround Times
Another major perk of buying American: reduced lead time and downtime. Because MCT’s systems are 100% American made, you don’t have to wait weeks or even months for items or parts to arrive from overseas. Even for the most expeditious, efficient foreign manufacturers, the timing involved with shipping can feel as if its is “exponential.”
When working with an American manufacturer such as MCT, spare parts are maintained at an internally-based factory that produces the systems, giving investors easy, affordable access. Shipping times are cut, and in-house part storage provides clients with increased uptime and real-time maintenance consultation.
Potential for Customization
If you want to build a custom system rather than a cookie-cutter product, then you should look into an American-made company. Because our product engineering and manufacturing are co-located in the USA, MCT can more easily provide customization concerning vision, lighting, and cutting area. We put the power in your hands to specify how our product can best meet your business expectations, goals, and needs.
To add another layer of customization to our products, our software, Vision, was developed for and by MCT to bring you the latest technology in your system. We program the Vision software and machine interface in-house, and we’re proud to say that new and custom features are added to the system regularly and quickly, after consultation with our customers. You’ll never again hear: “We don’t see that problem in “XXXXX.”
One of our goals is to provide our customers with the most cost-effective solution overall for their digital cutting needs. To reduce costs, we maintain parts in our warehouse, so we have easy access to supply them to you when needed and to streamline the engineering process for creating your customized product.
Parts cost less without having to factor in overseas shipping. By using high-quality, off-the-shelf, but non-proprietary parts for our MCT products, we can keep costs down and minimize downtime overall.
Supporting Local Companies
When you buy American, you support companies who care about their products and their customers, rather than mass sales, and also recycle profits back into the American economy. When purchasing from MCT, you’ll find a company and partner who cares about your success and strives to ensure that the product you receive is high quality and meets your specification.
MCT Digital 100% designs, engineers, and builds the versaTech2 from start to finish in-house. So you can be assured that you are receiving a quality product from a proud American company.
There are massive benefits to purchasing American-made, especially when it comes to digital finishing products. Remember to look for a realistic American product when deciding on which company to consult as you make your purchasing decision for your next digital cutter.