About Chatham CNC
Chatham CNC came to life in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Mike Gordeev launched Chatham CNC to meet the growing machining needs in the greater Raleigh area and to get paid for something he loves to do. Mike eats, breathes, and sleeps machining. Seriously, he keeps machined parts on his nightstand.
Before machining automotive manifolds, brackets, and other parts on his CNC (computer numerical control) mill, he designed and built the mill himself. Read more about the mill's design and power below. It does just about everything except make doughnuts.
Mike has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University where he was the Suspension Subsystem Leader on the Stony Brook Motorsports Team (Society of Automotive Engineers Mini Baja).
Mike has more than ten years of machine shop experience. He's well-versed in precision lathe, milling work, and exotic manufacturing processes. Outside of his machining experience, he originally started working as a test engineer on automotive, defense, and aerospace projects. Now he primarily designs vibration control systems for helicopters. He has a firsthand understanding of environmental and structural testing and uses that experience when developing designs for prototypes, parts, and fixtures.
CNC (computer numerical control) Mill
Mike designed a custom CNC milling platform with a 14” x 11.5” x 7” (XYZ) work volume and 0.001” tolerance and repeatability. He fabricated all components, performed Numerical Control (NC) integration, and assembled the mill himself.
The mill has created parts for cars, motorcycles, jet skis, remote control cars, and more.