About Chatham CNC
Chatham CNC is a small-shop machining and welding company in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Mike Gordeev launched Chatham CNC to meet the growing machining needs in the greater Raleigh area, and to satisfy his ever-present urge to work with metal. Mike eats, breathes, and sleeps machining. Seriously, he keeps machined parts on his nightstand.
Before fabricating automotive manifolds, brackets, and other parts on his CNC 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 is a member of Triangle Miata Roadsters. You can see him almost every month at Cars and Coffee in Morrisville, and every summer at Miatas at the Gap in Western North Carolina.
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 10 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.
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 NC integration, and assembled the mill himself.
The mill has created parts for cars, motorcycles, remote control cars, jet skis, and more.