A turn for the better at Goodman

Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, has supplied Milton Keynes based motorsport subcontractor Goodman Precision Engineering (GPE) with a new multi-tasking Doosan turning centre. The machine, a compact 6” chuck Lynx 2100LY lathe, is equipped with: roller LM guideways; a 15 kW/6000 rpm spindle; a servo-driven turret (12/24 position); the latest Fanuc control featuring 15” touchscreen iHMI; integrated Y axis (±52.5 mm); and driven tooling (3.7 kW/6000 rpm). GPE’s new Lynx 2100LY is the first Doosan machine at the company.

“Machining components to exacting tolerances and superior surface finishes from solid or castings is our forte,” explains GPE director Stephen Reynolds. “While milling remains the company’s primary focus, we recently made the strategic decision to augment our machining capabilities with turning.”

He adds: “Multi-axis and multi-tasking lathes with, for example, Y axes and driven tools, help us machine complex, high-precision parts in one-hit and make us more efficient. Lynx lathes and turning centres are proven and popular. They are reliable, versatile and represent great value. The fact that they are backed by Mills CNC’s after-sales services and technical support only adds to their appeal.”

Since being installed the new Lynx hasn’t missed a beat. It is operating for 16 hours a day, while its ability to machine parts to completion in one set-up means it is more than paying for itself.

As well as being used to machine parts for motorsport customers, the machine has also produced a range of components for ‘diversified’ customers operating in the aerospace, defence and rail sectors, to name but a few.
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