Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, and home of the CNC Training Academy, has announced that it will hold an Open House at the company’s Technology Campus facility in Leamington on the 18th and 19th of October 2017.

Branded ‘Strokes of Genius…LIVE’, the Open House is being used by Mills to showcase new ranges of Doosan machine tools and a whole host of technology innovations to visitors.

A significant percentage of the machines on view include new Doosan models that recently made their international debuts at the DIMF Show (Doosan International Machine Tool Fair), held in South Korea in May 2017. These machines will take their place at the event alongside more established, popular and best-selling lathes and machining centres from Doosan’s extensive machine tool portfolio.

The Open House also provides Mills with the ideal platform to promote a number of new technology innovations that will soonbe introduced into the market. These include new Siemens Sinumerik 828D 15.6”TFT touch-screens that will become a standard feature on Doosan (Siemens-controlled) machines in the very near future, and the launch of a new robot work-piece load and unload automation system that will help manufacturers significantly improve their productivity.

No Mills Open House would be complete without the company showcasing its customer-focused range of ‘best-in-class’ pre- and after-sales support services…and at the event in October Mills representatives from the CNC Training Academy, Mills CNC Finance, Mills CNC Turnkey and Development Centre and Mills CNC Servicing will be out in force – explaining and demonstrating their strengths and enduring market appeal.

Says Mills CNC’s Managing Director, Kevin Gilbert:

 “Market-leading Doosan machines…Innovative technology developments…Industry-recognised service and support – our Strokes of Genius…LIVE Open House has it all and is a great opportunity for component manufacturers find out what’s so special about Mills and what makes us tick.”

New machine highlights

Pride of place at the Strokes of Genius…Live event goes to a number of new Doosan machines making their UK debuts.

These include the new, next generation 10” chuck Puma 2600SY MK II (sub-spindle Y-axis turning centre) equipped with sophisticated thermal compensation sensor technology and an improved spindle bearing structure that delivers consistently high accuracies, even during continuous use.

If you would like to know more about the Puma 2600SY MK II machine, simply CLICK HERE.

Also on view is a new Doosan GT3100M (12”
chuck/102mm bar capacity) box guideway global turning centre equipped with a 22kW/2800rpm main spindle and 7.5kW/5000rpm driven tooling capability and a new Siemens 828D-controlled Lynx 2100LMA long-bed lathe equipped with a 15kW/6000rpm spindle and 6.2kW/6000rpm driven tooling capability.

These machines, in addition to a further five lathes being exhibited, are all under power and will be performing a range of challenging machining demonstrations at the Open House.

It’s a similar situation with Doosan machining centres.

The recently-launched DNM4500, 5700 and 6700 series of 3-axis vertical machining centres equipped with Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens controls are all being showcased at the event. (The Fanuc-controlled DNM 6700 machine is being exhibited with the latest Robojob robot handling system, from Hydrafeed).

If you would like to know more about the Robojob system,  CLICK HERE.

The 3-axis machines on view are joined by two best-selling Doosan 5-axis machines – a VC 630- 5AX (with a Siemens control) and a DNM 350-5AX.

Explains Kevin Gilbert:

“The Doosan range of high-performance machine tools is constantly evolving. The Open House in October provides an ideal opportunity for manufacturers to get up-to-speed with the latest developments.”

Service highlights

Mills’ Open House isn’t just about machine tools – important as they are.

A main strength and key differentiator of Mills CNC is its range of customer-focused pre- and after-sales services. At the Strokes of Genius…LIVE event, representatives from the company’s CNC Training Academy, Turnkey Development Centre, Finance and Servicing divisions etc., will all be available to explain the services on offer and how they can help manufacturers improve their productivity, performance and profitability.


There are two seminars taking place on both days of our ‘Strokes of Genius…LIVE’ Open House in October – one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.


The morning seminars on the 18th and the 19th October will see representatives from Hydrafeed Ltd, the exclusive UK and Irish agent for ROBOJOB Mill-Assist and Mill-Turn automation solutions, present the case for automation.

Issues affecting component manufacturers that include – the drive to improve productivity and operational efficiency; methods to help combat manufacturing skills shortages; and ways to increase machine tool utilisation can all be addressed (and indeed solved) by automating manufacturing/machining processes.

What’s more, the automation solutions now available on the market can be installed quickly, are easy to use and understand…and needn’t cost the earth.

The morning seminars start at 10.30am on both days.


The afternoon seminars on both days will focus on the latest advances in turning technology and will be lead by representatives from Sandvik Coromant.

The emphasis of the presentation is on PrimeTurn, Sandvik’s innovative turning concept that allows high-productivity turning in all directions. In addition to impressive productivity gains the PrimeTurn methodology and turning tools deliver increased manufacturing flexibility and longer tool life.

The afternoon seminars start at 2.00pm on both days.

Registration form

Manufacturers wishing to attend Mills’ Strokes of Genius…LIVE Open House can register their attendance by simply completing and submitting the form below.

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