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Forest City Gear Expands Capacity

Their new Gleason GP300ES shapes high precision internal and external gears.

The Gleason GP300ES gear shaping machine is Forest City Gear's seventh CNC Shaper, all with helical guideless capabilities, making them one of the largest and most productive shaping resources available for contract gear production.
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Forest City Gear (Roscoe, IL) has expanded their capacity for the shaping of high precision internal and external gears with the addition of the latest Gleason GP300ES gear shaping machine. The new machine is the first of its kind in North America featuring an increased cutter spindle speed of 1,500 strokes per minute, giving them a significant new capability for the high-speed production of precision spur and helical (internal and external) cylindrical gears up to 300 mm in diameter. The GP300ES is their seventh CNC shaper, all with helical guideless capabilities, making the company one of the largest and most productive shaping resources available for contract gear production.

“We are fortunate to be the first company in North America to put this new, faster GP300ES into production,” according to Jared Lyford, the director of operations.  “It’s a versatile, highly productive machine that adds valuable throughput for customers seeking faster turn-around and higher quality, particularly for gears that require a unique approach to standard cutting strategies via higher feeds and speeds.”

Since 1955, the Roscoe, IL based, family-owned company has been one of the gear industry’s leading sources for the development, manufacture and inspection of the highest quality gears, for use in applications that range from medical devices to motorcycles, airplanes to automation, even including the Mars Curiosity Rover.

www.forestcitygear.com

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