Forest City Gear expands gear shaping capacity

Forest City Gear of Roscoe has expanded its capacity for the shaping of high precision internal and external gears with the addition of the latest Gleason GP300ES Gear Shaping Machine.
The GP300ES features an increased cutter spindle speed of 1,500 strokes per minute, giving Forest City Gear a significant new capability for the production of precision spur and helical cylindrical gears up to 300 mm in diameter.
“We are fortunate to be the first company in North America to put this new, faster GP300ES into production,” said Forest City Gear Director of Operations Jared Lyford. “It’s a versatile, highly
productive machine that adds valuable throughput for customers, particularly for gears that require a unique approach to standard cutting strategies via higher feeds and speeds.”