Forest City Gear Expands Gear Shaping Capacity

The Gleason GP300ES is the company’s seventh CNC Shaper.

The Gleason GP300ES is the company’s seventh CNC Shaper.

November 12, 2019—
Forest City Gear 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 new GP300ES is the first machine of its kind in North America featuring an increased cutter spindle speed of 1,500 strokes per minute, giving Forest City Gear 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 the company’s seventh CNC Shaper, all with helical guideless capabilities, making Forest City Gear one of the largest and most productive shaping resource 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 Forest City Gear Director of Operations Jared Lyford. “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.”

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