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Forest City Gear Purchases New Takisawa Lathe...Seeing Double!
Machinery & Machining Tools

Forest City Gear Purchases New Takisawa Lathe...Seeing Double!

Twin-spindle, twin-turret turning center with twin CNC control has 16-pallet capacity and boasts 27-second cycle time in continuous mode Roscoe, IL-Forest City Gear has purchased a Takisawa TT-200G, a fully-automated turning center with twin-spindle, twin-turret and twin-CNC operation, for its in-house blanking department. By the acquisition of this machine, according to a company spokesman, the...

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Mechanical Power Transmission

Forest City Gear Products on Latest Generation of BMW Oracle Racing Yachts

Critical winch crown gears to be used by BMW ORACLE Racing on their state-of-the-art trimaran in the America's Cup match on February 8, 2010 in Valencia, Spain The winches on a racing yacht are critical items of equipment. Speed, reliability and weight are important factors when determining which winch packages will be installed on a racing yacht. Forest City Gear supplied crown gears and splines...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Corrosion, Discoloration, and Contamination of Gears

Steps to take for avoidance of imperfections in the aesthetics and surface integrity of gearworks Roscoe, IL - Forest City Gear recently disseminated the following tips to its employees and would like to share these ideas with the gearmaking community, as well as users and assemblers of gearworks. This information is provided for reference only and any further questions or comments should be...

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Machinery & Machining Tools

Forest City Gear Products on Actuators of New Generation Mars Rover

Roscoe, IL - Forest City Gear announced today it has successfully completed its supply of approximately 60 space-qualified gear components, housings and carriers to Aeroflex (Hauppauge, NY), a major contractor on the newest Mars Rover vehicle for the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). The Mars Science Laboratory mission is scheduled for launch in late 2011 and will determine whether Mars was or still...

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Forest City Gear Helps Bruker AXS Stay in Focus
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Forest City Gear Helps Bruker AXS Stay in Focus

Analytical diffractometer manufacturer utilizes high-precision worm gear assembly in instrumentation; saves assembly time with reports of increased accuracy, longer field service life on equipment Roscoe, IL - Forest City Gear supplies brass worm gear assemblies for a variety of high-precision applications, but few approach the level of accuracy and repeatability requirements of one longtime...

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Company News

Forest City Gear Expands Gear Shaping Capacity

ROSCOE, IL November 19, 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...

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New Director of Sales At Forest City Gear

Roscoe, IL – October 29, 2019. Forest City Gear has hired Brad Lindmark as Director of Sales to help meet the growing demands of its wide and diverse customer base throughout the world’s gear-making industries. Mr. Lindmark brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience and a deep familiarity with all facets of inside and outside sales and customer service, along with a strong background...

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Forest City Gear Adds Process Engineer to 'Cut Teeth Only' Operations Team

ROSCOE, IL – June 24, 2019. Forest City Gear has added Joe Konetski as Process Engineer to its ‘Cut Teeth Only’ operations team, a resource dedicated to meeting fast-growing demand for the completion of gears made from a customer’s gear blank. Mr. Konetski joins the Cut Teeth Only Team after serving as a setup technician for a wide variety of gear cutting and grinding machines at Forest...

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Company News

Forest City Gear Launches Advanced Turning and Milling Facility for Gear Blank Production

Roscoe, IL April 25, 2019. Forest City Gear has expanded its turning and milling operations with a state-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the production of precision gear blanks. This highly productive 8,500 sq. ft. facility is in close proximity to Forest City Gear’s main facility in Roscoe, IL, and now dedicated almost solely to the precision turning...

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New Quality Assurance Manager Joins Forest City Gear

Roscoe, Il – March 14, 2019. Forest City Gear has hired Bob McClain as Quality Assurance Manager to oversee the activities of the company’s world-class Quality Lab and manage all its company-wide quality systems for aerospace, medical and other precision gearing applications. Mr. McClain brings a wealth of quality program management experience and a deep familiarity with precision parts...

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Company News

Forest City Gear Expands Quality Capabilities with High Performance Digital Magnification Technology

ROSCOE, IL July 16, 2018. Forest City Gear has added an EVO Cam advanced full-HD digital microscope to its Quality Assurance Lab to greatly speed and simplify the visual inspection of precision parts. The EVO Cam provides the operator with a particularly large 30:1 optical zoom and magnification up to 300x to display even the most minute workpiece details in ultra-sharp full-HD 1080p / 60fps live...

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New Quality Assurance Manager Joins Forest City Gear

ROSCOE, IL – April 16, 2018. Forest City Gear has hired John Young as Quality Assurance Manager to oversee the activities of the company’s world-class Quality Lab and help manage the latest quality systems for aerospace, medical and other precision gearing applications. Mr. Young brings a wealth of quality lab management experience and a deep familiarity with the latest inspection...

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New Director of Sales at Forest City Gear

ROSCOE, IL – March 21, 2018. Forest City Gear has hired Erik J. Spurling as Director of Sales to oversee the activities of the company’s network of direct and independent sales representatives nationwide, and to lead sales strategies that meet the growing demands of a wide and diverse customer base throughout the world’s gear-making industries. Mr. Spurling brings a wealth of sales and...

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Company News

Forest City Gear Expands Blanking Department

Leading gear manufacturer acquires three new Haas turning centers for its gearmaking operations Roscoe, IL-Forest City Gear has acquired three Haas turning centers to improve the throughput at its gearmaking facility. The company has made this investment, according to President Wendy Young, ...because we needed to better control our throughput and reduce the time to start up jobs. We were...

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Forest City Gear Names New Sales Representatives, Assigns Additional Territories

Roscoe, IL-Forest City Gear proudly announces the appointment of new sales representatives and additional territories for several existing reps, effective immediately. President Wendy Young, in making this announcement, remarked, Our growth in the last several years has been substantial and we determined it was necessary to expand our field sales force. After considerable effort and an exhaustive...

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