Forest City Gear has begun operations in a new State-of-the-art facility designed to greatly improve lead times and quality for the production of precision gear blanks.
This new division of Forest City Gear, called Roscoe Works and dedicated solely to the production of precision turning, operates from its own highly productive new 8,500 sq. ft. facility in close proximity to Forest City Gear’s main facility in Roscoe, IL.
The new facility easily meets current capacity requirements, and gives the company additional room to grow. For example, a new Hardinge Quest RS 51 MSY (Super Precision) Turning Center with 16 station turret, sub-spindle, and live tooling with C-Axis and Y-Axis gives Roscoe Works the ability to completely machine blanks and slugs in a single setup that includes all turning, milling and drilling operations. For faster production of larger blanks (up to 6” in diameter), Roscoe Works has installed a new Takisawa TT200G Twin Turret, Twin Spindle Turning Center. This machine can perform simultaneous turning of either identical, or first and second operations, simultaneously on twin spindles. A new Tsugami Swiss-Style Lathe and an Okuma CNC Vertical Lathe will soon replace two older machines and add still more capacity.
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