Bourn & Koch Open House


Machine tool builder Bourn & Koch, Inc.—located in Rockford, Illinois—will host an open house Friday and Saturday, September 12-13, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during IMTS. It will include demonstrations of a Blanchard 11-20AD rotary surface grinder and a B&K 100H CNC horizontal hobbing machine, a tour of the new 25,700 square-foot office and engineering center, and the new 800 square-foot demonstration center. Food and refreshments will be served.

During IMTS at McCormick Place, Bourn & Koch will demonstrate a B&K 400H CNC horizontal hobber and a B&K Fellows MS450-125 Gearless Gear Shaper in the Star SU booth (McCormick North B-6912). The B&K 400H is a seven-axis CNC horizontal hobbing/milling machine for hobbing spur and helical gears, splines, and threads on cylindrical blanks or shafts. It is a practical machine that can hob or mill more than one component sequentially if multiple components exist on a shaft.

The B&K Fellows MS450-125 is a six-axis CNC mechanical stroking gear shaper with direct drive spindles, electronic indexing, CNC linear servo backoff, elevating cutter spindle housing, and optional electronic helix setting. It is designed for shaping internal and external gears, and comes standard with a Fanuc 30iB CNC system, a hydrostatic spur guide, and function controls and keypads for online direct entry of gear shaping data. To learn more about these machines prior to the show request a “quick quote” at [] or call (847) 649-1450.

Bourn & Koch is a manufacturer of new machines for its OEM Fellows, Bourn & Koch, Motch, Springfield, Blanchard, Acme, and RotoTech machine lines. It also is a custom machine builder and a remanufacturer/retrofitter of many OEM lines of machine tools owned exclusively by Bourn & Koch and other metal cutting machine tools. Visit online at []. Star SU LLC is the go-to-market cooperative of the partnered companies of Bourn & Koch, Star Cut Sales, and SU America, which is a unit of Samputensili S.p.A. All sales, sales engineering, sales & marketing administration, direct sales force human resources, sales information technology, and sales distribution for North America are merged into a single enterprise managed by an executive committee made up of the senior management of the three companies.

To make your reservation for the open house or to learn more about transportation contact Cathy Manske at or (815) 965-4013 x2305.