Gleason Expands Coating Facility

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Gleason Corporation has announced a new investment to expand the Advanced Coatings Facility at its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation (GCTC) facility located in Loves Park, Illinois. The expansion just completed includes an enlargement of the coating department that will accommodate an additional Balzers coating system and an additional automated computer controlled cleaning line.

The additional coating unit and clean line complements the substantial coatings capability that already exists at Gleason. Roger Hackman, vice president of technology and quality, says “the additional capacity this investment will bring, will help further reduce our lead times to meet the increasing demand for GCTC’s contract sharpening and recoating service business, as well as coating requirements on our new cutting tool products.”

Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation can provide titanium nitride (TiNite®), titanium carbonitride (CarboNite®), titanium aluminum nitride (AlNite®), and aluminum chromium nitride (AlCroNite®) coatings, applied to high speed steel and carbide substrate cutting tool materials. Gleason is the largest global producer of precision gear cutting tools of all types, which complement its leading position in the design and manufacture of gear production machines.

Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base. Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, wind power, construction, power tool, and marine industries, and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. More information is available at [www.gleason.com].