Gleason Expands Advanced Coatings Facility
January 27, 2011—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 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. "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," says Roger Hackman, vice president of technology and quality. 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.
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