In 2002, Bourn & Koch, Inc. acquired the Fellows Gear Shapers. Since then, we have continued their tradition of manufacturing world-class gear shaping machines in our Rockford, Illinois plant. You can learn more about Edwin R. Fellows and the history of the Fellows Gear Shaper Company by clicking here. We are located just a few short miles from where Barber-Colman built their world-famous gear hobber. Our new lines of Fellows Gear Shaper can shape gears to AGMA class 10 without grinding. Cutting gears to that level of excellence starts with the precise manufacture and assembly of our machines. Our in-house machining capabilities combined with precision assemblers ensure that every Fellows gear shaper we build is well-crafted and designed to last.
Bourn & Koch manufactures Fellows Gear Shapers in either mechanical or Hydrostroke™ vertical stroking configurations. We still manufacture and remanufacture classic Fellows Gear Shapers like the 10-4 and the 20-4, re-engineered and built to accommodate today’s rigorous gear manufacturing standards. Each machine is CNC-controlled with servo motors control on up to 7 axes with linear ways, hand-scraped bearing surfaces, and accurate ball screws for easily achieving high gear quality. Our conversational HMI guides the operator through the gear shaping process, reducing specialized training required to run the machine. Designed to cut internal and external spur and helical gears, Fellows Gear Shapers are a versatile tool crafted by precision machine tool builders with decades of experience.