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Who is this Fellows Gear Guy?

Metalmite uses the Fellows Gear shaper and other tools to cut gears everyday.

We can also cut gear teeth on our 6 axis lathe or our 5 axis mill as well. But the tried and true method is still with the Fellow Gear Shaper! We wanted to ask ourselves, who was this Fellows Gear Guy?

How did he come up with all his gear cutting data? A quick trip to Wikipedia shows us: “Edwin R. Fellows (May 29, 1865 -“ May 21, 1945) was an American inventor and entrepreneur from Torrington, Connecticut who designed and built a new type of gear shaper in 1896 and, with the mentoring of James Hartness, left the Jones & Lamson Machine Company to co-found the Fellows Gear Shaper Company in Springfield, Vermont, which became one of the leading firms in the gear-cutting segment of the machine tool industry.

Fellows’ machines made a vital contribution to the mass production of effective and reliable gear transmissions for the nascent automotive industry.[1] By the conclusion of World War II, Fellows Gear Shaper Company machines were in defense contractor plants, manufacturing geared components for aircraft engines, tanks, instruments, cameras, fuses and other war-time materiel”

Metalmite’s Bill Clark is an expert in gear cutting. Here he is cutting an internal spline that is modified with a 20 degree pressure angle and full fillet. After Bill secured the tooling, he custom ground the fillet on his surface grinder and cut the internal on the Fellows Shaper cutter.

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