Star Cutter Co.

The NXT grinder is a versatile 5-axis CNC machine with a small footprint, large grind zone and a modular design that quickly adapts to demanding application requirements. ESPRIT uses a digital twin of the manufacturing envelope to simplify the programming process and deliver edit-free G-code. Customers that already have ESPRIT can add the Star…
Used for both enlarging or finishing holes from a castings core pin condition, a major advantage of the Star Cutter core drills is that they are proven to cut straight holes that correct shifts in a cored hole location, which can occur during the casting process. These drills are also adept at preparing holes for a second pass in tight tolerance…
With 3D printing, there is about a 30% reduction in tool weight, yet it has the equivalent torsional stiffness of a steel ground body tool. Lightweighting can play a big role in large, heavy tools that take a toll on the machine spindle, helping to reduce preventative maintenance. These improvements can be significant when producing aerospace and…
Available in diameter sizes starting at 4mm, these Star Cutter drills are manufactured from a selection of more wear-resistant carbide grades than typically used in these applications, resulting in longer tool life. Additionally, special bolt-hole circles and coolant hole sizes assist in eliminating OD aluminum build up and aid in flushing chips…
The updated automation package accommodates denser pallet arrays for improved lot sizes and runtime, while delivering smoother robot operation and better repeatability. Additionally, the system can now adapt to multiple part profiles to be produced within a single run. An optional laser marking system has also been integrated for automated tool…
The new Star NXT linear CNC tool and cutter grinding machine sharpens both straight and spiral gash hob designs up to 8” OD x 10” OAL.
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The Star NXT tool grinder offers a focused design to deliver a maximized grind zone with our smallest footprint to date.
Star Cutter’s NXT 5-axis Tool Grinder is a versatile 5-axis CNC machine, features a small footprint and a large grind zone. The machine can run small and large diameter wheels and is designed in a modular fashion that offers quick adaptation to application requirements.
Cutting Tool Engineering visits the Star plant in Elk Rapids, Michigan, to learn more about the market demand that led to the NXT Tool Grinder machine from Star SU.
This Star Cutter Co. video highlights the company’s NXT 5-axis tool grinder, a versatile CNC machine featuring a small footprint and a large grind zone.

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The Star Cutter Co. in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has promoted Bradley Cooper to service manager at its Elk Rapids, Michigan, location.

Star Cutter Co. hired Josh Hubbard as a sales and applications engineer at its facility where the company builds 5-axis CNC tool grinding machines.
Star Cutter Company is continuing its support of Alpena Community College’s manufacturing programs through increased monetary and equipment donations to the college. The donations will be supplied over a two-year period of time, helping to bring state-of-the art manufacturing equipment, such as grinding machines and optical comparators, to the…
Star Cutter Co. in Farmington Hills, Michigan, promoted Mike Billiel from corporate operations manager to vice president of operations.
Star Cutter has added Shop Solutions LLC of Columbia City, Ind., to its sales network to expand the company’s presence within the medical industry.  Shop Solutions, owned by Matt Dahms, specializes in manufacturing solutions for surgical tools used in orthopedic applications.
The Star Cutter Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., plans to mark its 90th anniversary throughout 2017 by reflecting on the company's past and future. Founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess, Star Cutter is a fourth-generation, family owned business and one of the oldest Michigan-based manufacturing companies.
Star Cutter Co. has upgraded its facility that produces tool and broach grinders. Upgrades to the 25,000-sq.-ft. climate-controlled building include a 1,500 sq. ft. area for customer run-offs and demonstrations with space for two machines at any time.
Transor Filter USA has entered into a working relationship with Star Cutter.