In a field study on an aluminum cylinder head, the application of the extended drill was able to achieve a tool life of 2,000 parts per drill when machining holes of 8 mm diameter at 5,000 RPM in the cut and a feed rate of 1200mm/minute. Prior to the deep hole gundrill operation, there were two twist drill passes with the gundrill connecting the…
Small diameter gundrills have resulted in cost savings. This was driven from tool life and throughput improvements, including several case studies that were done that resulted in doubling production capability
Star SU offers a wide variety of tungsten carbide blanks and preforms from H.B. Carbide.
Star SU LLC is pleased to announce it has expanded its comprehensive gear manufacturing product offering to include a line of horizontal hobbing and gear shaping machines available in the North American market.
The H80/100/160/200 series is the latest version of Star SU LLC's hobbing machine line for small applications, specially engineered for automotive. These machines have been designed for dry cutting operations in particular, although using oil or emulsion is not a problem.
Samputensili offers a ground-breaking concept that totally eliminates the need for cutting oils during the grinding of gears after heat treatment. The new machine, which is called SG 160 SKY GRIND, features two spindles: one for skive hobbing and one for generating grinding.
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Star Cutter’s NXT 5-axis Tool Grinder is a versatile 5-axis CNC machine featuring 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.
Star Cutter Co.’s Aaron Remsing, product manager, and Jeremy Hubbard, application engineer, demonstrate the new blade grinding capabilities of its flagship NXT Tool Grinder machine.
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.
The NXT is a small-footprint machine with a large grind zone and the ability to run small- and large-diameter wheels. It uses fewer moving parts and easily configurable options in a modular design — at a competitive price point. With industry-leading NUMROTO software on a machine manufactured and supported in the USA, the NXT is the smallest and…

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Star SU, the marketing, sales and service affiliate of Star Cutter Company, has named James Doughty to the position of product sales manager responsible for national medical sales.
Star SU, the marketing, sales and service affiliate of Star Cutter Company, has appointed  Bart Trublowski as its new service manager and project coordinator.
Star SU LLC, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, appointed Riccardo Rubino operations manager for the Americas.
John O’ Neil, engineering manager for gear tools at Star SU has been elected by the Gear Research Institute to its Board of Trustees for the 2021- 2023 term.
Cutting tool and gear tool providers Star SU and Louis Bélet have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance each companies’ product portfolio and expand collective reach within the Americas and Europe. 
Star SU, part of the Star Cutter family of companies, has announced Andreas Blind will take on the role of president of Star SU.
Star SU, the marketing, sales and service affiliate of Star Cutter Co., has become the exclusive representative of Louis Bélet SA (Switzerland) precision cutting tools in North America.
Star SU, Hoffman Estates, IL, recently appointed Dave Rydberg to the engineering team for its Cutting Tool division. In his new role as a gear tool technology engineer, Rydberg will help with continued development of gear tool applications, tool design, manufacturing and advanced engineering.
Star SU LLC, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, has formed an alliance with Profilator GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal
Germany, to manufacture Scudding tools for the global market and in North America in cooperation with GMTA, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Scudding significantly improves on traditional power skiving technology for gear production, long proven…
Star SU has named Thomas Giglio as its new general manager for the Tawas Tool operations, comprised of two facilities in East Tawas, Michigan, where the company produces gear cutting tool solutions in addition to tool reconditioning services.
Star SU has appointed Jim Perry as its key account technical applications engineer. In this position, Perry will provide application support to the Southeast and Great Lakes regional sales teams with a specific focus on PCD Round Tool products. 
Star SU, the marketing, sales and service affiliate of Star Cutter Co., has hired three area sales managers. Each ASM will be responsible for growing sales in his territory across multiple product lines, illustrating the company’s ability to better serve customers through its vertically integrated structure.
As the exclusive representative of Louis Bélet SA Swiss cutting tools in North America, Star SU will display the line of high-precision tools at the Motion + Power Technology Expo.
Deniz Sari, Dr.-Ing., has been named Gear Technology Manager for Samputensili and its joint-venture Star SU LLC. In the newly created position, Sari will analyze all best practices coming from Samputensili and Star SU manufacturing plants around the world.
Star SU LLC will be exhibiting at the 2020 SHOT Week Supplier Showcase in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-21, 2020. Entering its fourth year, the SHOT Week Supplier Showcase was developed in conjunction with the SHOT Show as a dedicated event for suppliers to present their products to shooting, hunting and outdoor manufacturers.
Star SU in Hoffman Estates, Ill., has appointed Mike Kowalsky as a regional sales manager for Wisconsin and Minnesota, responsible for growing the sales of both gear and round cutting tools for the company.
The Star Cutter Company in Farmington Hills, Mich., has acquired a majority share of Samputensili Cutting Tools in Bentivoglio, Italy. The company has been incorporated into the Star SU brand, serving the European market as Star SU Europe S.r.l.