Star Cutter expands its PCD tool reconditioning services

Published
April 11, 2023 - 07:30am
Star Cutter PCD Monoblock face mills

Star Cutter has added a Lasertec precision laser cutting machine to its portfolio of machining equipment at its Tool Reconditioning Center.

The machine enhances its ability to quickly restore PCD tools to their original condition, helping lower the cost of ownership over the life of the tool for its customers.

The Lasertec can handle highly complex tools, offering very fine cutting and the ability to address a smaller inside radius and sharper cutting edge on the PCD than EDM technology.

The laser machine also offers high repeatability and reproducibility with a positioning accuracy of ≤ 0.2032 μ. Additionally, there is less handling of the tool that has chip breakers as the lasered chip breakers can be machined in the same step and position as when the cutting edge is made, eliminating the need for a second clamping operation.

Star Cutter provides reconditioning for its own PCD products – 3D printed tools, circular mills, interpolating tools, facemills, combination tools, reamers and drills -- as well as other manufacturer’s tools. The reconditioning center is equipped to repair these products to their original conditions.

For more information on PCD tool reconditioning, call (248) 474-8200 or email quotesandorders@star-su.com

Related Glossary Terms

  • electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)

    electrical-discharge machining ( EDM)

    Process that vaporizes conductive materials by controlled application of pulsed electrical current that flows between a workpiece and electrode (tool) in a dielectric fluid. Permits machining shapes to tight accuracies without the internal stresses conventional machining often generates. Useful in diemaking.

  • polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    polycrystalline diamond ( PCD)

    Cutting tool material consisting of natural or synthetic diamond crystals bonded together under high pressure at elevated temperatures. PCD is available as a tip brazed to a carbide insert carrier. Used for machining nonferrous alloys and nonmetallic materials at high cutting speeds.

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