Star SU named exclusive rep for Belet tools

Published
August 09, 2023 - 08:00am
Louis Belet cutting tools

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, further enhancing the strategic partnership originally established in early 2022 between the companies. This relationship has proven to enable both companies to extend their product offering and bolster their capability into new applications.

“In our partnership with Louis Bélet, we have recognized how complementary the Swiss technology is to our current gear-cutting and round tools technology offering,” said Andreas Blind, president, Star SU LLC. “With a strong background in Swiss machining and the medical industry, we can further solve our customers’ greatest machining challenges.”

Louis Bélet is recognized for high-precision drills, end mills, thread, and gear-cutting tools including hobs or skiving tools for medical, aerospace, automotive, and watchmaking. Its portfolio expands the dimensional scope of the product line offered through Star SU including micro tools as small as 0.05mm and specials down to 0.02mm for Swiss-style machining, as well as extended offerings in the area of fine pitch gear cutting tools.  Louis Bélet’s expertise in aluminum, stainless, brass and high-temp alloys will further enhance Star SU’s solutions for the medical, aerospace, and general machining markets.

A significant benefit of this relationship is that Louis Bélet can rely upon the Star Cutter family of companies’ expertise in the gear and round tool market, based upon years of experience in providing effective engineered solutions and application assistance to its customers across various industries.

Star SU has recently expanded its sales network across North America, enhancing its customer support and representation of the Star Cutter and Louis Belet products. Star SU represents a wide variety of machinery, precision cutting tools, and services including vertical gear hobbing machines and chamfering and deburring machines; gear hobs and milling cutters; gear Scudding and power skiving tools, gear shaper cutters and shaving tools; chamfer and deburring tools; gundrills and reamers; form tools; face mills and boring tools; advanced tool coatings; and tool life cycle management services.

Related Glossary Terms

  • alloys

    alloys

    Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.

  • boring

    boring

    Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.

  • chamfering

    chamfering

    Machining a bevel on a workpiece or tool; improves a tool’s entrance into the cut.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • gear shaper

    gear shaper

    Machine that, in contrast to mills and hobbing machines, reciprocates the tool to cut the gear. See hobbing machine.

  • milling

    milling

    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

  • pitch

    pitch

    1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.

  • slotting machine ( shaper)

    slotting machine ( shaper)

    Vertical or horizontal machine that accommodates single-point, reciprocating cutting tools to shape or slot a workpiece. Normally used for special (unusual/intricate shapes), low-volume runs typically performed by broaching or milling machines. See broaching machine; mill, milling machine.

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