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Achieving perfect concentricity with the SRT Reamer

The SRT, or Super Round Tool, is a patented reamer designed by the Northern Tool division of Star Cutter Company to create the best quality reamed hole across a spectrum of applications.  Its combination of straight and helical flutes drives the tool to center and keeps it there for the ...
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The NXT generation of tool grinding has arrived

Elk Rapids Engineering a division of the Star Cutter Company and manufacturer of the Star brand of CNC tool and cutter grinders has been hard at work designing, testing, and refining their next generation (5) axis machine. Similar to Colonel Steve Austin in the science fiction movie Six Million Dollar ...
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Gear Solutions – April Issue: Star SU Company Profile

In today’s competitive gear manufacturing market, to be considered local — whether that’s North America, Europe, or China — is a good way to get left behind. That’s why Star SU LLC has gone to great lengths over the years to expand its presence on a global scale, offering its ...
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Achieving perfect concentricity with the SRT Reamer

October 19, 2018

The SRT, or Super Round Tool, is a patented reamer designed by the Northern Tool division of Star Cutter Company to create the best quality reamed hole across a spectrum of applications.  Its combination of straight and helical flutes drives the tool to center and keeps it there for the duration of the cut. The […]

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The NXT generation of tool grinding has arrived

June 11, 2018

Elk Rapids Engineering a division of the Star Cutter Company and manufacturer of the Star brand of CNC tool and cutter grinders has been hard at work designing, testing, and refining their next generation (5) axis machine. Similar to Colonel Steve Austin in the science fiction movie Six Million Dollar Man, Engineers at Elk Rapids […]

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Gear Solutions – April Issue: Star SU Company Profile

May 1, 2018

In today’s competitive gear manufacturing market, to be considered local — whether that’s North America, Europe, or China — is a good way to get left behind. That’s why Star SU LLC has gone to great lengths over the years to expand its presence on a global scale, offering its machines, cutting tools, and services […]

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In depth: Eliminating the physical shifting axis on the G 160 Gear Grinding Machine

March 20, 2018

The Samputensili G 160 gear grinding machine is ideal for automotive gear manufacturing applications requiring high efficiency, low maintenance, reliability and fast production. One of the key features of the machine is the elimination of the physical shifting axis. Threaded grinding wheels need to be shifted along the axis between workpieces to create a “clean” […]

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In depth: The Barrel Reaming Process

February 20, 2018

Rifle barrels are made a number of ways, but the most common method starts with a gundrill, followed by reaming, and finally rifling with a button.  Other popular methods would include hammer forge, honing, or cut rifling. No matter the method, drilling a deep hole is necessary.  Star SU reamers, drills, and buttons focus on […]

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In-depth: NTG-6RL Robot Loading System

January 16, 2018

The NTG – 6RL CNC tool and cutter grinder uses a Fanuc 200iD robotic loader with a custom gripper system designed by Star. The robot can change part blanks ranging from 3-32mm in diameter in various workplace lengths, all with the same set of gripper fingers. There is no requirement to change inserts, no re-alignment […]

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In-depth: Shank Hobs

September 19, 2017

Gear hobbing is the most common manufacturing process for pre-machining of gears. A hob can be designed as a bore type or a shank type hob. Both types of hobs do have their own advantages. A bore type hob has a high flexibility to the machine tool interface. Due the choice of the most common […]

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In-depth: The Scudding® Process

August 15, 2017

The choice of the soft machining process for gears depends on the component geometry, the required quality and the productivity. In the automotive and commercial vehicle sector; hobbing, shaping and broaching are the dominating processes for soft machining of gears. A highly productive alternative to the methods mentioned above is SCUDDING® from Profilator. SCUDDING® combines […]

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