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About Star Cutter

Star Cutter specializes in producing solid carbide cutting tools, carbide blanks and preforms, gundrills, and 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines.

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Web: www.starcutter.com

Star Cutter, world leader in the cutting tool industry

Star Cutter Company was founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess. The company was started in a leased portion of a building on Epworth Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. During this first year of operation Star Cutter Company employed ten employees. The main customers in 1927 were Chrysler and Chevrolet Gear and Axle.

Star Cutter Company has developed into a world leader in the cutting tool industry with over 500 employees working in six manufacturing facilities within five manufacturing divisions. Each manufacturing facility specializes in producing a specific type of product or service: solid carbide cutting tools, carbide blanks and preforms, gundrills, gear cutting tools, and 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines.

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI, the Star Cutter Company partners with Star SU LLC for marketing, sales, and service of its products in North America, South America, Europe and the Far East.

Tool Grinding from Star Cutter

Star SU NXT Tool Grinder
Tool and Cutter Grinders

NXT Tool Grinder

The NXT is a small footprint machine, with a large grind zone, an ability to run small and large diameter wheels. It uses less moving parts and easily configurable option in a modular design, at a competitive price point. Visit StarCutter.com for details.

Star SU UTG 2400
Broach Grinding

UTG Series Broach Grinding Machines

Excels at grinding round and flat broaches, straight and spiral gash hobs, shaper cutters, spiral broaches, slab mills, rack gear cutters, and worm gear hobs with diameters from 3 mm (1/8 inch) to 305 mm (12 inches). Visit StarCutter.com for details.

Cutting Tools from Star Cutter

Gundrills

Solid Carbide Twist Drills

Solid Carbide Twist Drills are available in lengths up to 30x diameter and to custom lengths, and are reversed engineered for your specific application.

Gundrills

Double Crimp Gundrills

The term double crimp is derived from the process of crimping the same tube used for the single flute gundrill, only crimping it twice, 180 degrees apart. Therefore, with the flute channels on this type of tool being somewhat shallower then the single flute, they limit the type of materials to be drilled by the chip size generated.

Gundrills

Rifle Buttons/Push & Pull Reamers

Star high precision rifle buttons and push & pull reamers are made to your specific requirements.

Carbide Drills & Reamers

Multi Diameter Cavity Machining Tools

Star SU has perfected a line of cavity/porting tools that will allow cuts from either a solid or cast core casting condition. In many cases, these multi-step tools will allow cavity machining in one pass or shot.

Carbide Drills & Reamers

Solid Carbide Drills

Star SU’s specially designed, solid carbide drills are available as straight or helical drills, single or multiple diameters drills, single or multiple-flute design, diameter range starting from 0.1575″ (4.00 mm).

Carbide Drills & Reamers

Solid Carbide Core Drills

Star SU manufactures special design and build core drills that are ideal for machining aluminum, ductile, nodular, and compacted graphite irons (CGI).

Carbide Drills & Reamers

Reamers

Star SU reamers are made in both multiple flute and multi-diameter types. Based on the overall length of the tool required to machine your feature, we can manufacture a solid carbide reamer or braze a solid carbide reamer head to a tubular steel body.

Carbide Drills & Reamers

Super Round Tool (SRT)

Super Round Tool (SRT) Lead InThe SRT is an original Star Cutter Company design and build product that offers a unique, patented design that combines two tools into one — multiple straight flutes for consistent location and multiple helical flutes to ensure roundness and finish.

Carbide Drills & Reamers

Valve Guide Reamers

Star SU valve guide reamers utilize pressurized coolant to force chips ahead of the tool to produce ultra-smooth, ultraprecise holes. They produce holes to tolerance of 0.0005″ (0.013 mm) and less in steel, cast iron, compacted graphite iron, nodular iron, aluminum, bronze and exotic materials.

Gundrills

Double Jet Gundrills

Star SU, with its years of experience in gundrilling developed a Star original patented Double Jet Gundrill. The most critical interface, in which the carbide is subjected to the most traumas, is during entry/exit of the part and during interruptions of the boring cycle.

Gundrills

Two-Flute Two-Hole Gundrills

Often referred to as the “milled style,” the two-flute two-hole gundrill differs from the double crimp by the rigidity of its body. This rigid body allows for higher feed rates than traditional crimp body style drills.

Gundrills

Single Flute Gundrills

The single flute gundrill, with its ability to machine very straight deep holes and hold excellent finishes, was originally developed for gun barrel manufacturing. Today, this drill is designed for deep hole drilling in virtually any material.

Gundrills

Solid Carbide Single Flute Gundrills

Solid carbide gundrills have a two-piece construction design. The tip and body are a single piece of carbide brazed into the driver/shank and the flute is ground down the length of the head and body. This rigid design has made its way into CNC machining centers and lathes, equipped with high pressure coolant delivery systems.

Comprehensive Machine Tool Supply & Services

Contact Star SU today to learn more about our comprehensive gear machine tool supply and services from industry experts. You can also browse our online catalog of Gear Manufacturing and Tool Grinding machines, our extensive line of Cutting Tools, or learn about our Complete Tool Services.

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