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.
Gear Manufacturing from Star Cutter
UTG Series Broach Grinding Machines
The UTG Series of Star grinders excel 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).
PTG 6L Tool & Cutter Grinder
Engineered to manufacture complex cutting tools, the new Star PTG-6L is a five axis, CNC controlled cutter grinder for manufacturing, sharpening and reconditioning a wide variety of cutting tools.
Maximum Workpiece Ø: 254 mm
Maximum Workpiece Length: 675 mm
Cutting Tools from Star Cutter
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.
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.
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.
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 0.1875″ (4.76 mm).
Solid Carbide Core Drills
Star SU has special design and build core drills that are ideal for machining aluminum, ductil, nodular, and compacted graphite irons (CJI).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chamfering the flank edges of spur and helical cylindrical gears prevents edge distortion during heat treatment and protects the tooth profile against any nicks that may occur during handling.
Master Gears and Plug Gauges
We offer wide range of precision tools for measurement, setting, calibration and correction. All checking and setting masters are fully tested on CNC inspection equipment and are delivered with a certificate of conformity.
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.
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.
Involute Spline Hobs
Involute Spline Hobs have straight sides teeth like a gear hob, and are usually of stub tooth depth. They are made in single or multiple thread designs, with diametral pitches ranged from 2.5/5 to 128/256 and pressure angles of 30°, 37.5°, or 45°.
Multiple Thread Involute Hobs
These hobs are designed to increase productivity of the hobbing process. Advancements in hob manufacturing has improved the quality to allow finish hobbing with a multiple thread hob. Depending on the lead angle, they will be either straight or spiral gashed.
Single and Duplex Milling Cutters
Single and duplex milling cutters are available for most tooth forms from standard involutes and sprockets to special splines and worm cutters.
Single Thread Involute Hobs
Single Thread Involute Hobs use straight angled sides for generating gears for maximum accuracy on gear hobbing machines. They are normally specified for processes where no subsequent tooth finishing operations are required, or where improved accuracy before tooth shaving operations is required.
Worm Gear Hobs
Worm Gear Hobs are part of specific tools that match the worm shaft with sharpening allowance. This plunge cutting tool is manufactured in shell or shank designs with straight or spiral gash. Lead angles up to 45° are available.
Solid Carbide Hobs
Solid carbide hobs can be used in shell or shank design to cut gears with or without coolant, and are available in shell style with keyway or end drives, and various shank designs to fit most hobbing machines. Both “K” and “P” grade material is offered depending on application.
Rack Milling Tools
Star SU provides unparalleled quality for multiple pitched form relieved milling cutters from standard rack forms to asymmetrical shapes. Metric or inch dimensions up to 300mm long. We offer you a high quality, competitive cost and delivery alternative as a manufacturer of Rack Milling Cutters made to your specific manufacturing needs.
Special Form Milling Cutters
Special Form cutters are manufactured in a wide range of configurations, including straight and spiral gash designs for cutting gear racks; serration form cutters for chuck jaws and steering gear segments as well as a wide variety of special form relieved cutters for producing items such as pliers, clipper guides, concave and convex form, and tool bits. The drives range from simple keyway bores to complex hubs and shanks.
Saw Blade Milling Cutters
Saw blade milling cutters for hack, band, or circular saw blades come in single or variable pitch, straight or tapered outside diameters, single cutters up to 13.5” long or interlocked sets, accurate unground or hard finished.
Shank hobs are designed for today’s high cutting velocity tools with extra long active cutting lengths. They are designed for most machines in today’s hobbing machine market, including shank styles to fit the old Barber Colman hobbing machines to cut small diameter worm gear applications.
Straight Key Spline Hobs
Straight or tapered key spline hobs have specially curved tooth forms and are made in single and multiple thread types. They are used to produce at only one depth of cut.
Special Form Hobs
Special form hobs are produced for a wide variety of tooth forms such as square shafts, as well as conjugate forms for pump gear that transmit motion. Generally, these special hobs generate the correct tooth form at only one depth, so accuracy is critical.