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Who we are

High value solutions for precision tooling applications

The Star Cutter family of companies specializes in solving unique challenges to deliver best-in-class solutions for precision applications across a variety of industries. Comprised of vertically-integrated business units, we’re able to oversee the entire process. This ensures an excellent customer experience and a high-value solution that improves productivity, quality and cost of ownership across the life of the tool.

By the Numbers




Generation, family-owned


Facilities in Michigan




Facilities all around the world


sqft of facility space


Countries served

150 USD

Million in average annual revenue

Our Solutions Include:

Carbide Blanks and Pre-forms

H.B. Carbide manufactures tungsten carbide custom, altered standard and standard blanks and pre-forms, starting from powder through finished ground blanks available in a comprehensive selection of grades to deliver high-performance, reliable near-net shaped tools that address specialized customer application challenges across diverse industries.


Round Tools

The round tool group provides custom-engineered tooling solutions across a wide variety of precision applications that solve unique challenges and that reduce machining time, improve quality and productivity to drive overall cost savings. Round Tool products are marketed, sold and serviced by Star SU, a Star Cutter Company affiliate with a global sales capability.


CNC Tool Grinders

The machine tool group, located in Elk Rapids, Mich., designs and manufactures solutions for CNC tool grinding that address custom or high-volume manufacturing applications and reconditioning of end mills, high performance drills, drill points, step drills, form tools, gear tools, broach tools, medical tools, inserts, and other custom tools.


Tool Services

Through this team, we’re able to offer state-of-the-art technology to recondition and restore all types of tools, including other manufacturers, to their original state, improving productivity and quality in machining operations.


How We Work

It all starts with your application

Our goal is simple: Provide our customers with a best-in-class solution to fit each application while fostering long-term, personal relationships with our customers.

  • Starting Your ProjectWe start by collecting data and specific information for your project.
  • Establishing a BudgetWe establish a budget with your team and review the cost-effectiveness of the proposed solution.
  • Project KickoffWe kick off the project, involving you throughout the process.
  • Delivering Your SolutionWe deliver the solution, continuing to provide application support and service to support our strategic relationship.

With nearly 100 years in manufacturing, our focus on innovation and providing you an excellent customer experience is embedded within our DNA. 

Core Values

Value Employees

We are committed to employee well-being and a healthy work/life balance, encouraging continuous learning, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a team-oriented culture that strives for mutual growth and development.

Customer Service

We relentlessly pursue customer satisfaction through reliable and responsive service, leveraging creativity coupled with accountability to deliver innovative solutions that get it right the first time, on time while pursuing continuous improvement.

Respect and Ethics

We conduct business ethically, acting with integrity and fairness to all people in all situations, encouraging an environment where we can share and respect personal and professional differences.

Environmentally Conscious

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace that is in compliance with local, state, federal and international laws, and focused on protecting our environment to create a sustainable future.

Partner Relationships

We understand the importance of our supplier-partners to our success and encourage ongoing strategic collaboration that leads to continuous improvement and thus mutual growth and success.

Star Cutter Company has developed into a world leader in the cutting tool industry. Each of our six manufacturing facilities 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.

23461 Industrial Park Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Tel. 248-474-8200
Fax. 248-474-9518