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Star Cutter Company’s Tawas Tool location celebrates receiving Michigan Going PRO funds.

Michigan Awards “Going PRO” Funds to Star Cutter Company

For the second year running, Star Cutter has received Going PRO Talent funds from the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity-Workforce Development (LEO-WD) through the Michigan Works! agency. Going PRO is a competitive funding source that provides a solution to skill shortages throughout the State of Michigan. The program is designed to assist employers with...
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Star Cutter Names Andrew Epstein Vice President of Human Resources

Star Cutter Company has appointed Andrew Epstein as Vice President of Human Resources. Epstein oversees all HR functions for the Star Cutter family of companies, guiding HR resources across global locations and analyzing HR strategies. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he reports to the Chief Financial Officer, Becky Grech.
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Star Cutter Displays Precision Tooling Solutions for Firearms Manufacturing

Star Cutter Company will be displaying its cutting tools tailored for firearms manufacturing at the Shot Show 2024, Jan. 23 – 26 in the Supplier Showcase, booth #51317 at the Venetian Expo + Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas.
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SHOT SHOW Supplier Showcase

SHOT SHOW Supplier Showcase January 22-23, 2024 The Venetian 5th Floor Palazzo Ballroom Star SU –  Booth 51317 Star Cutter Company, a provider of custom-engineered tooling solutions for precision applications, will be displaying its cutting tools tailored for firearms manufacturing at the Shot Show 2024, Jan. 23 – 26 in the Supplier Showcase, booth #51317...
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Star SU Announces New Service Manager/Project Coordinator

Farmington Hills, Mich., Oct. 11, 2023 — Star SU, the marketing, sales and service affiliate of Star Cutter Company, has announced the appointment of Bart Trublowski as its new service manager and project coordinator. Trublowski will oversee service of all the company’s gear manufacturing tools in North America, including its hobbing, chamfer/deburring, and Scudding machines....
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Motion + Power Technology Expo

Formerly GEAR EXPO October 17–19, 2023 Detroit, MI Star SU –  Booth 3209 Farmington Hills, Mich., Aug. 16, 2023 — As the exclusive North American representative of Louis Bélet SA (Switzerland) Swiss cutting tools in North America, Star SU will display its line of high-precision drills, end mills, thread and gear cutting tools including hobs and...
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Star Cutter Expands Grinding Business with Acquisition of Tru Tech Systems

Star Cutter Company has acquired Tru Tech CNC grinding systems from Resonetics (Nashua, N.H.), assuming all design and manufacturing of the Tru Tech high precision CNC grinding machines currently performed at the Michigan facilities in Mt. Clemens and Lewiston. Additionally, Star Cutter secures the service, training and spare parts support for Tru Techs’ vast installation...
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Star Cutter Promotes Brad Cooper to Plant Manager

Star Cutter Company has announced the promotion of Bradley Cooper from his current position as service manager to plant manager, responsible for optimizing the day-to-day operations of the Elk Rapids facility. In addition to managing production, ensuring safety and quality, and developing and driving continuous improvement initiatives, Cooper will also help drive product line advancement...
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Star SU Highlights Louis Bélet Precision Tooling

As the exclusive North American representative of Louis Bélet SA (Switzerland) Swiss cutting tools in North America, Star SU will display its line of high-precision drills, end mills, thread and gear cutting tools including hobs and skiving tools in booth #3209 at the Motion + Power Technology Expo. This includes solutions for micro-machining applications within...
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Options for Improving the Machining of Upper Rail Systems

The rifle upper rail system allows the attachment of various accessories such as scopes, sights, and flashlights. Mounted on the top of the rifle, it needs to provide a stable platform for the accessories to be attached to, yet not add more weight than needed to the rifle. As such, many firearm manufacturers look to...
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Tooling for Rifle Barrel Manufacturing

A rifle barrel typically begins life as a cylindrical steel bar. The transition from steel bar to a full-fledged rifle barrel begins with a deep-hole drilling process as the initial step, where a long drill with a hollow stem and tungsten-carbide bit is used to drill the trued and stress-relieved bar.
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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. The SRT combines two tools into one – it offers multiple straight flutes for consistent location and multiple helical flutes that ensure roundness...
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Improving Machining With 3D Printed Tools

The machining of powertrain components and aluminum prismatic parts, such as stator housings for the growing electric vehicle market, often require large and heavy tools. When used on traditional machining equipment, the weight of these tools can cause excessive spindle vibration and chatter, poor tool life and, potentially, scrapped components. Lightweight Solution:  Additive manufactured tools...
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The benefits of re-tipping and re-cutting PCD tooling – Updated

Fixed Pocket PCD milling and interpolating tools are designed and built as a complete one piece product, combining a steel body and a holding interface. Additionally, PCD segments are brazed into the tool body. The PCD segments then go through the manufacturing process to meet the requirements of the finish tool geometries.  This type of product is known in...
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How using Near Net Shape Carbide Blanks can save you time!

One goal of the H.B. Advantage is to save our customers time when machining our blanks.  By providing near net shape blanks, we can reduce the overall grinding time required to finish the blanks.  We do this by adding features such as diameters, flutes, pockets, flats, coolant holes, etc.   All machining is done in the...
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Improving the Upper Machining Process with the SRT Reamer

Star SU is currently involved in process improvement for machining the Upper Rail system for AR-15’s, AR-10’s and M-4 carbines with several independently owned contractors. Process improvement includes: Concentricity improvement (TIR) critical to non-critical bore Cycle Time Reduction Surface finishes of Ra ≤ 0.8 Typical current process: Rough Drill Ream non-critical bore End mill critical...
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Rifle Barrel Manufacturing with the Star SU High Performance Gundrill

Star Cutter Company manufactures rifle barrel making products including gundrills, push and pull reamers, and rifle buttons to geometrical quality with exceptional finishes.   We custom design and build these tools using our guidelines to achieve customer part requirements. We assign a unique tool number to every tool we produce with revision control, ensuring our customers...
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Improving the Process of Machining the Firing Pin Hole with the Solid Carbide Twist Drill

With the industries increased volumes, there is a need to reduce cycle times in machining the firing pin hole in gun bolts. This is what the Star SU process is looking to improve upon compared to the traditional process. The traditional process is outlined below: Pilot Tool Single Flute Gundrill Solid Carbide Internal Chamfer Gundrill...
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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.

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