Star Cutter

Tool Grinders

CNC grinders for reconditioning and manufacturing of end mills, high performance drills, step drills, form tools, gear tools, orthopedic surgical instruments and large diameter carbide tools.

Star Cutter

Precision Cutting Tools

A comprehensive cutting tool line from Star Cutter includes everything for your cutting tool needs, including patented solutions you’ll only find here.

Star Cutter

Tool Services

Total Tool Life Cycle Management from one source. Services include: rotary reconditioning, edge preparation, coating selections, and trouble shooting. Delivery programs available.

Superior Tool Grinding Machines & Cutting Tools

Star Cutter Company was founded in 1927 by Howard B. Lawton and Frank Burgess. Our early focus on custom cutting tools led to a world-recognized expertise in custom tooling and engineering solutions for manufacturing.

The company grew into the design and build of Tool and Cutter Grinding machines as a natural result of its reputation for the highest quality cutting tools, and the need for machine tools that can produce such cutting tools with the precision and performance for which Star Cutter had come to be known.

Star Cutter 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:

  • 5-axis CNC tool and cutter grinding machines,
  • solid carbide cutting tools,
  • carbide blanks and preforms,
  • gun drills, and
  • gear cutting tools.

Star Cutter News

Star Cutter Hires Josh Hubbard as Sales and Applications Engineer
Star Cutter Company has added to its applications engineering team with the hiring of Josh Hubbard as a sales and applications engineer at its Elk Rapids, Mich., facility where the company builds its 5-axis CNC tool grinding machines. Full Story

Star Cutter’s Core Drills for Aluminum and Iron Are Optimized Per Application
Star Cutter Company’s core drills, custom-designed and built per application, are well-suited for the machining of cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, valve bodies, fluid power components, and other cast components that are made of aluminum and iron, including CGI. Full Story

Star Cutter Expands Tool Offering with 3D Printing Capability
Star Cutter Company, in alliance with its strategic partner Neher Group, has announced the availability of 3D printed PCD monoblock tool bodies and chip deflectors where the 3D printed bodies are integrated with the holder interface to create a single robust tool. Full Story

Star Cutter’s Carbide Drill for Aluminum Applications Improves Tool Life
Star Cutter Company’s solid carbide drill designed for machining aluminum castings has proven to achieve 1.5 – 4 times the tool life of competitive offerings in automotive prismatic applications. Full Story

Star Cutter Announces New VP of Operations
Star Cutter Company has promoted Mike Billiel from corporate operations manager to vice president of operations. Full Story

Star Cutter Announces Enhancements to NXT Tool Grinder
Star Cutter Company has announced enhancements to its Star NXT 5-axis Tool Grinder, a versatile 5-axis CNC machine with a small footprint and a large grind zone. Full Story

Star Cutter Announces New Service Manager
Star Cutter Company has promoted Bradley Cooper to service manager at its Elk Rapids, Mich., location responsible for the Star brand CNC tool and cutter grinders. Full Story

NUMROTO software Upgrade
This February, NUMROTO will no longer support software versions below 4.0.0 Why is this happening? As with software companies around the world, NUMROTO’s engineers face increasing demands with roadmap development for new features and functionality; to do so they must make tough decisions to sunset older versions of their software. Full Story

COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of our lives. These effects have changed the way we look at meeting our customers' needs. Without our standard trade shows and the ability to visit with customers, we are expanding our virtual interaction.