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Star Cutter Displays Precision Tooling Solutions for Firearms Manufacturing

November 16, 2023

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 at the Venetian Expo + Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas. On display will tooling and solutions to machine the following: Rifle and Shot Gun Barrels, including best practices with TIR Control and quality for hole size and button rifling utilizing the star gundrills, push/pull reamer and rifling buttons. Gundrills, including Custom Express Gundrill […]

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Star Cutter Names New Vice President of Information Technology to Boost Global Operations

September 22, 2023
Dean Stetson, Star Cutter’s VP of Information Technology

Farmington Hills, Mich., Sept. 22, 2023 – Star Cutter Company announced that Dean Stetson has been named the vice president of information technology. Stetson is charged with leading corporate IT for all of Star Cutter’s manufacturing facilities, as well as the Star SU’s sales and marketing offices across North America, Europe, Brazil, China, and India enabling the company’s vision to expand its global capabilities. Stetson is joining Star Cutter with over 25 years as an IT leader in enterprise software applications and enterprise resource planning. His experience spans the manufacturing, […]

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Star Cutter Expands Grinding Business with Acquisition of Tru Tech Systems

September 1, 2023

Farmington Hills, Mich., Sept. 1, 2023 – 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 base across North America and Europe. “Tru Tech is a strategic purchase that perfectly complements our existing business,” said Brad Lawton, Star Cutter Company chairman and CEO. “It […]

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Star Cutter Promotes Brad Cooper to Plant Manager

August 22, 2023
Brad Cooper, Star Cutter’s new Plant Manager

Farmington Hills, Mich., August 22, 2023– 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 and engineering solutions development. “Brad has a proven talent for innovation, developing several new offerings and initiatives in his role as service manager,” said Mike Billiel, Star Cutter’s vice […]

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Star Cutter Announces New Engineering Manager for Round Tool Business Unit

July 11, 2023
Star Cutter - Bob Tennant

Farmington Hills, Mich., July 11, 2023 – Star Cutter Company has announced the hiring of Robert (Bob) Tennant as its round tool engineering manager overseeing three product lines, each produced at a dedicated facility. He will support the facilities and teams manufacturing gundrills (Ossineke, Mich.); solid carbide drills and reamers (Farmington Hills); and PCD tooling and services (Farmington Hills). His responsibilities include supervising the engineering teams, communicating with management and production on project plans, and evaluating the feasibility of new projects in conjunction with the application support teams. Tennant comes […]

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Star SU Expands Sales Network for Star Cutter Products Across North America

June 7, 2023

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 6, 2023  – Star SU, the marketing, sales and service affiliateof Star Cutter Company, has announced the hiring of three new are sales managers (ASMs). Each ASM will be responsible for growing sales in his territory across multiple product lines, illustrating the company’s ability to better serve customers through its vertically-integrated structure.   Noah Cantara, Western States and Canadian Provinces Prior to joining Star SU, Noah Cantara served as a carbide rods product specialist at Sandvik Hyperion and Hyperion Materials and Technology, as well as having […]

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Star Cutter Awarded “Going PRO” Funds for Employee Training

March 15, 2023

Farmington Hills, Mich., March 15, 2023 – Star Cutter announced that its Tawas Tool, Ossineke Industries and H.B. Carbide facilities have received 2023 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 that awards employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees. Past statistics from employees trained through the program indicate a retention rate of over […]

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Star Cutter is a Proud Member of USCTI

March 7, 2023

Star Cutter Company is a proud member and a committed supporter of the USCTI – United States Cutting Tool Institute organization. We’re a firm believer in the goals and initiatives of representing, promoting, and expanding the US cutting tool industry. Our entire Star Cutter family of companies have seen firsthand the amazing benefits of the member networking, Industry collaborations and monthly reporting and statistics data. All of these are essential to our business success as they allow us to stay up to date with the latest trends and become more […]

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Star Cutter Announces Express In-Stock Gundrill Programs – Custom Designs Also Included

March 3, 2023

Farmington Hills, Mich., March 2, 2023  – Star Cutter has announced Star Cutter Express, an enhanced Single Flute Gundrill program designed to provide companies with quality standard in-stock or customized gundrills in an expedited manner. Standard Programs with Same Day Shipping:  There are two stocked and standard product offerings where gundrills are delivered within 24 hours of the order. The SFGD Express program is for Single Flute Gundrills in diameters from 0.1250” – 0.7500” (3.175mm – 19.050mm) and lengths up to 48” (1219mm). The SCGD Express program is for Single […]

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Star Cutter Displays Precision Tooling Solutions for Firearms Manufacturing

January 10, 2023

Las Vegas, January 10, 2023 – Star Cutter Company, a provider of custom-engineered tooling solutions for precision applications, is displaying its cutting tools tailored for firearms manufacturing at the Shot Show 2023 in the Supplier Showcase, booth #51317. On display will be solutions for producing: Rifle and Shotgun Barrels – single flute gundrills, including high performance and double contour enhanced designed gundrills, pull reamers, and rifling buttons Pistol Barrels – solid carbide gundrills, solid carbide deep hole twist drills, carbide reamers Firing Pin Holes – small diameter solid carbide twist […]

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