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Star Cutter Announces New VP of Operations

March 18, 2021
Star Cutter VP of Operation - Mike Billiel

Star Cutter Announces New VP of Operations Farmington Hills, Mich., March 18, 2021 – Star Cutter Company has promoted Mike Billiel from corporate operations manager to vice president of operations. In this position, Billiel is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating efficient and cost-effective operational activities across the company’s five manufacturing locations, helping Star Cutter meet its current and future needs. Billiel originally joined the company in 2013 as the cutting tool operations manager and in 2019 moved to the role of corporate operations manager. “Mike has been instrumental in […]

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Star Cutter Announces Enhancements to NXT Tool Grinder

March 2, 2021
Star Cutter NXT 5-axis Tool Grinder

Farmington Hills, Mich., March 2, 2021 – 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. Designed in a modular fashion that offers quick adaptation to application requirements, the NXT’s mechanical, software and automation features and functions have been updated. Mechanical improvements to the NXT design provide higher system rigidity and improved contamination containment, as well as wash down bed and coolant boost pump upgrade options. The machine’s control software now features […]

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Star Cutter Announces New Service Manager

February 16, 2021

Farmington Hills, Mich., Feb. 16, 2021 – 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. Cooper will be responsible for managing and developing service group offerings, enhancing customer communication, order processing procedures and project management protocol, and supervising the service team. Cooper was previously the production supervisor at the Elk Rapids facility, providing him with a strong background knowledge of the company’s CNC equipment and customer base. Prior to joining Star Cutter […]

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Bulletin: NUMROTO Software Upgrade

January 27, 2021

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. How this Change May Affect You Customers running a Windows® 7 or Windows 10 operating system, can easily upgrade to NUMROTO version 4.0.0 or later, a proven and reliable solution that NUMOTO will continue to support. One of the benefits […]

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Michigan kicks off Manufacturing Week

September 28, 2020
Michigan Manufacturing Week logo

Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation declaring September 28 to October 2, 2020 as Manufacturing Week to recognize Michigan’s more than 11,386 unique manufacturing firms, which account for 626,000 jobs and $98.64 billion of total output annually. “Michigan is home to hundreds of thousands of hardworking men and women who are dedicated to making the innovative products so many of us rely on every day,” Governor Whitmer said. “They were some of the first to go back on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them creatively retooling their operations […]

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Star SU Solid Carbide Gundrills: Medical Instrument and Device Deep Hole Drilling

April 30, 2020
Gundrills Array

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL., April 30, 2020 – With our modern manufacturing processes and state-of-the-art automation, Star is producing world-class performing Solid Carbide Gundrills that are used for machining your challenging medical grade materials. Star Single Flute Solid Carbide Gundrills are specially engineered and manufactured to meet your part print requirements for medical devices and instruments with proven results in drilling the complete range of titanium and stainless steel materials. “In many cases, our small diameter gundrills have resulted with our product providing our customers with excellent cost savings.  This was […]

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Star SU Exhibiting at SHOT Week Supplier Showcase

November 5, 2019
SHOT Weeks Supplier Showcase logo

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL., November 5, 2019 — Star SU LLC will be exhibiting at the 2020 SHOT Week Supplier Showcase in Las Vegas, January 20-21, 2020.  Entering its fourth year, the SHOT Week Supplier Showcase was developed in conjunction with the SHOT SHOW as a dedicated event for suppliers to present their products to shooting, hunting, and outdoor manufacturers. Star SU / Star Cutter Company (Booth 51535) will present our firearm industry products, including: Gundrills (including high performance / high feed), pull reamers, and rifle buttons for the barrel making process […]

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Star Cutter Company/Star SU recognized as Veteran Friendly Employer

January 30, 2019
2018 Veteran Friendly Bronze Logo

Star SU/Star Cutter Company was recently recognized as a Veteran-Friendly Employer by the Michigan Veteran’s Affairs Agency. Employing U.S. Veterans has always been important to our core values as a company and as Americans and this honor is something that we are extremely proud of.

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Manufacturing Day Celebrated Across Star Cutter Company’s Northern Michigan Plants

October 15, 2018
Manufacturing Day Celebrated at Star Cutter

Star Cutter Company celebrated Manufacturing Day, officially October 5th, over the past two weeks by hosting student visits at several of its Northern Michigan facilities including Ossineke Industries (Ossineke, MI), H.B. Carbide Company (Lewiston, MI), and Tawas Tool (East Tawas, MI). Here is a summary of how each group showcased their facilities and the manufacturing industry as a whole: October 4th Ossineke Industries: 30 Alpena High School Mechatronics program students toured the plant October 5th H.B. Carbide Company: 60 students from the Atlanta school system toured the facility taking an […]

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The NXT generation of tool grinding has arrived

June 11, 2018
Star Cutter NXT-right

Elk Rapids Engineering a division of the Star Cutter Company and manufacturer of the Star brand of CNC tool and cutter grinders has been hard at work designing, testing, and refining their next generation (5) axis machine. Similar to Colonel Steve Austin in the science fiction movie Six Million Dollar Man, Engineers at Elk Rapids had a challenge: “Rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better…stronger…faster.” A focus group comprised of professionals from both inter-company tool-manufacturing facilities and outside customer locations helped the […]

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