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Star Cutter Adds Medical Industry Specialist to Sales Network

December 7, 2021

Farmington Hills, Mich., Dec. 7, 2021 — Star Cutter has added Shop Solutions LLC (Columbia City, IN), owned by Matt Dahms, to its sales network with a goal of expanding the company’s presence within the medical industry. Shop Solutions specializes in manufacturing solutions for surgical tools used in orthopedic applications. “We are excited to have Matt representing our NXT tool grinders within the medical community,” said said Brad Lawton, Star Cutter Chairman and CEO. “His extensive knowledge of surgical tool manufacturing and connections within industry will be a great benefit […]

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Star Cutter and ESPRIT CAM Partner to Create Medical Tool Grinding Package

October 5, 2021
hip rasp

Farmington Hills, Mich. and Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 5, 2021 – Star Cutter Company and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence have established a partnership that enables the Star Cutter NXT 5-axis grinders to be sold with a seat of pre-loaded ESPRIT CAM software. This packaged solution is aimed at assisting manufacturers of complex medical tooling, such as hip rasps, rotary files, bone files and drills, etc. Having certified ESPRIT post processors on the NXT ensures faster launch and error-free program code every time. “ESPRIT’s proven ability in easing the programming and production of […]

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Star Cutter’s Core Drills for Aluminum and Iron Are Optimized Per Application

July 13, 2021
Star Cutter Core Drills

Farmington Hills, Mich., DATELINE, 2021 – 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. Based upon review and input from the Star Cutter design team, decisions are made regarding three- or four-fluted design, edge prep, material grade and advanced coating selection so that each drill is optimized per specific requirements, leading to reduced cycle times. Used for both enlarging or […]

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Star Cutter Hires Josh Hubbard as Sales and Applications Engineer

July 9, 2021

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 23, 2021 – 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. In this position, Hubbard will support the sales team by engineering processes and delivering solutions to Star’s tool grinding customer base. Hubbard has significant experience in running a variety of CNC programs in industry, including the Star CNC 5-axis platform. Additionally, he is skilled in […]

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Star Cutter Expands Tool Offering with 3D Printing Capability

June 23, 2021
3D Printed Tool Bodies

Farmington Hills, Mich., June 9, 2021 – 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. As compared to traditional manufacturing methods, additive manufacturing is more reliable in achieving designs with complex details and effective chip evacuation. This ability to optimize coolant hole and cooling channel locations can improve tool life by 30% or more and is […]

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Star Cutter’s Carbide Drill for Aluminum Applications Improves Tool Life

May 11, 2021
Star Cutter’s aluminum drills, offering 1.5 – 4x the tool life in aluminum component applications

Farmington Hills, Mich., May 11, 2021 – 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, such as valve bodies, housing and transmission cases, to name a few. Based upon specially selected material grades and point geometries developed by the Star Cutter engineering team, the drills are optimized for each specific application. Available in diameter sizes starting at 4mm, these Star Cutter drills are manufactured from a selection of more […]

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Star Cutter Elk Rapids Facility Adds Machine Tool Demo Area

April 29, 2021

Farmington Hills, Mich., April 29, 2021 – Recent upgrades by Star Cutter Company to its Elk Rapids, Mich., facility, where it produces tool and broach grinders, include a complete modernization of the 25,000 sq. ft. climate-controlled building featuring state-of-the-art workspaces and conference room with virtual meeting capability. Importantly, a 1,500 sq. ft. area has been created on the plant floor that is dedicated to customer run-offs and demonstrations with space for two machines at any time. Video and remote demonstrations and run-offs are also available. For companies interested in visiting […]

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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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