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Star Cutter Hires Josh Hubbard as Sales and Applications Engineer

June 23, 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 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 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
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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
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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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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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