Star SU Unveiled Latest Tool Cutting Advancements IMTS

IMTS 2016: Star SU To Unveil Dry Grinding Technology and Latest in Cutting Tool Advancements

Star SU
showcased our entire product range of machine tool, cutting tool and tool services.

IMTS Quick Facts

  • Name of Show: IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
  • Show Dates: September 12-17, 2016
  • Show Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL USA
  • Show Sponsor: AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Star SU had two booths again this year – one in the gear pavilion in the North hall and another in the West hall showcasing our cutting tool technology.


In N-6924 attendees saw the following:
Product overviews, video displays, and our new interactive customer application guide solution tool for Star SU’s full line of product and technology offerings. IMTS visitors explored independently or have a Star SU representative guide you through our complete machine tool, cutting tool and tool services offerings from the brands represented including Star Cutter Company, Samputensili, Bourn & Koch, SICMAT, Profilator / GMTA, FFG Werke (Huller Hille, Hessapp, Modul, VDF Boehringer), H.B. Carbide, and Sandvik Coromant.

Samputensili SG 160 SKY GRIND gear dry grinding machine
Star SU offers the Samputensili SG 160, the first gear dry grinding machine in the world that can grind gears without using coolant. This extraordinary machine removes most of the stock allowance with the first pass using a hobbing tool. The second finishing pass, carried out at a grinding wheel, removes the remaining stock without overheating the workpiece, therefore resulting in a completely dry process. Its innovative structure with two spindles actuated by linear motors and the use of more channels simultaneously ensure a chip-to- chip time of less than two seconds. Watch a video demo, learn more about the machine by going to our dry grinding page.

Star XTG Tool and Cutter Grinder
The XTG 575 showcases the latest in technology offered by Star, where precision comes standard. This state of the art, five axis linear tool and cutter grinder was engineered to regrind AND manufacture complex cutting tools in both high and low volume applications. With 575 mm of Z axis travel this machine has impressive long tool capability. Design features include a mineral cast base for increased damping and thermal stability performance, 1,000 rpm work head, and a (4) station HSK wheel changer. The machine is ideal for high mix, low volume jobs due to its quick setup and stability. Partnered with NUMROTO software, the XTG 575 is ready for anything from the daily grind to cutting edge prototypes.  Engineered and made in the USA, Star stands behind their product with an excellent warranty, world class service, and state of the art application engineering. Learn more about the XTG 575, request a quote and plan to see it by visiting our tool and cutter grinders page.

Bourn & Koch 400 H CNC horizontal hobbing machine
The H80/100/160/200 series is the latest version of our hobbing machine line for small applications, specially engineered for automotive. These machines have been designed for dry cutting operations in particular, although using oil or emulsion is possible. Now this machine is available with an optional extended radial travel, incorporating the working range of the H80 up to the H200. The new CNC tailstock, driven by a servomotor, is standard now and allows the easy setup of programming and monitoring of the clamping force and position. The closed “O-frame” structure with cross beam allows the ideal integration of this tailstock. These new features, combined with the user-friendly FFG Modul operating interface, provide also the optimal base for Job Shop applications. Request a budget quote and plan to see it by visiting our 400 H horizontal hobbing webpage.

FFG Werke Modul H200 vertical hobbing machine
The H 80/100/130/160/200 series is the latest version of our hobbing machine line for small automotive applications, specially engineered for automotive applications. These machines have been designed for dry cutting applications in particular, although using oil or emulsion is not a problem. Chips are conveyed cleanly from the work area by means of a chute, which is steep and smooth in design to prevent any build up. The hob head is housed within the tool column, which is tightly fastened to the sturdy machine bed. The tailstock is located on the tool column above the hob head, leaving the work area remarkably free for workpiece loading and unloading operations. Request a budget quote and plan to see it by visiting our 400 H horizontal hobbing webpage.

Gear cutting tool solutions
Star SU not only carries a wide variety of new gear cutting tools we also offer precision tool re-sharpening services and advanced coatings, including Oerlikon Balzer’s New BALANIT® ALTENSA, the high-speed coating solution that realizes productivity gains and efficiency.

Need more help managing your tool room? Let Star SU monitor the life cycle of your tools and re-sharpen, re-coat and replace them as needed. Visit tools/gear-cutting- tools and request a meeting with us to discuss how we can help you with your gear cutting operation.

Star SU also featured Scudding® cutters in conjunction with GMTA and Profilator manufactured to produce gear and spline teeth for reduced cycle times and tool costs. Learn more by visiting us at our Scudding® page.

In W-2258 (Tool Technology Hall) attendees saw the following:

Star SU carries a full line of gundrills and deep hole drills, including: single flute gundrills; solid carbide single flute gundrills; two-flute two-hole gundrills; double jet gundrills; double crimp gundrills; and bi-tip gundrills.

Solid and Brazed Construction Carbide Drills & Reamers
Star SU offers a wide range of precision solid carbide drills and reamers, including: solid and braze construction carbide drills and reamers; core drills; Super Round Tool (SRT) reamers  valve guide reamers, multi diameter cavity machining tools, and cryogenic machining cutting tools.

Carbide Blanks & Preforms
Star SU offers a wide variety of tungsten carbide blanks and preforms from H.B. Carbide. Using only the highest quality raw materials and employing state-of- the- art, computer controlled vacuum furnaces and vacuum Sinter-Hipping furnaces, these cemented carbide preforms can be used for cutting tools, dies and wear parts in a variety of specialized applications.

About Star SU, LLC
Star SU, LLC offers a wide variety of machine tools, precision cutting tools and services including:

  • vertical and horizontal gear hobbing machines
  • chamfering and deburring machines
  • gear grinding machines
  • gear shaping and shaving machines
  • tool grinding machines
  • gear hobs and milling cutters
  • indexable gear milling solutions by Sandvik Coromant
  • gear shaper cutters and shaving tools
  • scudding® and power skiving tools
  • chamfer and deburring tools
  • gundrills
  • form tools and reamers
  • carbide blanks and preforms
  • tool coatings and tool life cycle management services

Star SU is the go-to- market cooperative partnership of Star Cutter Company of Farmington Hills, MI, and SU America, Inc., the US sales and manufacturing unit to SAMP, S.p.A. The companies together represent one of the world’s largest gear machine, tool and gear tool manufacturing producers.

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