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Machine Tool, Cutting Tool and Tool Services Solutions

The Star SU team of product and technology experts will be at two booth locations. Star SU's North Hall booth in the Gear Pavilion will feature two machines: the FFG Modul H200 vertical gear hobbing machine, and the new Star NXT tool grinder. There will also be video demonstrations of the company's latest grinding advancements, including the Samputensili SG 160 SKY GRIND. The G-160 wet grinding head will also be on display.

Visitors to Star SU's West Hall booth will be able to view enhanced interactive customer solution tool for Star SU's full line of machine tool, cutting tool and tool services from the brands Star SU represents including Star Cutter Company, Samputensili, FFG Werke (Modul and Hessapp) and H.B. Carbide.

Star SU North Hall

Star's latest CNC 5-axis tool grinder is a versatile tool grinder with fewer moving parts and a small footprint, a large grind zone, the ability to run small and large diameter wheels, easily configurable options and a modular design.

The NXT offers the benefits of smaller size, greater diversity, increased capability, flexibility, durability and added value. Additional features:

  • Focused design to deliver a maximized grind zone with a small footprint of 2 m wide
  • 28 kW synchronous spindle @ 20,000 RPM
  • Up to 250 mm diameter tools
  • Engineered with the latest in linear and rotary torque motor technology to eliminate backlash, friction effects and drive vibration
  • FANUC robot automation with 3-38 mm gripper assembly
  • NUMROTOplus grinding software
  • Application support available
  • Designed, manufactured and serviced in the USA.

The FFG Werke Modul H200 vertical hobbing machine, part of the H 80-200 series, is the latest version of Star SU's hobbing machine line for automotive as well as job shop applications. The optional automatic high-speed part changer is especially engineered for automotive applications with less than 2 seconds chip-to-chip time. These machines have been designed for dry cutting applications in particular, although using oil or emulsion is not a problem. Chips are conveyed immediately from the work area by means of steep and smooth stainless steel glad chutes to prevent any build up. The hob head is housed within the tool column, which is tightly fastened to the sturdy machine bed. The CNC tailstock is located on the counter column and cross bar above the hob head, leaving the work area free for workpiece loading and unloading operations.

Star SU offers a wide variety of gear cutting tools, precision tool re-sharpening services and advanced coatings from Oerlikon Balzers, including Alcrona Pro and BALANIT ALTENSA, the high-speed coating solution.

Star SU will also feature its scudding cutters manufactured to produce gear and spline teeth for reduced cycle times and tool costs.

Star SU West Hall

In the West Hall booth visitors can see the following from Star SU's technology partners including Star Cutter Company, Samputensili, Neher, 5ME and H.B. Carbide:

  • Gundrills - Star SU carries a full line of gundrills and deep hole drilling solutions, including: single flute gundrills; solid carbide single flute gundrills; two-flute two-hole gundrills; double jet gundrills; double crimp gundrills, deep hole twist drills, rifle buttons, pull reamers and push reamers.
  • Solid and brazed construction carbide drills and 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, and multi diameter cavity machining tools.
  • Cryogenic cutting tools - 5ME cryogenic machining combined with Star SU BlueZone ventilated end mills, tapered ball mills, reamers and drills, create a more profitable and efficient manufacturing experience by reducing the cutting temperature, using liquid nitrogen, to -321°F.
  • PCD tooling - Star SU / Neher produces high performance PCD tools that are engineered to customer requirements. The range of PCD products include circular milling tools, face milling tools, combination tools, counterbore tools, precision reamer / multi-step reamers and PCD drills. PCD products can be applied to all types of non-ferrous materials.
  • Carbide blanks and preforms - Star SU offers a wide variety of tungsten carbide blanks and preforms from H.B. Carbide. Using high quality raw materials and employing state-of-the-art, computer controlled vacuum Sinter-Hipping furnaces, these cemented carbide preforms can be used for cutting tools, dies and wear parts in a variety of specialized applications.

For more information contact:


5200 Prairie Stone Parkway, Ste. 100

Hoffman Estates, IL 60192


IMTS 2018 Booths N-236909

and W-432258

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