Star SU To Unveil Dry Grinding Technology and Cutting Tool Advancements at IMTS 2016


Star SU will showcase its product range of machine tool, cutting tool, and tool services at IMTS 2016. It will have two booths — one in the Gear Pavilion in the North Hall and another in the West Hall showcasing its cutting tool technology.

In Booth #N-6924, visitors will see product overviews, video displays, and a new interactive customer application guide solution tool for Star SU’s full line of product and technology offerings. A Star SU representative guide will be available to guide visitors through its complete machine tool, cutting tool, and tool services offerings. Brands represented include: 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 that can grind gears without using coolant. This extraordinary evolution of the gear-generating grinding process ensures short cycle times, even less than the traditional machines (less than 2 seconds).

Star XTG Tool and Cutter Grinder

The XTG 575 showcases the latest in technology offered by Star. 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 millimeters 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 four-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. The XTG 575 is engineered and made in the U.S.

Bourn & Koch 400 H CNC Horizontal Hobbing Machine

Bourn & Koch 400H 7-axis CNC horizontal gear hobber features Fanuc CNC control and industry exclusive point-to-point array hobbing capability. The machine is ideal for longer spline shafts and spur and helical gears up to 400 millimeters in diameter, 6.4 max module.

FFG Werke Modul H200 Vertical Hobbing Machine

The H 80/100/130/160/200 series is the latest version of Star SU’s 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 buildup. The hob head is housed within the tool column, which is tightly fastened to the sturdy machine bed. The tailstock is on the tool column above the hob head, leaving the work area free for workpiece loading and unloading operations.

Gear Cutting Tool Solutions

Star SU not only carries a variety of new gear cutting tools, but it also offers 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.

Star SU will also feature Scudding® cutters in conjunction with GMTA and Profilator manufactured to produce gear and spline teeth for reduced cycle times and tool costs.

In Booth #W-2258 (Tool Technology Hall) visitors will see the following:

Gundrills — 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 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 and Preforms — Star SU offers a 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.