Star SU offers a wide variety of gear cutting machinery, tools and services including: hobbing, gear grinding, chamfering and deburring, shaping and shaving machines; tool grinding machines; hobs, milling cutters, shaper cutters and shaving tools; chamfer and deburring tools; gundrills and reamers; carbide performs; remanufactured machinery, retrofits and recontrols; and tool life cycle management services. Star SU is the cooperative partnership of Star Cut Sales, Inc. of Farmington Hills, Michigan, SU America, Inc., the U.S. sales and manufacturing unit to Samputensili, S.p.A., and Bourn & Koch Inc. of Rockford, Illinois. Star SU also represents Galdabini, Federal Broach and Sicmat in the United States, Canada and Mexico, selling straightening systems, broaching equipment and tools, and gear shaving equipment; and MAG, selling hobbing and chamfering/deburring machines.
"For Gear Expo, we will be featuring new machine technology and combined machining applications such as turning, drilling, milling and gear cutting as well as enhanced gear tool coating technology for improved quality and tool life," says David Goodfellow, president.
In addition, Balinite Alcrona Pro, the second generation of AlCr-based coatings, is now available on new and re-sharpened tools from Star SU. Developed by Oerlikon Balzers, Alcrona Pro can be used in a wider range of applications than other aluminum-based coatings because it provides better heat resistance for high temperatures and better wear resistance for tough cutting applications. Lower thermal conductivity allows Alcrona Pro-coated tools to work well in low temperature applications and allows faster hobbing speeds-200 m/min is the new base speed.