Aug 01, 2023

Star SU showcases Louis Bélet tooling at upcoming trade show

As the exclusive representative of Louis Bélet SA Swiss cutting tools in North America, Star SU will display its line of high-precision drills, endmills, thread and gear-cutting tools, including hobs and skiving tools, in booth 3209 at the Motion + Power Technology Expo from Oct. 17 to 19 in Detroit.

This includes solutions for micro-machining applications within the medical, automotive, aerospace, watchmaking, and general machining sectors.

The Louis Bélet product line expands the dimensional range of the Star SU portfolio of round and gear tooling to include micro tools as small as 0.05mm and specials down to 0.02mm for Swiss-style machining, as well as extended offerings in the area of fine pitch gear cutting tools.

Star SU will also be showcasing its wide variety of gear-cutting tools including solutions for chamfer and deburring, hobbing, and milling, as well as scudding cutters manufactured to produce gear and spline teeth for reduced cycle times and tool costs.

Additionally, the company will be showcasing its full offering of machine tools for producing gears and other fluid power components. This includes interactive demonstrations or displays on FFG Modul Vertical Gear Hobbing; Chamfer, Deburr, and Rolling of straight or helical gears or shafts; Profilator Scudding machines; and Star Cutter NXT 5-axis grinder for cutting and sharpening gear tools.

Star SU, which is the marketing, sales, and service partner for Star Cutter Company, offers a comprehensive line of products and services that enables customization of each cutting and tool grinding operation from cutting speeds and feeds to automation and tool coatings.

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Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.