Star SU LLC to Produce Scudding® Tools for Profilator

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. — Star SU LLC has formed an alliance with Profilator to manufacture Scudding® tools for the global market and in North America in cooperation with GMTA in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Scudding® is the radical improvement on traditional power skiving technology for gear production, long proven in the market to be faster, more accurate and versatile in use.  Often thought to be limited to internals only, Scudding is fast beginning to compete in shaping, broaching and other gear cutting applications for gears and splines.  David Goodfellow, president of Star SU LLC is very pleased with the new partnership. "Star SU is using its vast experience of gear cutting tool technology for new tool development, as well as its tool service centers to support Profilator on this new technology process.  We are looking forward to working with Profilator and GMTA and see this as mutually beneficial for each company."

Profilator CEO Thomas Buchholtz with SAMP S.p.A president Antonio Maccafferi, Star SU LLC president David Goodfellow, and Star Cutter Company president Brad Lawton.

Profilator S-500 machine with Scudding® process

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

• gear shaper cutters and shaving 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 Samputensili, S.p.A. The companies together represent one of the world's largest gear machine, tool and gear tool manufacturing producers.


Mark C. Parillo

Star SU, LLC

Phone: 847-649-1450

FAX: 847-649-0112



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