Star Rapid Announces Partnership with Guhring

Through this partnership, Star Rapid will implement a new custom tool management and computerized tracking system.

Star Rapid, a global rapid prototyping, rapid tooling and low-volume manufacturer, announces a partnership with Guhring, a German manufacturer of carbide and PCD cutting tools like drills, reamers, taps and mills. Through this partnership, Star Rapid will implement a new custom tool management and computerized tracking system. In addition, Guhring will provide full-time onsite technical support and regrinding expertise. These advantages will enable Star Rapid to further elevate its CNC and rapid prototyping services. Star Rapid says it believes that the partnership with Guhring will give Star Rapid a competitive edge.

Star Rapid will now use Guhring’s Custom Tool Management System, which provides tool storage, inventory control and real-time monitoring of tool consumption. This system creates a more efficient work flow through improved tool tracking and facilitates a more precise tool ordering based on anticipated future usage. Guhring’s family of cutting tools also has proprietary thin-film, vacuum deposited coatings. This coating technology extends cutting tool life and performance by protecting against the high temperatures, friction, vibration and chip adhesion associated with everyday use.

In addition to being Star Rapid’s vendor for new tools, Guhring also will now supervise the sharpening and regrinding of the company’s tools that are currently in use. Star Rapid’s machinists will also work with Guhring’s onsite technical support to optimize the speeds and feeds for every cutter, reducing total time and cost while increasing output.