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Dedicated to CNC sliding headstock lathes

Star Micronics GB are dedicated to supplying specialist CNC sliding head 'Swiss-type' lathes. With a state-of-the-art technology centre in Derbyshire and a team of the best applications engineers throughout the UK and Eire, Star sliding head lathes offer accuracy, repeatability, reliability and lower cycle times on mill-turn components.

Star GB identify the ideal sliding head lathe for your applications and deliver turnkey solutions that hit the ground running. Star GB offers a true single-source supply and for many years we have delivered, installed and supported Star technology and accessories from our partners throughout the UK and Eire.

High performance for all industries

Star GB CNC sliding head machines offer outstanding performance throughout many precision critical industries such as medical and aerospace, as well as sectors that require enhanced production output including automotive, hydraulics, fasteners, HVAC, oil & gas and electrical.

The new SX-38 sliding head lathe

A full range of sliding head machines for every application up to ⌀42mm diameter

Star GB machines deliver exemplary performance, helping to meet your production needs through unmatched accuracy, repeatability and reliability. With over 1,600 machine installations nationwide up to 42mm capacity and a team of the best application & service engineers in the UK, Star GB offer complete solutions combining revolutionary machinery with expert knowledge and unrivalled customer support.

Star SX-38 sliding head lathe

The SX Series is a versatile, powerful and heavy-duty solution for machining complex components up to 42mm in diameter. 

Star ST-38 sliding head lathe

The ST Series with its 12 programmable axes is our flagship triple turret series for complex parts up to 42mm in diameter.

Star SV-20R sliding head lathe

The SV Series offers balanced turning and milling capability in guide bush / non guide bush mode up to 42mm in diameter.

Star SD-26 sliding head lathe

The SD Series is a new model capable of ⌀26mm machining, developed to give engineers the ultimate mill-turn solution.

Star SW-20 sliding head lathe

The SW Series offers significantly reduced cycle times due to its opposed twin platen and 8-station back working attachment.

Star SR-20JII sliding head lathe

The SR Series is Star's most popular range, providing exceptional performance and versatility up to 42mm in diameter.

Star SP-23 sliding head lathe

The SP Series is a new model capable of 1-inch machining that has been developed by Star to deliver outstanding versatility.

Star SB-12R Type G sliding head lathe

The SB Series is Star's entry-level range offering impressive machining versatility within a compact footprint.

Star SL-10 sliding head lathe

The SL Series is the latest innovation from Star, developed to suit small diameter machining requirements. 


The key benefits of Star sliding head technology

  • Higher quality parts due to accurate, repeatable processes

  • Less “work in progress”, parts can be finished in one setup

  • Improved surface finishes from stable cutting conditions

  • Increased production efficiency from extended unmanned operation

  • Low cost of ownership from reliable technology and low power consumption

Why invest with Star GB?

Star GB empower our customers with new methods of maximising efficiency, becoming more competitive and increasing their profitability. Our applications and service engineers are the best in the industry, which alongside our sales team, are dedicated to helping you get the most out of Star technology and maximising the return on your investment.

World Class Support

Star GB is dedicated to sliding head technology

Our team of applications and service engineers are time served experts in Star machinery. Our customer support teams are available to offer technical assistance over the phone or by email throughout the day.

Turnkey Excellence

Unsure if sliding head technology would suit your parts?

Star GB is home to a leading applications department who specialise in turnkey projects. Customers can rely on our expertise to deliver an efficient stable process with components set, proven and ready to run.

Single Source Supply

Investing with Star GB is hassle-free

We take care of the machine, accessories, finance, maintenance and support to ensure that you're fully covered. We are also the UK agent for FMB bar feeders and JBS guide bush systems, so all aspects of your investment are covered by the team at Star GB.

Training Facilities

Dedicated training facilities to get you up and running

Star GB's Technology Centre has a purpose-built training facility where we deliver operator, programmer and maintenance training. Our programmer classes last between 3-5 days and can be structured to include the programming of customers' parts.

Service & Spares

A comprehensive range of spare parts

Star GB stock a comprehensive range of spares at our Derby HQ. In the unlikely event we don’t have the parts, our stock viewer allows access to parts located at our sister companies in Germany, Switzerland and the USA, or our main factories in Japan.

Flexible Finance Options

A range of finance options to suit your business

No gimmicks, no hidden costs and no misleading jargon - just honest, transparent finance packages which can be tailored to your exact requirements. We can also help your business to benefit from the Annual Investment Allowance and other initiatives.

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Latest news & social updates

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The stars of the show: The future of sliding head lathe solutions to be demonstrated at MACH Exhibition 2024

Star GB will showcase its cutting-edge range of sliding headstock lathes at MACH 2024. Visitors will experience a host of process demonstrations and witness a range of complex mill-turn components in production live at the event.

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Star GB is proud to ‘Sponsor a Snowflake’

Star Micronics GB is proud to be a part of The Children’s Hospital Charity’s ‘Sponsor a Snowflake’ appeal in support of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

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Star GB open house to host UK premiere of new sliding head lathe from 7-9 November 2023

Market-leading sliding head lathe supplier, Star GB, will host its annual open house event from 7-9 November 2023 at its Technology Centre in Derby.

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New slider from Star GB takes centre stage

After being officially unveiled at the AMB Stuttgart show in September, Star GB brought a prototype model of its brand-new SD-26 sliding head machine to its open house in November so UK customers could take a closer look.

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Star GB announces open house event dates with UK premiere of new sliding head lathe

Market-leading sliding head lathe supplier, Star GB, will host its annual open house event from 22-24 November 2022 at its Technology Centre in Derby.

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