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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 excels at identifying the ideal sliding head lathe for your applications and delivering turnkey solutions that hit the ground running. Star offer 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

Our specialist machines offer outstanding performance throughout many precision critical industries such as medical and aerospace, whilst also providing CNC sliding head technology for industries that require enhanced production output such as the automotive, hydraulics, fasteners, HVAC, oil & gas and electrical industries.

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 1,300 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 mill-turn parts 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-38R 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 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 SB-12R Type G sliding head lathe

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


Benefits of 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 are solely dedicated to sliding head technology

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

Turnkey Excellence

Unsure if sliding head technology is suitable for 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 from day one. Star GB are also the UK agent for FMB bar feeders and JBS guide bush systems, so all components of your investment are covered by the team of experts at Star GB.

Dedicated Training Facilities

Purpose-built training facilities to get you up and running

Star GB's Technology Centre has purpose-built training facilities where we deliver operator, programmer and maintenance training. Our programmer classes last between 3-5 days and usually include enough time to program customers' parts with our conversational programming suite.

Service & Spares

A comprehensive range of spares to support all models

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 options to make your investment even more affordable

No gimmicks, no hidden costs and no misleading marketing jargon - just honest, transparent packages which can be tailored to your exact requirements. We can also help your business benefit from the Annual Investment Allowance, now capped at £1 million.

What customers say about us...

Latest news & social updates

Browse the latest news updates and social media posts from Star GB. Connect with us for the most up-to-date content.

Star sliding head technology users unite to secure demand for emergency ventilator components and medical instrumentation

In a time where the manufacturing community expected to be together at MACH 2020 following months of preparation, we are instead faced with the unprecedented challenge of overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A message to customers regarding COVID-19

Updated 08-04-2020 Given the current Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ pandemic, Star GB would like to make all customers aware of the measures we are taking to ensure the continuation of our services, whilst protecting the health and safety of our customers, staff and suppliers. We are following all of the recommendations and requirements from the UK Government, […]

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MACH Exhibition rescheduled to January 2021

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), which owns and runs the MACH exhibition on behalf of the industry, has taken the decision to reschedule MACH from April 2020 to January 2021.

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Latest machine investment slashes process time by 60% and reduces several operations down to one at Axminster Tools

Axminster Tools has established itself as a market leader in the mail order tools and machinery industry, having supplied premium quality products throughout Europe for over 45 years.

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2019 Closing Statement from Stephen Totty

2019 has been an interesting year for Star GB and the industry as a whole. Despite the scepticism amassed through the continued uncertainty of the economy and political climate, it is encouraging to see that a number of new users have invested in Star sliding head technology for the first time alongside continued investment from […]

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