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Introducing the SX-38
Powerful. Versatile. Heavy-duty
The new SX-38 has arrived
Five star flexible finance
The latest Star technology
on a plan tailored to your business
Turnkey Excellence = Risk-Free Investment
Is sliding head technology suitable for your components?
Power to your programs
NC Assist program editor
Now available in metric & imperial
HFT High Frequency Turning
Innovative swarf control software exclusively for Star machines
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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 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 are solely 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 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. 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

Purpose-built 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 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 jargon - just honest, transparent finance packages which can be tailored to your exact requirements. We can also help your business to benefit from CBILS or the Annual Investment Allowance.

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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.

An important update regarding COVID-19

Following the announcement of another national lockdown, Star GB would like to take the opportunity to issue an update regarding COVID-19.

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A productive partnership in sliding head technology

NSR Engineering, a Bristol-based subcontractor specialising in turned and milled components, is celebrating twenty years of success through its partnership with sliding head lathe supplier Star Micronics GB Ltd.

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MACH Exhibition rescheduled to April 2022

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 January 2021 to April 2022.

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UK manufacturers seek to enhance capabilities with demand for the latest sliding head technology

Star GB reports a high level of demand for its eagerly anticipated SX-38 Type A model – with the first UK machine ordered by Vixen CNC Limited prior to its arrival from the factory.

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UK manufacturing; going above and beyond – PES Reports

In the first of a two-part article, Dave Tudor of PES Magazine speaks to four companies – all Star sliding head machine users – that contributed significantly to the VentilatorChallengeUK initiative to get vital medical equipment to where it was needed most – the frontline.

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