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Star GB - Dedicated to CNC Sliding Head Lathes

Star Micronics GB are dedicated to supplying specialist CNC sliding head 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 parts.

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.

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

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Star GB - Dedicated to CNC Sliding Head Lathes

A sliding head machine ideal for every requirement

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 ranging from 10mm to 42mm 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.

ST Series

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

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SV Series

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

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SW Series

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

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SR Series

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

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SB Series

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

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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

World Class Support

Star GB are solely dedicated to sliding head technology, meaning 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. A site visit anywhere within the UK and Eire can also be arranged by our support team when necessary.


Turnkey Excellence

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

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 sole UK agent for FMB bar feeders and JBS guide bush systems, meaning the all key components of your investment are covered by the team of experts at Star GB.


Training Courses

Training Courses

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 comprising NC Assist and PU-Jr.


Service & Spares

Service & Spares

Star GB stock a comprehensive range of spares to support current and older Star models, as well as a full range of spares to support FMB barfeeds. In the unlikely event we don’t have the parts, our international stock viewer allows access to parts located at our sister companies in Germany, Switzerland and the USA, or our main factories in Japan.


Finance Options

Finance Options

Star GB offer a range of options to make investing in the latest technology easy and 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.

The 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

Latest News & Social Updates

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

    Subcontractor secures business from overseas with sliding head capabilities

    Established in 1988, Essex subcontractor TNC Precision Engineering Ltd has expanded its sliding head capacity to facilitate an application for a prismatic component previously manufactured overseas.

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    Introducing the new SX-38 sliding head lathe

    Unveiled at EMO Hannover and taking pride of place at Star GB’s annual open house was the SX-38, the company’s latest addition to its 38mm diameter sliding head range. The powerful new SX-38 is due to arrive in the marketplace at the end of Q1 in 2020.

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    Welcoming Dan Pinder as Area Sales Manager for the South East region

    Derbyshire-based sliding headstock lathe supplier Star Micronics GB has appointed Dan Pinder as its new Area Sales Manager covering the South East of England.

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    October Open House to focus on productivity

    Star GB announces its most advanced open house event yet from 8th – 10th October at their Technology Centre in Derby.

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    Oracle Precision Ltd expand their engineering team

    Oracle Precision Ltd is an advanced precision engineering company which prides itself on investing in highly-skilled engineers and keeping pace with the latest advances in technology.

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