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Introducing the SX-38
Raising the bar in mill-turn capabilities
The SX-38 sliding head lathe is here
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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-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 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 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 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.

Star GB appoints new Midlands sales manager

Derbyshire-based sliding headstock lathe supplier Star Micronics GB Ltd has appointed Jon Mannion as its area sales manager covering the Midlands region.

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Tennison Engineering: Making their mark in the sliding head market

Tennison Engineering was launched in October 2020 by John Tennison in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic to tap into opportunities in the sliding head market.

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The new SX-38 Type A – now available to view at Star GB

Star GB’s Technology Centre in Derby remains open for business and we are pleased to have taken delivery of more machines including an SX-38 Type A which now takes centre stage within our showroom.

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130% super-deduction tax incentive begins 1 April 2021

The super-deduction will allow companies to cut their tax bill by up to 25p for every £1 they invest, helping to further stimulate UK manufacturing and encourage investment in new machinery.

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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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