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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.

    Star GB to demonstrate applications excellence with the latest sliding head technology at MACH 2020

    Sliding headstock lathe supplier, Star GB, is delighted to once again be exhibiting at MACH with exciting plans to showcase the very latest in machine tool technology, as well as to educate engineers on the diversity and capabilities of its machinery.

    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 […]

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    A New Milestone for Key Precision Ltd

    Key Precision Ltd are a leading manufacturer of precision turned parts based in Cannock, Staffordshire. Specialising in high-quality components predominantly for the automotive, aerospace, commercial vehicle, electronics and rail sectors, Key Precision have secured their reputation for quality and service over their 15 years since inception.

    Coltech Precision Increase Capacity Following Record Year

    With Gary Colechin recently taking leadership at the helm of Coltech Precision Engineering Limited, the company has enjoyed a record year with last month seeing the highest turnover in the company’s history.

    2018 Closing Statement from Stephen Totty

    2018 has been a remarkable year for Star GB. We’ve gone from strength to strength developing new technologies and setting new benchmarks in machine sales – which, in the face of continued uncertainty and negotiations in relation to Brexit and the future of the UK, is a huge achievement for the UK engineering sector and […]

    Safelok make the move to Star GB from fixed head lathes

    We recently spoke to Ian Mullen at Safelok Pipes & Fittings and learned how switching to Star sliding head lathes froma fixed head setup enabled the company to increase their capacity and make considerable cost savings. See the full interview below – along with a showcase of some of the complex components they’ve been able […]

    Interviews from October Open House now online!

    Our friends at MTDCNC have published a collection of interviews with Star engineers and partners from our recent Open House. Catch up with the news in the video below.

    Star enjoy great success at 2017 Open House

    Our Open House this month was a huge success. We unveiled our latest sliding head lathe, the SR-20JII, for the first time in the UK to great approval from attendees. We also demonstrated the HFT software package, along with compelling displays from our trusted partners. A huge thanks to everyone who came for making this […]

    Interface Precision Buy Their First Star Sliding Head Lathe

    Based on the south coast, Interface Precision have recently purchased their first sliding head lathe from Star GB. This machine is a multi axis slider offering a B axis for angled drilling and milling. Since this 9 axis sliding head lathe has been installed the company has already seen significant reductions in cycle times as […]

    Star Solders Its Position for Reliability After 25 Years of 24/7 Production

    In 1984, Oglesby & Butler developed the world’s first pocket portable soldering iron, giving engineers the freedom to solder joints in the field without the need to plug-in to electrical outlets. This brought about the birth of the Portasol brand, global expansion and the subsequent requirement for sliding head lathes from Star Micronics GB. When […]

    Star User Reaches Production Milestone With Zero Downtime

    When Willstar Precision Engineering bought its first sliding head lathe just over three years ago, the company thoroughly reviewed the marketplace and it was the reputation for service and reliability that led the Birmingham subcontractor to buy from Star GB. Three years later and the company have produced over 1 million parts on the machine […]

    Bennett Reaches for the Sky with Star

    As a subcontract manufacturer serving the automotive, medical, nuclear and agricultural sectors, Scot Bennett Engineering Ltd has just invested in a Star SR-32J sliding head turning centre. The new addition is the fourth sliding head turning centre from Star. The company that initially bought two 20mm diameter capacity Star machines has since added to the […]

    Empire Manufacturing: Striking Back with Star GB

    Empire Manufacturing: Striking Back with Star GB   Empire Manufacturing have prospered in the face of great adversity, having survived a number of financial crises and setbacks. Stuart Wade explains how Star’s machinery has helped the company maintain standards and retain business through the toughest of times.

    Eyes on the future following Autumn Open House

    Following a successful Open House event this October, we at Star GB have set our sights high for the future. After greeting over 100 companies during the three-day event, we have received a surge of orders and hope to expand our reach to more UK engineers than ever before. The Open House gave us the […]

    Star GB: Enhancing Unusual Applications with Contamac

    Star GB: Enhancing Unusual Applications with Contamac Essex-based Contamac produce materials for contact lenses and export all over the world. In this video, Chris Boulton explains how Star GB sliding head lathes have improved the company’s production processes.

    AAA Precision: Improving Profitability with Star GB

    AAA Blog

    AAA Precision: Improving Profitability with Star GB As a new adopter of Star technology, AAA Precision have found that their new SR-20J has enabled them to make considerable time savings in their production processes. Production manager Ian Lake explains how the company planned the acquisition of this machine to speed up order delivery and improve […]

    RT Quaife Case Study

    Quaife Blog

    RT Quaife Case Study RT Quaife Engineering have a stellar reputation in the motorsport industry for their outstanding differentials and transmissions. Michael Quaife and Karl Green explain how their Star machines have helped improve production times and streamline their manufacturing operations.

    GWR Fasteners: Diversifying Engineering with Star GB

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    GWR Fasteners: Diversifying Engineering with Star GB As with any industry, the engineering supply chain takes many kinds of business to operate smoothly. Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and vendors are all crucial elements of a bigger picture – so when a company changes its role, it can be a massive gamble. Shropshire-based fasteners distributor, GWR Fasteners, […]

    Parker Precision Case Study

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    Parker Precision Case Study Wolverhampton-based Parker Precision were the first company in the UK to use a SV-38R machine from Star GB. Marc Corns explains how his company has advanced since acquiring this and two other Star machines.

    Fracino Case Study

    Fracino Blog

    Fracino Case Study Birmingham’s Fracino are one of the country’s only home-grown manufacturers of coffee machines. In this video, Adrian Maxwell explains how Star’s precision fits into the company’s manufacturing process.

    APT – Star’s longest-standing customer

    APT Blog

    APT – Star’s longest-standing customer David Bailey of APT was the very first engineer to take a chance on Star back in the early 1980s. In this video, he and Nick Baller tell us why they’ve continued to use Star to this day.