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Open House 2021
An educational event hosted at our Technology Centre in Derby from 2-4 November 2021

The Star GB Open House is back for 2021

Our Open House is back for 2021 at our Technology Centre in Derby and marks the 30th anniversary of Star GB. We welcome visitors to join us to experience an educational event packed with the latest innovations, expert knowledge and industry updates.

What's it about?

Visitors are invited to come to see Star’s latest sliding head technology in action, with live machining demonstrations across our range and the UK premiere of two new Star models. The latest innovations in software including NC Assist, High Frequency Turning (HFT) and our remote machine monitoring system - SMOOSS-i will also be on show.

There will be a wide range of developments on display from our trusted partners, giving visitors all of the product, process and industry knowledge needed to maximise productivity and efficiency.

Who should attend?

If you're looking to expand your capabilities, improve your efficiency and maximise your profit - this is the event for you.

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Why Visit the Open House?

Star GB's Open House is the ideal opportunity to learn about the latest breakthroughs in sliding head technology. Discover new methods of maximising efficiency, becoming more competitive and increasing profitability. It also provides an excellent networking platform where visitors can openly discuss ideas and insight with other businesses at various stages of their evolution.

New models premiere

New models premiere

The Open House will host the UK premiere of two new Star models - the powerful, small diameter SL-7 and the latest upgrade within our popular SR series, the SR-32JIII. The versatile, acccurate and heavy-duty SX-38 will also be on display.

The Latest Innovations

The latest innovations

Star GB will be demonstrating the very latest in sliding head technology alongside our suite of software solutions including NC Assist, HFT and SMOOSS-i. Our partners will be demonstrating a range of products including CAD solutions, mist extraction and other ancillary products.

Enhance Your Business

Enhance Your Business

With the UK manufacturing industry thriving and becoming increasingly competitive, the Open House will give visitors the latest knowledge to remain at the forefront of the market. Witness the latest techniques to increase efficiency, expand profitability and futureproof their business.

Networking Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

The Open House provides an opportunity to network with companies at various stages of their evolution - and the variety of visitors from directors and managers through to engineers and programmers allows a diverse platform to share insight, ideas, advice and success stories.

Meet Industry Experts

Meet Industry Experts

Star GB's team of service, applications and sales experts will be on hand throughout the event to meet with visitors, as well as representatives from a range of our industry partners providing various products and solutions to complement Star machines. Members from the BTMA will also be at the event.

Learn About Sliding Head

Learn About Sliding Head

Our team will be available to introduce you to Star technology, answering any questions you may have and ensuring you have all of the information you need to consider implementing sliding head into your manufacturing.

What visitors say

We are always interested in what's on show at Star and the Open House gives us the opportunity to discuss machines and ancillary equipment which may be useful for future projects.

Star's Open House is a well-prepared week in an excellent facility, full of the latest technology and useful exhibitors. We would definitely recommend visiting - you can find out a lot about what is going on in the industry from events like this.

Phil Smith - Wealdpark Limited

Machines on show at the Open House

With a wide range of Star machines on display, alongside live demonstrations and expert advice from the Star team - our Open House event will give you all of the insight you need to maximise your machining performance and capacity. The powerful, small diameter SL-7 will be making its UK debut alongside the latest upgrade within our popular SR series - the SR-32JIII.

Star SL-7 sliding head lathe
SL7 (New)

The SL Series is the latest evolution in small diameter machining from Star offering leading performance and accuracy.

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Star SR-32JIII Type B sliding head lathe
SR32JIII (New)

The SR-32JIII Type B is the latest upgrade within our popular SR Series offering best-in-class metal cutting performance.

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Star SX-38 Type A sliding head lathe

The SX-38 Type A is a versatile, powerful and heavy-duty solution for machining complex parts up to 42mm diameter.

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Star ST-38 sliding head lathe

The ST-38 with its 12 programmable axes is our flagship triple turret series for complex parts up to 42mm in diameter.

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Star SR-38 Type B sliding head lathe

The SR-38 Type B sliding head lathe provides maximum functionality and capacity within a compact footprint.

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Star SR-20JII Type B sliding head lathe

The SR-20JII Type B offers increased rigidity, accuracy and versatility through improved engineering and functionality.

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The latest software solutions

Demonstrated live at the Open House will be our bespoke software solutions designed to complement your investment - ensuring that any company can maximise efficiency and increase their productivity.

Programming Utility

Star GB’s NC Assist software is a template-driven text editor tailored to suit Star machines. The software can run on all of the latest Windows platforms and provides users with a simple conversational interface to generate CNC programs.

High Frequency Turning

Star GB’s HFT (High Frequency Turning) software is the ideal addition to increase machine efficiency on difficult-to-chip materials. The software enables intermittent cutting on any linear axis, breaking up stringy swarf into smaller, more manageable chips.

Star Monitoring Support System

The Star Monitoring & Operator Support System is a web-based application which allows operators to remotely monitor their Star machines and other machine tools equipped with Fanuc CNC and FOCAS software via smart phone, tablet or PC.

Technology from Star GB's trusted partners

Solutions from Star GB's trusted partners will be available to see at the event including tooling, software and ancilliary equipment. Some of our partners will be exhibiting their latest innovations and will be happy to answer any questions you have about the products and services they offer.

Open House Event Details

The Star GB Open House spans over three days to give flexibility to visitors with busy schedules. Each day we welcome visitors between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Wood-fired pizza will be served for lunch and complimentary refreshments will be available throughout. Free parking is available on-site and visitors are welcome to stay for as long as they wish.


Tuesday 2nd November
Wednesday 3rd November
Thursday 4th November

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The Open House visitor hours are between 9:00am and 5:00pm each day

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Star Micronics GB, Unit 1, Riverlands Business Park, Raynesway, Derby, DE21 7BZ

Where to Stay

There are several hotels close to our Technology Centre for guests staying overnight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about attending Star GB's Open House.

Star GB's annual Open House gives visitors an opportunity to experience the very latest innovations, knowledge, creative solutions and industry updates. Welcoming a large number of subcontract machining companies and OEMs each year, the Open House gives guests a platform to speak to industry experts about the latest methods, technology and equipment which could benefit their production.

Visitors are welcome to attend as many days as they wish. Local accommodation for guests staying overnight can be found on our accommodation page. Please ensure you register online to ensure we are able to cater accordingly.

Each company is welcome to invite as many guests as they wish to our Technology Centre. Please ensure you register online to ensure we are able to cater accordingly.

Vistors are welcome to bring along parts and drawings to discuss with our applications team and private rooms can be offered to accommodate sensitive information. If an NDA is required, please let us know before the event to enable us to draft a suitable agreement.

The Open House is an educational event which gives Star GB and our partners the ability to share our innovations with the industry. It also gives our visitors a platform to openly share knowledge, industry news, market conditions and more. We appreciate that many visitors come along with the intent of investing in a new machine - however those joining us to benefit from the insight into the latest technology and to meet other guests are equally welcome.

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