As machines evolve, the options open to engineering companies become far greater - meaning more complicated parts and more demanding parts can be machined on machines that a decade ago would never have been capable. You would think this large application would prove challenging on a Star SR-32JII. Well, not for Lincreal.
Lincreal Precision Engineering stepped out of their comfort zone 18 months ago when they invested in their first sliding head machine without work secured for it in advance. Their SR-32JII Type A has since opened a world of opportunities, giving them greater flexibility, substantial cost savings and huge cycle time reductions.
Arturn Engineering are rebuilding and expanding their business, and with the help of Star GB they have managed to increase orders and win a component back from China.
Empire Manufacturing have a fantastic array of machines. MTD have a quick look at what they've got and gain insight into some of the parts they manufacture, including a great medical part as well as a part so small they have to measure it by weight.
Andrew from Armeg speaks to Gio about how Star GB have supported him with learning to program their new SR-38 Type B and how he is now making mill-turn parts for himself just a couple of months in. Turning, shanking and milling all in one go... "a game-changer".
Over a three day period Star GB's open house saw more visitors than any previous event. It's clear times are changing in manufacturing and new ideas, new innovations and new methods are what engineers are in search of.
A few years ago you would never have dreamed of machining a part like this on a lathe or turning machine. That's all changed, this demonstration is being done by Star GB showing off the increased flexibility of their sliding head lathes, but how long did it take to make?
Every company owner will have been in a position where they are trying to establish what the ROI is on a machine tool, how much time certain parts will consume and how much spare capacity they will have. Star can answer all those questions quickly and accurately.