In this episode, Paul talks with Steve Totty who is the Managing Director of Star GB. Having worked for the business for 20 years Steve has practised various roles during his time. In this piece, Paul tackles Steve about how the company and the industry has changed in the last 20 years. Star GB is now firmly the leader in sales of sliding head lathes in the UK and this has come as a result of hard work, customer support and critically the advancements in sliding head technology.
On Thursday 23rd April, MTDCNC will be streaming live with Star GB on stand 19-330 at the NEC. Matt Pearson talks to Lyndsey about some of the reasons to visit's Star's stand throughout the week.
An incredible story from Midland Precision Engineering Ltd over in Ilkeston. Lyndsey from MTDCNC speaks to Will Bradley about his return to engineering after a few years away - winning back previous customers and investing in two SV-38R machines within just 6 months.
Matt Lee gives an insight into the ways sliding head technology is changing.The SR-32JII Type B is a powerful machine with a number of key features to offer best-in-class performance.
Axminister Tools has made massive improvements in productivity and decreased a whole host of potential issues thanks to their new Star Sliding head machine. These jaws for a woodturning lathe chuck have been completely streamlined. Should you be thinking of better ways of making your parts?
The SR-38 type B is all about productivity and power. Our very own Matt Lee talks Lyndsey from MTD through some of the features on this high specification machine.
Are Star sliding heads easy to program and operate? Hear what Marika from Axminster Tools has to say. Starting with little experience, she has since progressed from basic operation of their machines, to setting up specific jobs and is now independently programming their Star lathes. Well done, Marika!
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.