Introducing Step Cycle Pro - Star's latest breakthrough to combat the challenges presented by stringy swarf when processing difficult-to-chip materials such as aluminium, Inconel, stainless steel, copper and plastics.
Phil Bellamy speaks to Gio about the capabilities of the brand new SD-26 Type S unveiled at the AMB Exhibition. Experience the UK premiere of the SD Series at the Star GB Open House from 22-24 November 2022. Register online at www.stargb.com/open.
Rowan from MTD CNC visits GA Sliding Head in Dundee, a sliding head machine shop with over 26 Star sliding head machines. He takes a look at their small batch cells utilising the Star SR-10J to produce some really tiny parts down to .4mm. These machines have excellent repeatability meaning batches of up to 1000 are no problem. He then moves over to their larger batch cells using the Star SR-20J for bigger parts. No material is too much of a challenge for GA Sliding Head with them working in stainless steels, UNS, copper, beryllium copper, and even PEEK. Their software based management system allows GA to sort their materials by colour code. A comprehensive inspection suite finishes the tour with manual shadowgraphs for low volume work, and VICIVISION measurement systems for high volume runs!
An amazing story from Metallo Ltd, a company transitioning their business and making this part on one machine instead of two. When you hear the cost of the material you'll understand the reason they needed a reliable machine to make the part to tolerance in one-hit.
When you rely on your machines to deliver precision parts in high volumes the machinery producing them is critical. West End Precision operate from a purpose-built engineering facility in North Devon and are market leaders in the manufacture of turned parts achieved by applying professionalism, exceptionally high standards of quality and a continuous investment strategy in both personnel and machining capacity. Their investment in sliding head technology from Star GB has been a significant factor in the company's success to date as we find out from Alex.
Rowan from MTD CNC visits Astec Precision in Ulverston. Eddie Young the Managing Director talks about his recent investment in several new machines from Star GB. The latest investment is in an SX-38 Type A sliding head lathe.
Star GB and MTD CNC stream live from MACH Exhibition 2022.
Star GB and MTD CNC are giving three lucky winners the chance to get their hands on the latest generation StarSaber. The StarSaber is a 16-component assembly that has been designed and machined at our Technology Centre in Derby using a range of models from the flagship ST-38 to the compact SB-20R Type G. For a chance to win your very own StarSaber, simply watch the video and submit your combined machining cycle time estimate per StarSaber at www.stargb.com/saber