Paul visited Star GB to discuss prismatic applications including the one in this video. This is a new way of thinking, change the mindset and investigate whether you can reduce your overall cycle times thanks to innovative sliding head technology.
Gio visited Mellish Engineering and spoke with one of the operators about the journey of learning sliding head turning when new to this technology. An interesting watch if you are beginning to think differently and interested in small turned part production.
Mark from Mellish Engineering talks to Paul about the companies 2018 investment programme. A whopping 900k is the total sum the business has invested in machine tools since the turn of the year. Has it been the right decision to embark on such an ambitious plan?
Tecnair purchased a new Star sliding head lathe 18 months ago, their aim was to reduce the cycle time and production process on their manufacturing. Previously the component discussed was manufactured on two turning machines and one mill - Steve Watson tells the story.
During the recent Star Open House, Paul took a close look at the BILZ heat shrink unit used to produce more precise tools for sliding head lathe operations, improve run out and tool life.
Star host an Open House once a year, this video picks out some of the customer feedback at the event. Gio takes a tour of the showroom engaging with Star users.
Seeing its UK launch at the Star GB Open House - the new SR 38J offers a lower cost alternative to other 38 mm sliding head lathes. Matt talks to Paul about this models features and why Star believe it will be a real hit.