Star Micronics GB Ltd


At Star Micronics GB, we are dedicated to making your sliding head and fixed-head mill-turning activities more efficient, cost effective and profitable. With a state of the art technology centre in Derbyshire and a team of the best applications engineers in the UK, we can offer you accuracy, repeatability, reliability and lower component cycle times - guaranteed. So, when it comes to the best in Swiss-type turning technology, fixed-head turning and automatic bar feeds, talk to the industry leader.

Star excels at:

  • Identifying the right machine and bar feed for your applications
  • Turnkey solutions that hit the floor running
  • Applications engineering and programming
  • Training, service backup and spares
  • Recommending finance options

Sliding Heads and Fixed Head Lathes

Sliding and Fixed Head Lathes

Star Micronics GB is wholly owned by Star Micronics Co Ltd of Japan, which 
produces world-leading CNC sliding head turning centres up 
to 38 mm nominal capacity at its ultra-modern Kikugawa plant.

With its UK Headquarters based in Melbourne, Derbyshire, Star GB is ideally 
located to serve all clients throughout the UK.

More recently, the company has started manufacturing fixed-head bar automatics including a 25 mm capacity, turret-type model equipped with an additional tool spindle and automatic tool changer. There is also a 6-axis fixed-head CNC lathe  forproducing parts up to 42 mm nominal capacity.

Star proposals include:

- Sliding Head Lathes from 0.8 mm to 38 mm (41 mm)

- Fixed head machines 1 mm to 25 mm and 3 mm to 42 mm

- 2, 3 and 4 metre Automatic Bar Feeds to suit all models

- Swarf removal systems to cater for all material, mist extraction, 
hi-speed I-bag spindles

- High Pressure Coolant systems to improve output and tool life

- Recommendations for oil needed to aid cutting

- Fire suppression fitted as standard on all machines

Star excels at:

- Identifying the right CNC Lathe  and Bar Feed for your applications

- Turnkey solutions that hit the floor running

- Applications engineering and programming

- Training, service, backup and spares

- Recommending finance options

Sliding Head Machines Spare parts, Training and Support

In the UK, Star GB has modern facilities at its Melbourne, Derbyshire headquarters including a large showroom and demonstration area, a highly experienced application engineering and programming department, well equipped training facilities and a comprehensive stockholding of spares, all designed to provide top-level support to customers.

In addition to selling its parent company's multi-axis CNC lathes in Britain and Ireland, Star GB is sole UK agent for two ranges of complementary products from Germany, namely short and full-length bar feed magazines manufactured by FMB, and compensating guide bush systems from JBS.

Turnkey Sliding Head Lathe Solutions

Star GB also works closely with other equipment and service suppliers to source the best tooling, cutting oils, oil mist extraction systems, swarf removal systems, fire suppression, CAM software and machine tool finance packages for its customers.

This policy, coupled with Star GB's support structure, enables turnkey manufacturing solutions to be supplied for one-hit mill-turning of components, even those of high complexity. Star customers, large and small, are to be found throughout manufacturing industry in the OEM and subcontract sectors, enjoying highly automated, high-added-value production, 24/7.

Both New and Used Sliding Heads

For existing and potential users of Swiss-type automatics or any small lathe that cannot justify investment in new sliders, Star offers reconditioned machines for sliding head machining, complete with warranty, that have been taken back from customers in part exchange and restored to their original condition. In this way, a high specification used slider may be purchased at a very competitive price.

Star GB is a member of the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), a technical member of the British Turned Parts Manufacturing Association (BTMA), and a member of both the Midlands Aerospace Alliance and the Northwest Aerospace Alliance.

Facilities at our Melbourne Technology Centre

- Modern Technology Centre for trials, demonstrations, process and turnkey development

- Application Engineering Department enabling clients to fully evaluate proposals and seek advice on new business opportunities

- Comprehensive stock holding of ancilliary items including collets, guide bushes, clamping sleeves to support our customers with dynamic response times.

- Sole Agent for FMB Automatic Bar Feed Units

- Agent for JBS Compensating Guide Bush Systems

- Close Liaison with ancilliary equipment suppliers for Swarf Removal Systems, Cutting Tools, Inserts, Mist Extraction Systems, Fire Suppression, Cutting Oils, Programming Software

- Finance packages to suit all manner of purchase plans

- Star GB offer quality pre-owned Sliding Head CNC Lathes covering all sizes and sell these units with warranty, install, commissioning and training packages

- Star GB are members of the Manufacturing Technologies Association

- Star GB are technical members of the British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association

- Star GB are members of both the North West Aerospace Alliance and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance




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