We recently spoke to Ian Mullen at Safelok Pipes & Fittings and learned how switching to Star sliding head lathes froma fixed head setup enabled the company to increase their capacity and make considerable cost savings. See the full interview below – along with a showcase of some of the complex components they’ve been able […]
Our Open House this month was a huge success. We unveiled our latest sliding head lathe, the SR-20JII, for the first time in the UK to great approval from attendees. We also demonstrated the HFT software package, along with compelling displays from our trusted partners. A huge thanks to everyone who came for making this […]
Based on the south coast, Interface Precision have recently purchased their first sliding head lathe from Star GB. This machine is a multi axis slider offering a B axis for angled drilling and milling. Since this 9 axis sliding head lathe has been installed the company has already seen significant reductions in cycle times as […]
In 1984, Oglesby & Butler developed the world’s first pocket portable soldering iron, giving engineers the freedom to solder joints in the field without the need to plug-in to electrical outlets. This brought about the birth of the Portasol brand, global expansion and the subsequent requirement for sliding head lathes from Star Micronics GB. When […]
When Willstar Precision Engineering bought its first sliding head lathe just over three years ago, the company thoroughly reviewed the marketplace and it was the reputation for service and reliability that led the Birmingham subcontractor to buy from Star GB. Three years later and the company have produced over 1 million parts on the machine […]
As a subcontract manufacturer serving the automotive, medical, nuclear and agricultural sectors, Scot Bennett Engineering Ltd has just invested in a Star SR-32J sliding head turning centre. The new addition is the fourth sliding head turning centre from Star. The company that initially bought two 20mm diameter capacity Star machines has since added to the […]
2016 has definitely been a year to remember for Star GB. The start of the year saw the Sterling weaken considerably against the Japanese Yen which caused a slowdown in machine sales. However a well-attended and vibrant MACH exhibition at the NEC in April showed customer confidence was on the increase. The result of the […]
Empire Manufacturing: Striking Back with Star GB Empire Manufacturing have prospered in the face of great adversity, having survived a number of financial crises and setbacks. Stuart Wade explains how Star’s machinery has helped the company maintain standards and retain business through the toughest of times.
Following a successful Open House event this October, we at Star GB have set our sights high for the future. After greeting over 100 companies during the three-day event, we have received a surge of orders and hope to expand our reach to more UK engineers than ever before. The Open House gave us the […]
Star GB: Enhancing Unusual Applications with Contamac Essex-based Contamac produce materials for contact lenses and export all over the world. In this video, Chris Boulton explains how Star GB sliding head lathes have improved the company’s production processes.
AAA Precision: Improving Profitability with Star GB As a new adopter of Star technology, AAA Precision have found that their new SR-20J has enabled them to make considerable time savings in their production processes. Production manager Ian Lake explains how the company planned the acquisition of this machine to speed up order delivery and improve […]
RT Quaife Case Study RT Quaife Engineering have a stellar reputation in the motorsport industry for their outstanding differentials and transmissions. Michael Quaife and Karl Green explain how their Star machines have helped improve production times and streamline their manufacturing operations.
GWR Fasteners: Diversifying Engineering with Star GB As with any industry, the engineering supply chain takes many kinds of business to operate smoothly. Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and vendors are all crucial elements of a bigger picture – so when a company changes its role, it can be a massive gamble. Shropshire-based fasteners distributor, GWR Fasteners, […]
Parker Precision Case Study Wolverhampton-based Parker Precision were the first company in the UK to use a SV-38R machine from Star GB. Marc Corns explains how his company has advanced since acquiring this and two other Star machines.
Fracino Case Study Birmingham’s Fracino are one of the country’s only home-grown manufacturers of coffee machines. In this video, Adrian Maxwell explains how Star’s precision fits into the company’s manufacturing process.
APT – Star’s longest-standing customer David Bailey of APT was the very first engineer to take a chance on Star back in the early 1980s. In this video, he and Nick Baller tell us why they’ve continued to use Star to this day.