Star GB plans first sliding-head event for June

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Star Micronics GB is holding its first Sliding-Head Discovery Event 9-11 June at its Melbourne, Derbyshire head office.

The event will showcase the abilities of their sliding head lathes while educating users in a range of techniques to enhance and improve production of their mill-turn machinery.

The Discovery Event is intended to bring new knowledge to sliding head users of all levels of experience. Newcomers to the field will get a great introduction to using sliding-head technology from some of the most respected engineers in the industry, while seasoned users will benefit from the Star team's insider knowledge and methods.

There will be several Star machines on display (including the SB-12R Type G) producing components from 2 mm to 42 mm diameter with lengths ranging from 10 mm right up to 1,000 mm. Our engineering team will be on hand throughout the event to provide technical support and to discuss manufacturing requirements.

Alongside the Star machines, metrology specialists Keyence, OGP and Renishaw will also be exhibiting their latest shop floor measurement technology. Cutting tool supplier WNT will be showcasing their comprehensive range of sliding-head tooling and for complex programming applications Delcam will be demonstrating its PartMAKER CADCAM software.

Star will also be running daily training sessions on its user-friendly programming software, NC Assist. This conversational program editing software enables NC programs to be written easily with minimal keyboard inputs, which reduces programming errors and significantly improves programming efficiency.