Star CNC Machine Tool Corp. is among the leading providers of superior technology and service to the machine tool industry. Founded in 1948, Star CNC is a division of Star Micronics Co., Ltd. of Japan, one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of Swiss-type turning machines for the production of small, complex and precise metal components. We are Star Micronics’ exclusive distributors in the United States.

Our mission: to continually develop fast and efficient high quality, reliable and robust machines to manage the rigorous demands of today’s fast-paced 24/7 production environment. Star CNC looks beyond machine dynamics as our engineers seek to continually improve machine ergonomics, machine/worker safety and advance environmentally-friendly production. Application engineers are dedicated to helping our customers find the optimal off-the-shelf or custom configured Star CNC machine solution to deliver maximum production efficiency and cost-savings.

Star CNC is well equipped to meet the demanding and dynamic needs of the machine tool industry today and for the future.

Star CNC Swiss Lathes

  • Popular 12mm machine for manufacturing small diameter components for use in a variety of industries

    • Modular machine design flexibility greatly benefits the machining of small diameter parts
    • Ability to switch between Guide Bush and Non Guide-Bush Modes improves machining efficiency
    • Main spindle with 17 tool positions extends manufacturing possibilities
    • Fully independent sub-spindle with driven tool capability increases the amount of overlapped operations that can be carried out
  • Complex machining functions adaptable to multiple industries where precision and accuracy are essential

    • 27-position tool station accommodates up to 41 tools
    • Full B-axis for cross drilling/milling with a variety of tooling options
    • Tool post designed especially for backworking, with Y-axis control function as standard
    • Rigid construction provides stability for very close tolerance work and extended tool life
    • Built-in motor and built-in sensor for improved indexing accuracy
    • Equipped with Star Motion Control System for higher accuracy and easier operability
  • Latest model in the 12mm diameter class which is designed with a variety of tooling to enable a broad range of complex machining 

    • Independently controlled opposing gang-type tool post with 8-spindle unit reduces cycle times and changeover times
    • 8-spindle unit with Y-axis control enables the most complex operations to be carried out independently
    • Ability to switch from Guide Bush to Non-Guide Bush function makes the SW-12RII suitable for both short and long work
    • Improved productivity, functionality, precision and accuracy for increased manufacturing possibilities in a variety of industries
  • The new upgrade to the SR-20JII model provides increased flexibility, more tooling configurations, and high rigidity with high accuracy.

    • Large tooling capacity for main operations
    • 8-Station back-working unit with Y-axis and increased power.
    • Slanted dovetail construction on tool post provides high rigidity
    • Switchable G.B. and N.G.B. change-over
  • Machining with the highest specifications and functions that deliver high productivity and profitability

    • Simultaneous machining capability such as turning and milling by opposing twin turret tool posts drastically reduces machining time
    • Main and sub spindles are both capable of the same level of machining which enables complex parts to be machined with incredibly short cycle times and to a high standard of quality
    • Equipped with 3 turrets for ultra-high speed flexible machining
    • Elaborate array of turret posts allow for a wide range of tooling configurations for seamless multi-processing
  • The SR-32JIII Type B modular design with slanted guide way increases rigidity, improves accuracy for stable production. Eight (8) stations back working unit with Y axis provides flexibility in overlapping machining requirements. Rigid machine construction enables continuous machining with superior accuracy over extended periods of time. The SR-32JIII is designed to work with or without guide bushing which is another option to further enhance versatility and flexibility while machining.

  • Advanced software improves both production output and profitability in machining complicated components

    • Next-generation software reduces idle times, both mechanically and electrically
    • Exclusive tool post design with Y-axis control function enables many complex functions to be machined independently
    • Equipped with Star Motion Control System ensures an uninterrupted tool path
    • Manual handle retracing, program check, code help, alarm help, and more provide greater user control
  • The SB-16R Type G offers a wide range of machining operations that is made possible with the unique Guide Bush/Non-Guide Bush switching function.

    • Maximum machining diameter 16mm
    • 4 types of tool posts available from which to select the tooling layout most suited to the required machining applications
    • Flexible tooling layouts allow for endless variations of complex machining
    • Flexible tooling layouts include the ability to combine the selection of tool post and cartridge unit
    • Maximum tooling variations yield performance that meets manufacturing needs across multiple industries
  • Star CNC technology revolutionizes complex machining for manufacturing industries, including aircraft, automotive, medical, and others

    • Rigid machine construction handles bar stock up to 1-1/2ƒ? (1.500) diameter
    • Built-in main- and sub-spindles and high tool post rigidity ensure exceptional accuracy
    • Designed for two-tool turning, heavy material removal, and/or rough and finished tooling
    • 8-spindle backworking unit for complex parts production in one operation with the precision and accuracy required by quality critical applications
    • SR-38 Type B features B-axis versatility
    • Proprietary Motion Control System significantly reduces idle machine time
    • Environmentally-friendly low energy consumption
  • The SL-10 is a state-of-the-art design developed to suit small diameter machining requirements offering efficient machining capabilities within a compact footprint.

    This condensed advanced technology meets current needs through the new design developments.  The flexibility of a 5-spindle cartridge-type cross drilling unit combined with the 6-spindle back working unit with Y-axis control offers a variety of multi-processing functions.  Simultaneously, the dynamic main spindle and the faster power-driven tools are well suited for machining smaller diameter components.

  • The SB-20R Type G offers a wide range of machining operations that is made possible with the unique Guide Bush/Non-Guide Bush switching function.

    • Maximum machining diameter 20mm
    • Flexible tooling layouts allow for endless variations of complex machining
    • 4 types of tool posts available from which to select the tooling layout most suited to the required machining applications
    • Maximum tooling variations yield performance that meets manufacturing needs across multiple industries
    • Flexible tooling layouts include the ability to combine the selection of tool post and cartridge unit
  • Star CNC introduces SK-51A, the first in their NEW line of automatic fixed headstock lathes.  This new ƒ??starƒ?? incorporates the advanced Fanuc iHMI control system with ƒ??smartƒ?? machining capabilities that easily and efficiently guide the operator through the manufacturing process.

    • Twin, 12-station turrets with identical travels allow balance machining on either spindle
    • A2-5 spindle chucking options grip parts where required
    • Slant bed design meets the demands of difficult-to-machine materials typically required by the medical, energy and aerospace industries
    • Extensive tooling options address complex part needs
    • Machine design offers easy access to the spindles and turrets
    • User-friendly touch screen control for easy access to on-board machine and control manuals

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