Manufacturing Today - May/June 2017 - 119
Star CNC Machine Tool Corp.
When repairs are needed, customers
need quick access to replacement parts.
Star CNC maintains an inventory of spare
parts for all its current and retired machine models. Most orders ship within 48
hours, the company says, and customers
can easily fill out orders using an online
form or by calling Star CNC's main office.
by phone or dispatched to the customer
when necessary. Further, each of its five
regional offices has a showroom where
clients can receive technical help. The
company's network of dealers and distributors also provide support services.
As a division of Star Micronics, Star
CNC is the exclusive distributor of its
parent company's machines in the United States, giving it access to machines
and technology that have a worldwide
reputation for quality and reliability.
"For more than a half century now, we
have sought to develop businesses that
generate the greatest impact from the
least materials," the company says.
Star Micronics was established in
1950 as Star Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer specializing in the precision
processing of miniature components.
The Japanese company began selling
cam-type automatic lathes in 1958 and in
1965 it changed its name to Star Micronics Co. Machine tools remain the largest
segment of the company's business, but
Star Micronics has since expanded into
precision products such as wristwatch
components and cloud services.
The company's gradual expansion
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