WNT sliding head tooling catalogue gets UK premiere at the Star GB Open house

Visitors to the Star GB open house on 10-12 October will be among the first to witness the new sliding head tooling catalogue from WNT (UK). Unveiled at EMO this catalogue contains over 11,000 items, 5000 of which are brand new to the WNT range and offer significant advantages to those using sliding head machine technology. Customers can register to attend the Open house at

Among the new products featured are, solid carbide slitting saws, new grades for DECO-style tools, an extensive range of guide bushes and collets. Also of particular interest is the new XHeadClamp system of interchangeable tools, that allows inserts or styles of tool to be changed in less than five seconds, with guaranteed positioning of the cutting edge, saving valuable production time. WNT’s System SOGX series of turning inserts provide four cutting edges tangentially mounted in the holder to provide an extremely stable process under extreme cutting conditions, with the option of application-oriented coolant supply.

“The new WNT sliding Head Tooling catalogue is a one-stop-shop for all sliding head users. The opportunity to present it for the first time to UK customers at the Star GB open house provides an ideal opportunity for visitors to discuss both their tooling and machine requirements with technical sales and applications engineers from WNT and Star GB. As with all other products in the WNT range, the sliding head products will be subject to the same delivery and service guarantees that our customers have grown to rely on, that being next morning delivery and support from our team of Technical sales and applications engineers,” says Tony Pennington UK & Ireland Managing Director.

In addition to the new catalogue will also be demonstrating its latest tool vending solution, Tool-o-Mat 840. The versatile vending system can stock up to 840 individual items and provide detailed reporting on usage and stock levels. Star GB will give the UK premiere to its the Star SR-20JII Type B, as well as demonstrations of its innovative High Frequency Turning software for better swarf management, along with live demonstration on eight machines.

An added incentive to attend is that the first 50 customers that place an order for £100 of tooling from the WNT sliding head catalogue, at the event, will receive £100 worth of tools of their choice, in addition, free of charge. They will also be presented with a WNT/Star GB branded Mitutoyo digital caliper. Registration for any of the three days of the open house can be completed here: