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Stone of the Month: African Beige

July 1, 2006
African Beige
Country of origin: Namibia
Water absorption: 0.12%
Compression breaking load: 1,928 kg/sq.cm
Volumetric weight: 2,678 kg/cu.m
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Machine of the Month

July 1, 2006
The Contour from Matrix Stone Products is a powerful CNC workcenter designed to automate the process of cutting and polishing sink holes.
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Stone Column: An Appreciation of Stone Architecture

July 1, 2006
WITH THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS IN THE U.S., IT IS NATURAL THAT MUCH OF OUR ATTENTION - AND STONE WORLD'S EDITORIAL COVERAGE - IS DEDICATED TO THIS SEGMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. IN THIS ISSUE ALONE, WE LOOK AT THE OPERATIONS OF SEVERAL FABRICATION SHOPS AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND WE ALSO CONDUCTED AN ONLINE FORUM TO GAIN SOME INSIGHT ON THE STONE FABRICATORS ALLIANCE.
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Machine of the Month

June 1, 2006
For years, Ghines has been offering a range of Manual Multifunctional Centers, which are stationary machines engineered to combine the precision work and productivity of a CNC with the flexibility and handwork of portable shape milling machines.
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Technology Update

June 1, 2006
Pearl Abrasive's new VX10.2XLPRO Tile Saw is made for the professional. It is designed to cut tile, porcelain, granite tiles, marble tiles and more. The machine is engineered to rip cut a 24-inch tile and diagonal cut an 18-inch tile.
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STONE COLUMN: It's not you; it's the granite

June 1, 2006
Over the past decade, I have visited many fabrication shops around the country, and I would like to share my thoughts on an interesting trend I have noticed recently.
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Stone of the Month

June 1, 2006
Gold Fields

Country of origin: Brazil

Absorption: 0.06%

Density: 124.85 pounds/cubic foot

Porosity: 0.17%
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Statistics

June 1, 2006
Stone Import and Export Statistics
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Machine of the Month

May 1, 2006
This is the newest and most up-to-date machine in the Master series from Marmoelettromeccanica, the company reports.
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STONE COLUMN: Silicosis: Dangerous from Many Angles

May 1, 2006
Last year, Judge Janis Graham Jack of the Federal District Court in Corpus Christi, TX, questioned the validity of several thousand silica claims that were before her. And in the wake of this questioning, it was found that about 65% of the plaintiffs had also filed claims for asbestos in the past. In a harshly worded decision, Judge Jack, a former nurse, declared that many of the medical findings in the silicosis lawsuit before her were worthless and that they had been “manufactured for money.” She remanded the lawsuit to state courts, and since then, more than half of those 10,000 silica claims have been dismissed - most of them voluntarily by the law firms that filed them.
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