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Machine of the Month

with the T108 Automatic, followed by the T818 B, the T818 Access, the T58 and the CNC sawing machines, Thibaut of France has made great strides to become a key provider of computerized machinery. The company's goal is to develop machinery that combines solid performance and modern technology - allowing users of the equipment to work with optimum speed and automation.
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Stone Column: The world beyond granite slabs

Without question, the growth of the American stone industry today has been fueled by the explosive popularity of granite kitchen countertops. Homeowners around the country are buying granite for their residences, and it has given new life to the stone industry, which had become stagnant during the early 1990s after the commercial building boom fizzled out. And because of this trend, it is sometimes easy to forget that while granite slabs are certainly a staple of the industry, there are some exciting things happening with other stone materials as well.
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Stone of the Month

Oro Fino granite
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Machine of the Month

The Omag Mill 4X is a numerically controlled machining center with 3 or 4 axes, available in North America from Salem Stone/Bergman-Blair. The machine, which was engineered based on Omag's 25 years of manufacturing experience, combines a high level of technology with easy set-up, and it is capable of forming, routing, engraving, milling, sculpting, sawing, polishing and lathe work on marble, granite and other types of stone.
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Stone of the Month

Kasota Valley limestone

Country of origin: U.S.

Bulk density: 155 pounds/square foot
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Stone Column: What's the next step?

A little over nine years ago, I received a call from a fabricator in North Carolina who said he had not only one, but TWO computer numerically controlled (CNC) stoneworking centers for residential countertop production.
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Stone Import and Export Statistics.
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Machine of the Month

Flow International Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, announced the launch of its new StoneCrafter waterjet system, with a variety of powerful pump options, larger envelope size for greater productivity and other features specific to the stone and tile market.
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Technology Update

Fraccaroli e Balzan S.p.A., a world leader in the design and construction of waste water treatment plants and filter presses, has engineered a cost-effective, simple-to-use water treatment plant (solids separator) for the stone industry.
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Stone of the Month: African Beige

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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