Founded six years ago, Imetame Granitos of Linhares, Espirito Santo, Brazil, has developed into a major exporter of natural stone in Brazil. Not only does it process stone with the modern stoneworking technology from Italy, but it also maintains a high degree of precision and organization in its operations.
Flow International Corporation recently announced the launch of the new Mach 4r, a combination robotic waterjet and saw cutting system. It maximizes a shop’s productivity by optimizing countertop cutting and significantly improving operator efficiency.
The new Litox from GMM is a full CNC bridge saw aimed
at both the fabrication market for high-speed precision slab processing and the
architectural workshops with their requirements for ease and speed of
programming for complicated shaping and profiling work.
Over the past couple of years, producers of technology for stone processors have introduced a new technology specifically for stone slab projects, and it appears to be making some serious traction in the marketplace.
In the December 2016 issue, we look at some highlights of the Marmo+Mac 2016, and the new renovations of the Freemasons' Hall in London, England. We also present some new products, technology updates, machine of the month, and stone of the month.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.