The Digital Stone Project allows a unique opportunity for those interested in sculpting stone — both with state-of-the-art machinery and by hand — to experience a month-long workshop in the Tuscany region of Italy
High in the Natural Park of the Apuan Alps, near Lago Di Gramolazzo and the historical center of the Italian village of Gramolazzo, a group of artists, architects and designers gather to spend a month sculpting marble with robots
For stone fabricators, water is a tool. Just as you wouldn’t be likely to throw away your knife as it dulls, water can be easily rejuvenated to work for you as it did when it first entered the fabrication shop.
It may seem like there are a lot of choices for water use and recycling, but in reality, there are few that actually comply with today’s discharge regulations and the specific water quality requirements of select fabrication equipment. Before making the investment in a water treatment system, here are some options to consider.
Rye Marble Inc. of Rye, NY, might have limited space for fabrication, but careful planning to devise a fully automated and efficient shop has led to a lucrative business in the high-end residential market
To ensure a successful and efficient stone fabrication on a CNC machine, the proper tooling and accessories are necessary to complete the job right
September 5, 2017
In recent years, CNC stoneworking centers have proven instrumental in taking a fabrication shop to the next level. The fully automated equipment benefits fabricators by creating more efficiency in the production process. Beyond the machines themselves, equally important are the tooling and accessories used on the CNCs.
With a history dating back to 1928, the family-run business of Chester A. Smith, Inc. is steeped in history. The company, along with eight others, was a founding member of the Marble Institute of America (MIA) when it was formed in 1944 and today is listed as “Member #7” in the MIA Directory.
In 1988, Stone World presented its first Fabricator of the Year Award to Jim Stengel of Dakota Granite Co. Since then, there's been one worthy fabricator after another honored each year with the award. Most recently, Scott Hanes of Majestic Marble & Granite in Orlando, FL was the recipient.