The slabs were cut to size using a Fusion 4000 bridge saw/waterjet from Park Industries, and the edges were processed using a Park Titan CNC stoneworking center. Moreover, advanced nesting software was a key component of the process.
“Being a digital shop, we were able to use SlabSmith to vein match 16 different slabs across a 42- x 28-foot altar,” explained Scott Cheeseman, President and CEO of Pinnacle Stone & Tile. “This job is a perfect case study for the benefits of digital fabrication and the ability to lay out multiple slabs using SlabSmith. While our reputation as a quality fabricator was important, our ultimate selection as the fabricator for this job was based on our ability to accurately portray the final layout before we cut a single slab. It increases customer confidence in purchasing more expensive material that may contain a disconcerting amount of vein flow and movement.”
The successful sanctuary renovation is the first phase of a five-year campus improvement project for the church.