Lapitec is a full-body sintered stone slab that comes in a variety of colors and finishes. It is also an extremely dense product which leads fabricators to wonder, “What are the options for tooling when working with the material?” The tools required for cutting Lapitec has to have some unique characteristics.
Learn how presetters are increasing the life of CNC tools — making calibration easy and allowing tool setting in a fraction of the time
April 12, 2020
A presetter is a device that uses software to automatically and precisely perform the measurement or scanning of a tool’s geometry. Adding a presetter to enhance stone or glass operations in your shop offers all kinds of advantages.
Blick Industries has announced that 2020 will mark its 25th year anniversary. Currently, the focus is on high-speed tooling and increased fabrication rates. Not only is holding power important, but accuracy is a pivotal deciding factor when choosing workholding devices.
Alpha Granite & Tile in Austin, TX, has grown steadily since its opening in 2003, adding and diversifying machinery, materials and service offerings along the way, eventually earning the title “Accredited Natural Stone Company” from the Natural Stone Institute.
Nicolai Diamant now offers sets with fewer tools needed. Even with less tools, this sequence provides quick results and high-quality edges. These sets consist of 4 diamonds + 1 polisher. First, the 4 diamond tools run at a higher speed to create a beautiful edge in a timely manner.
Each year, manufacturers of tooling and accessories used during the stone production process introduce new product lines that continually increase efficiency and accuracy. The products in the roundup below are just a handful of the many technological advances in this arena that are now available.
The newest addition to the Braxton-Bragg Viper® brand is the Venom™ premium line of blades, created with new technology specifically to cut quartzite. This addition makes the Viper line a complete offering for fabricating all hard surfaces.
BVC Group Inc. introduces the all new Pin Stop for 105mm and under cups. Utilizing the very popular SS150 Better Vacuum Cup for legendary holding power — along with longer-lasting durability — this is the pin stop to ensure your parts are square every time. Orders can be placed online.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross on the campus of Jesuit High School in Tampa, FL, is now housed in a beautiful new building that is adorned with a host of natural stone varieties, including Indiana limestone, Pennsylvania Bluestone and Italian marble.