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.
For 15 years, Paul Getz was a tile installer. On one of his projects, Getz subbed out the fabrication work for a countertop and installed it himself. This trend of installing countertops continued for a while before Getz decided to open up his own countertop fabrication business.
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.
The day fabricators could use just one saw blade or one core bit is mostly over. Because of the expansion of new and different materials to the market, CNC tooling companies and suppliers have to continuously update their tools.
Located in Salt Lake City, UT, the City Creek Center is a mixed-use development that features a replica of the area’s historic City Creek running through it, complete with 300 live trout, more than 600 trees and hundreds of native plants.
Determined to construct their new monastery on a picturesque mountaintop property in Meeteetse, WY, despite budget constraints, the Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel dedicated their time and skills to learning to work a CNC machine and fabricate the stone pieces themselves
April 3, 2018
Faced with cost provisions, the monks took on the impressive challenge of learning to operate a CNC stoneworking center and fabricate all of the stone needed for the project themselves.
Braxton-Bragg CEO, Rick Stimac, announced today three new product lines will be available this spring, giving Braxton-Bragg customers an ever wider choice of premium products for stone fabrication, and covering the CNC market like never before.
The Sink Bull™ from NSI Solutions is an affordable, heavy-duty, manual sink milling machine designed for the stone shop. It utilizes a simple, rigid, powerful design — combined with an inexpensive template to make CNC quality sink cutouts a simple task for every fabricator.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we talk to industry veteran Ron Hannah about a product called Black Mamba that adheres a sink to a countertop in 10 seconds. This issue also takes a look at the quartz industry, one of the articles features Quantra and how it continues to invest and strategize to produce high-quality quartz. We also take a look at the top quartz products offering in our quartz roundup.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.