Come back tomorrow wearing some work boots and you have a job.” This is what Buddy Ontra, now owner of Ontra Stone Concepts in Bridgeport, CT, was told in 1982 when getting a job working on high-rise buildings in Houston, TX.
Master One is the new CNC router that pairs Intermac ingenuity inside with operational simplicity outside to help achieve Industry 4.0 automation excellence. Specifically designed for processing natural and engineered stone, as well as ceramic materials, it saves time and increases productivity.
Since starting his fabrication business, Marjan Stone, in the early 2000s, Hikmet Pauls has strategically grown the company. Based in Spring Valley, CA Marjan Stone operates an impressive 18,000-square-foot shop that currently serves the residential and commercial sector.
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.
Made with a 25-horsepower Italian-made, Saccardo spindle, the Viking III can perform complete automatic cutting cycles, fabrication cycles and hybrid cycles for both. The Viking III comes complete with an advanced, user-friendly 15-inch color touch-screen design, fiber glass carriage covers and all X & Y & Z mechanical components are protected with heavy-duty bellow covers.
Located in Chilton, WI, Francis and Alyce Buechel literally bet the farm to start their stone business, Buechel Stone Corp. According to Mike Buechel, the COO of Buechel Stone, his grandfather first started cutting stone with a dry saw, eventually affecting his health. “
Simple patterning is not enough. Patterning technology has been around since the 1960s, however, the performance gained through even distribution of the diamond grit did not justify the added complexity in manufacturing.
Venkon is a saw cutting machine built with the needs of fabrication shops in mind, combining simplicity with maximum versatility for a minimum investment budget. It is popularly used for cutting slabs of both natural and synthetic stone, as well as ceramic. This machine performs straight, vertical and inclined cutting, and drilling operations.
In this issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the latest product innovations in the stone fabricating industry, hear about digital solutions in stone fabricating, read a renovation case study, and much more!