Recently, Stone World and the Natural Stone Institute held a virtual Stone Summit to discuss ways for fabricators to investigate products that are new to their process, including tooling equipment and digital software, as well as methods to develop focused questions that will help ensure the product or machine they review will perform as anticipated and provide the expected results
Technology continues to advance and play an important role in many of our daily lives. For fabricators in the stone business, each year there are more digital and automated products introduced to the marketplace, which can contribute to a shop’s overall efficiency and production.
The past couple of decades have seen revolutionary changes in the countertop industry. The shift to CNC equipment has made the impossible possible, and in a fraction of the time and cost. The pace of change today is no less staggering, and it’s important not only to understand what’s changing, but to also understand the implications of that change.
As labor markets continue to dwindle and the need to run a safer shop is more important than ever before, Egon Hinss, the national sales manager of Breton USA, explains how fabricators can start the automation process in their shop. Hinss has 20 years of experience in the industry and has been with Breton for the past six years.
Robotic technology is one of the newest options out there for fabricators to cut stone and since its introduction the saw has continued to gain in popularity. Known for their smaller footprint, efficiency and less maintenance needed, as the worker shortage continues for fabricators, turning to this technology has been a great alternative to increase performance in the production process.
For this issue of Stone World magazine we go one-on-one with Quote Countertops to discuss the importance of digital marketing. Polycor continues its strategic growth and we show a collection of some of the newest tooling and accessories for fabrication.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York.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.