In the beginning, Alpha Granite and Tile’s original intent wasn’t to become a countertop fabrication business. Originally, Denis Phocas, the president of the company, wanted to be a slab distributor in a partnership with a quarry owner in South Africa.
Over the years, there has been a great transformation in stone fabrication and many shops have evolved into a fully digital fabrication shop. There are steps that need to happen along the path to digital fabrication, and these steps are less daunting than one may think.
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.
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology has made its mark on stone design and fabrication. With computers controlling the machines, stone fabricators produce intricate inspiring creations with exact precision once thought impossible or too costly to achieve.
Introduced earlier this year, the United Airlines Polaris seats improved upon the airline’s business class seats on international routes. To be able to give passengers a full experience, United Airlines also created a new luxury passenger lounge, United Polaris.
Built of 32 varieties of stone representing each of Ireland’s 32 counties, the Irish Hunger Memorial in Manhattan receives a massive overhaul to restore its architecture and protect it from further water damage
April 12, 2018
Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), CTA Architects, P.C., construction manager The LiRo Group and contractor Nicholson & Galloway, Inc. have completed the $5.3 million renovation and waterproofing of the Irish Hunger Memorial.
This Stone of the Month is supplied by Dakota Granite Co. of Milbank, SD. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project.
The Beastrs72, a 72-inch rail saw, is the newest addition to the fleet of rail saws offered by Lackmond Products, Inc. under the Beast/B+BTec brand. The Beastrs72 rail saw weighs 170 pounds and can execute a 72-inch cut and a diagonal cut on a 51- x 51-inch tile.