For this issue of Stone World magazine we take a look at the Fabricator Forecast where fabricators let us know what they believe is the state of the industry. We also go one-on-one with Summer Kath of Cambria and take a look at the latest technology.
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I have to say, I couldn’t be happier to shut the door on 2020. I’m hoping 2021 will bring all of us better times. While the past year has definitely made for trying moments, it seems that many of the fabricators I have spoken with are finding themselves busy.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! CAN I GET AN AMEN!! Wow, we all have been eagerly and anxiously awaiting to put 2020 behind us. We have the opportunity to hit the reset button and get moving forward. Life will become what YOU make of it.
This Stone of the Month is supplied by Brothers in Granite. 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.
In the processing of marble, granite and stone in general, water has multiple applications. From cutting to polishing, water is needed to avoid overheating work tools and to reduce the dust produced during these various procedures.
The NEXT 3-axis CNC router, available from Amastone, incorporates engineering features exclusive to high-end machinery in a small (useful size: 1000 x 15000 Z260mm), professional, reliable, safe machine to cut marble and granite.
The Baca Pure Filtration System is designed to remove stone particulate from water. A heavy-duty centrifugal pump is mounted directly over the floor pit, which incorporates a custom sweeper package to keep dirt from settling.