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.
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.
Widely recognized as one of the most user-friendly digital templating software in the industry, LPI’s Laser Templator combines an intuitive interface with robust editing and integration capabilities. Text-based instructions allow users to quickly template digitally without the need for CAD experience.
The new Generation X Proliner Stone packages add new powerful tools and functionalities to the digital templating flow solution that eliminate all uncertainty before installation. Safeguarding the outcome of a perfect fitting product has never been better!
Stone World had the opportunity to talk to a couple freelance templators to understand how their business works. We spoke with Sam Azimi of Dinozio Design Digital Survey, located in Toronto, Canada, and Rodney McCurdy of Redline Templates located in Denver, CO.
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.
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.
Brembana Formax BT is the state-of-the-art automated high-production sawing line that is available in the stone market today. This line begins with a tilting table to receive the slabs to be processed.
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.
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.