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Tyrolit for natural and engineered stone

Tyrolit's HS-3 CNC tools previewed at Marmo+Mac in Verona are being officially launched globally at StonExpo in Las Vegas, USA, this month (28 to 30 January).

14 January 2020 | Equipment
Tyrolit's series of HS-3 CNC tools previewed at Marmo+Mac in Verona in September are being officially launched globally at StonExpo in Las Vegas, USA, this month (28 to 30 January).The HS-3 range...
Stone Equipment International

Following the agreement between Italian manufacturers Ferrari & Cigarini and UK company Stone Equipment International, pictured together are (left to right) Laura Salluzzo (F&G sales assistant), Andy Bell (Director of Stone Equipment International), Rosi Francesco (F&C Area Sales Manager UK and Ireland) and Riccardo Pieroni (F&C Sales Director).

28 November 2019 | Equipment
Italian company Ferrari & Cigarini has been selling machinery for more than 50 years but it has tended to be on the tile side of the industry. With stone fabricators now taking more of an...
25 November 2019 | Equipment
Adhesives, grouts, sealers, colour enhancers and the various other consumables used with stone continue to evolve. Here, some of the suppliers talk about their latest developments.Kerakoll’s...
Colour coded

Saw blades from Zambelis are now colour coded so it is easier to identify the one you need for the material you are using.

7 November 2019 | Equipment
Dimitri Zambelis, who gives his name to the machinery, tools and consumables supplier D Zambelis in Essex, used to work in the marble industry. That gives him an advantage when it comes to selecting...
Dry Jet dust extraction

Ceragioli Carlo dust control systems are now available from New Stone Age.

7 November 2019 | Equipment
Machinery and equipment supplier New Stone Age has responded to requests from its customers for dust extraction solutions with a new collaboration with Ceragioli Carlo & C as the company’s...
Diamond tools

D Zambelis has started colour coding its blades to indicate their use. They are (left to right): Stellar, for natural quartzites and engineered quartz; Sapphire, for clean, single pass cutting of granite on saws with motors under 12hp the motor life; Platinum, an everyday blade for granite and engineered stone on saws above 12hp; Emerald, for marble and limestone; Rosso, for all synthetic sintered stones (Dekton, Lapitec, Neolith and the rest) and Porcelain. 

16 October 2019 | Equipment
The makers of ultra-compact engineered stones and ceramics have successfully created a demand for their products but it has left stone processors in the KBB sector struggling to find ways to...

A new website for trade in used machinery.

15 October 2019 | Equipment
Stone Equipment International (National Masonry), which has created a significant business for itself in refurbished machinery sales as well as selling new Marmo Meccanica edge polishers and Emmedue...

The cut is essentially achieved thanks to the exposed diamonds on the edge of the blade slicing through the stone.

8 October 2019 | Equipment
by Stonegate Precision Tooling  It's important to pick the right blade for the material you are cutting to ensure your blade can match the strength of the stone. Choosing the wrong blade can...
Laser cleaning

This is the Andritz Powerlase Vulcan 500c back of a van laser cleaning system. Is this the future of stone cleaning?

5 October 2019 | Equipment
From superheated water at 150ºC to dry ice at -79ºC and from baking powder to lasers – they are all used for cleaning stone. Natural Stone Specialist magazine spoke to companies...
New premises

The new headquarters of D Zambelis with the Zambelis family and staff in front.

1 October 2019 | Equipment
Leading machinery, tools and consumables supplier D Zambelis has moved into new, larger premises in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, to give itself more room to continue its growth.  And it looks...
Andy Bell

Andy Bell: "We feel that we have put solutions in place to keep our business stable in the Brexit transition period."

24 September 2019 | Equipment
From the new premises of Stone Equipment International / National Masonry in St Helen Auckland, Co Durham, proprietor Andy Bell reflects on the UK stone market and how his company is helping stone...
Rob Maxfield

Rob Maxfield of Rock Mallet Chisel in Somerset is featured in workwear company Dickies' new promotion featuring tradespeople who wear the company's clothes.

17 September 2019 | Equipment
Workwear brand Dickies has launched a campaign celebrating the skills of tradespeople who inspire others with their dedication and ingenuity. Among those featured is Rob Maxfield, stonemason and...

The T952 workcentre being introduced at Marmo+Mac in Verona this month. Thibaut's UK agent, On Point Engineering, will be on the Thibaut stand.

6 September 2019 | Equipment
At the end of this month (25-28 September) Marmo+Mac, Euorpe's main international stone exhibition, will be back in Verona, Italy. Britain's machinery suppliers will be there supporting the...
Stone Industry Group

Simon Bradbury has split from LPE Group and has re-branded as Stone Industry Group. Share swaps between him and fellow Director Carl Sharkey leave the two men in charge of separate parts of the businesses.

6 September 2019 | Equipment
There are major changes at LPE Group (which took its name originally from the American Laser Products templaters it sells in Europe) with the Directors, Carl Sharkey and Simon Bradbury, splitting the...
50% off

For this week only - 50% off this slab lifting clamp when you buy a fork lift boom.

2 September 2019 | Equipment
Tools and equipment company Stonegate has introduced a new materials handling and lifting range and for this week only - today (2 September) until Friday (6 September) - you can pick up some...