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The application of an ammonium carbonate poultice to remove the black carbon deposits while leavng the copperas wash intact.
3 November 2015 | Equipment
Sally Strachey Historic Conservation in Wells, Somerset, and Cliveden Conservation in Taplow, Berkshire, work on some highly prestigious projects. This summer Lewis Proudfoot, who heads the stone...
Diamond tooling continues to improve.
3 November 2015 | Equipment
When the new sintered surfaces were introduced it quickly became apparent they needed their own diamond tooling.   Diamond tools have revolutionised the processing of natural stone,...
David Coster (left), heading DryTreat in the UK, with Stephen Pike of The Marble & Granite Centre at the stone wholesalers’ premises in Rickmansworth.
14 October 2015 | Equipment
The Marble & Granite Centre’s partnership with DryTreat sealants is a result of both the evolution of the industry and of the sealants themselves. So what makes DryTreat the only answer for...
Sasso is one of the makes being sold by Pat Sharkey Engineering.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Pat Sharkey EngineeringPat Sharkey Engineering has just added Sassomeccanica to the range of machines it sells in the UK. Italian company Sasso is best known in the UK and Ireland for its edge...
NSS gives its annual review of the machinery market ahead of the Marmomacc exhibition in Verona.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
With demand for stone increasing and there being every incentive to make capital investments now, it is not surprising stone machinery suppliers are enjoying one of their best ever years. NSS looks...
Emmedue machinery is one of the brands sold by Stone Equipment International.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Stone Equipment InternationalThere is a new version of the three axes Emmedue Fusion that Andy Bell, who runs Stone Equipment International, Emmedue’s UK agent, attributes to his customer...
Cobalm machinery is being sold by Waters Group.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Waters GroupFollowing the success of the Stone Show in London in April, when Waters Group took full advantage of the extra space it had available to it, the team is now looking forward to continuing...
Achilli is one of the makes from D Zambelis.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Marco Cavalleri, the Managing Director of Omag, left the Natural Stone Show in London in April a happy man. He had put a big Blade 5 CNC machine on the stand of his UK agent, D Zambelis. The machine...
There will be live demonstrations of waterjet cutting on the Intermac stand in Verona.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
If you are contemplating investing in waterjet technology you might want to visit the Intermac stands at Marmomacc, where you will be able to see live demonstrations of the Primus waterjet cutting...
It takes two to Tango – twin heads from Prussiani.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Prussiani offers a range of sophisticated automatic bridge saws, five axes milling machines, waterjets, workcentres and lathes, and they all come with the Prussiani three-year warranty.The two-headed...
Alphacam is driving a machinery revolution.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Rob Goode, owner of Goode Stone Supplies in Banbury, Oxfordshire, disagrees with those who say modern CNC technology and powerful software are deskilling the stonemason’s trade.“It’...
Comandulli edge polishers are the latest brand to join LPE Group.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
LPE Group consists of several separate companies, one for each part of the business. There is Laser Products Europe (LPE) itself, which sells American-made laser templaters into Europe. Then there is...
A new 3m Maveco saw at work at Hanson Bath & Portland.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
For a few years, Henri Bohncke of Maveco, the company in the Netherlands that took over the Van Voorden machinery in 2004, has not heard much from the UK. Last year that changed. Maveco was suffering...
Now there are own-brand edge polishers from Accurite as well.
17 September 2015 | Equipment
Mark Brownlee at Accurite has grown increasingly fond of own-brand machinery.He has been selling his own-brand bridge saws and croppers for several years. They are made in China and arrive in the UK...
The new Octopod launches to the world in Verona.

Thibaut introduces intelligent, wireless suction cups.

17 September 2015 | Equipment
Thibaut, the French stone machinery company, split with its UK representative of the past 30 years, The Waters Group, at the start of this year. Since then, Stephane Couteaud from Thibaut has spent a...