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Stonegate Tempest

Stonegate says the Tempest is the next generation of stone sawing.

23 May 2018 | Equipment
Stonegate Precision Tooling says it is introducing the next generation of stone cutting with its new Tempest diamond bridge saw blade.The Tempest segments use nine layers of latest technology...

You could win a Manzelli BAS 3PN vacuum lift like this - just click here.

12 April 2018 | Equipment
Need a vacuum lift? You could get one free from On Point Engineering simply by entering the company's competition.All you have to do is tell On Point who you are and give them an email address...

Lord Bamford (centre) at the unveiling of the battery-powered mini-excavator due to be launched at the end of this year and, on the left, the new battery-powered scissor lift.

2 April 2018 | Equipment
JCB has unveiled its first lithium-ion battery powered products - a mini excavator and a scissor lift.One of Britain's most successful manufacturing companies, JCB still believes that most jobs...

The latest developments from Alphacam include improved visualisation of guards.

17 March 2018 | Equipment
Alphacam CAD/CAM software for stone processing machinery sees two major enhancements in its 2018 R1 release.Firstly, there is increased support for guard visualisation when creating the disc cutting...

Bruno Machado of On Point Engineering has taken over the agency for Thibaut stone processing machinery in the UK. He is pictured here (left) with Jérôme Quémard, a Thibaut technician (centre) and Wayne Evans, one of On Point Engineering's technicians.

27 February 2018 | Equipment
On Point Engineering, set up as a new stone processing machinery supplier in the UK by Bruno Machado last year, has taken on the UK agency for Thibaut stone processing machines.Bruno Machado has been...

Protect marble surfaces with Filamarble.

22 February 2018 | Equipment
Stone treatment and protection company Fila has launched a new treatment to protect calcium carbonate-based stones (marble, limestone and travertine) from attack by acid.It does not totally eliminate...

Marco Pernes (left), MD at Neo Granite, shakes hands with Phil Birchall, MD at SMC Stone Machinery, in front of Neo Granite's new Bovone Stonedge.

18 November 2017 | Equipment
Neo Granite, one of the Midlands' leading granite, marble and engineered stone processors, is the first UK company to take delivery of a Bovone edge polishing and mitring machine, one of the...
LPE templater

Steve Buck from Marble Ideas uses the Laser Products Europe digital templater.

5 June 2017 | Equipment
When you have seen the light you will never want to return to Correx. Digital templating is delivering significant productivity improvements to stone companies. Below is what some users of the Laser...

The new version of Alphacam speeds up the manufacturing processes.

31 May 2017 | Equipment
There are already a lot of stone companies using Alphacam from Vero Software for CAD/CAM operations on their CNC machinery and there are likely to be more following the latest release of Alphacam...

Graham Bowles has been a Templater Fixer with Counter Production in Watlington, Oxfordshire, for 10 years and has used a Proliner for the past five of them. He says: “It’s not the measuring. It only takes five minutes to measure. Then you spend an hour… an hour-and-a-half discussing the overhangs and things like that with the customer.”

8 May 2017 | Equipment
When digital templating first entered stone workshops in the UK it was Prodim that led the way. Many companies now would not use anything else. NSS asked some of them what keeps them loyal to Prodim....

The Primus waterjet from Intermac attracted a lot of attention at the first Inside Intermac Stone in Pesaro, Italy, that was attended by more than 300 customers from around the world, including 38 from the UK and Ireland.

14 March 2017 | Equipment
For many years, Biesse and its glass and stone machinery company, Intermac, have invited customers to its headquarters in Pesaro, Italy, to see how the CNC workcentres and waterjet cutters are made....

Become a Bosch tester and you get to keep the tools you test, but you have to post a video review of them on Facebook or YouTube.

6 March 2017 | Equipment
Throughout 2017 Bosch Professional is offering the trades that use its tools the chance to trial its latest products – and keep them for free.The only stipulation is that you have to provide...
Richard Chandler

Richard Chandler in happier times. He sends his thanks to everyone who has wished him well.

27 January 2017 | Equipment
Richard Chandler, who runs the stone tools and consumables supply company Combined Masonry Supplies with Richard Neal, sends his sincere thanks to everyone who has conveyed their good wishes to him...
Thibaut TWJ 4020

Stephane Couteaud (left), the Thibaut Sales Manager who sells the company's machines in the UK, with Franck Legrand, the Technical Director of LDSA, a company Thibaut has collaborated with on the production of a waterjet cutter especially for the stone industry.

9 November 2016 | Equipment
French stone machinery company Thibaut has teamed up with a French waterjet maker, LDSA, to offer a waterjet cutter for the stone industry.Waterjets have become especially popular since the...
Dokoyoh Flexible Universal Grinding Dis

Paul Di Franco, Ghines Export Manager, explains the vibration-reducing Dokoyoh Flexible Universal Grinding Disc during the Marmomacc exhibition in Verona.

25 October 2016 | Equipment
Following the report last month of the company fined £16,000 for exposing its employees to excessive vibration from the power tools they were using (read the story here), tool company Ghines...