Some examples of possible workings

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  • Drilling

  • Writing

  • Milling

  • Grinding

  • Recess drain

  • Ageing

  • Carving

  • Inlaying

  • Tapering

1. Waterjet Cutting

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Materials we cut:

Marbles, Granites, Quartz, Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone, Porcelain, Fossils, Glass, Metals

Waterjet Stone, Marble & Tile Cutting

The rapid growth in the stone and tile industry can be attributed in part to the rapid advancement in waterjet cutting technology. This technology has made stone, tile, and marble cutting easier without restrictions. By closely nesting raw materials and a reduced small kerf width to cut the materials, the stone and tile industry is able to maximize performance by cutting any shape or size and create a better yield.

Waterjets are perfect for creating corporate logos in decorative designs on walls or inlaid into floors, countertop parts, faucet and sink holes as well as a smoother radius off sharp edges of slabs cut with saws. Most of the interior designers specify the use of water jet cutting because to the intricate patterns and inlays in the hotels, office floors, swimming pools etc..

Waterjet you can cut metal, glass, ceramics, stone, composite materials up to 100mm and more effortlessly, without converting the machine. WaterJet cutting system cuts with high-pressure pumps of 3500-4000nbar and 1-6 litre water per minute.

Using water-abrasive-jet the Waterjet produces a vacuum in the mixing tube and as a result garnet powder or other abrasives are sucked in. The water-abrasive-jet, bundled in the focus, is able to cut metal, glass, ceramics, composite materials, wood with a cut width of 0.8 - 1.2mm depending on nozzle and focus. The Waterjet, will cut complex flat components out of most materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, and composites to a dynamic positioning accuracy within +/- 0.1mm, directly from a CAD drawing or .DXF file. It also cuts extremely hard, reflective, and non-conductive materials, making it a natural addition to existing shop capabilities.

The Waterjet, will cut complex flat components out of most materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramics, and composites to a dynamic positioning accuracy within +/- 0.1mm, directly from a CAD drawing or .DXF file. It also cuts extremely hard, reflective, and non-conductive materials, making it a natural addition to existing shop capabilities.

Waterjet is ideal for short-run part production, just-in-time manufacturing, tooling, and prototype part development. It requires no tool changes or complex fixtures, so you can reduce setup times by at least 50%. And the smooth finish it leaves behind often eliminates the need for secondary machining.

Waterjet Metal Cutting

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Waterjet cutting is one of the most versatile cutting processes around. Well suited for high-performance metal cutting, waterjet technology, when used with an abrasive additive, creates a clean, burr-free cut that does not require secondary finishing and does not leave a heat-affected zone. Nearly every type of cut is possible, from rapid hole drilling to detailed cuts for automotive applications. Waterjet cutting systems are also less expensive than laser-cutting systems, making them a solid choice for metal and steel cutting in the fabrication industry.

The addition of abrasive widens the range of cuts that waterjet technology can perform, but abrasive is often one of the most expensive components of a waterjet cutting system. To offset the costs of using abrasives in water jets to cut harder materials, KMT Waterjet had developed a system that regulates the amount of abrasive used, controls the flow, and eliminates waste. Better abrasive management makes cutting with water a truly efficient process. To learn more about water jet cutting for metal applications, please see the information included below.

Waterjet Glass Cutting

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From artistic tabletop inlays to detailed stained glass designs, mirrors, glass ornaments, replacement windows for antique cars, and more, there's almost no glass cutting application that a waterjet cutting system from Waterjet can't tackle. There are many other benefits to using water jet cutting technology, the same technology behind water jetting, for glasswork. Both thin and thick glass materials can be cut and detailed with a precise cutting stream. And because water jet cutting does not vibrate the glass, produce heat-affected zones, or leave behind rough edges, almost no secondary finishing is required. In addition, water jet cutting's ability to generate exact, clean cuts with speed make it an efficient cutting process for the majority of glass cutting applications. To learn more about cutting glass with water jets, please contact us for more information.

2. Routing CNC

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INTERMAC

Intermac is the brand of the Biesse Group specialized in the production and distribution of CNC work centres for the transformation of natural and synthetic stone.

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Starting from the early 90's Intermac has become a relevant presence among the producers of stone machining equipment. In the following years the company further established its name in the world of stone machinery manufacturers through an intense activity of research and development that brought improvements in the technology and the ability to offer to its customers advanced solutions able to satisfy their needs.

Thanks to its widespread network of subsidiaries, dealers and agents, Intermac is able to grant a worldwide professional pre-sale advice and after-sale and spare parts service, employing structures and personnel close to the customers and with a solid technical knowledge and great field experience.

Intermac main productive facility is placed in Pesaro with about 20.000 square meters of productive surface and over 250 employees.

The Master series work centres for the processing of stone offer to final users highly advanced technical solutions. The extreme configurability of these machines make them ideal for the most diverse work environments granting reliability and maximum respondence to the production needs with a reduced investment that can be quickly paid back.

The attention that Intermac always paid to the requirements of customers world wide has brought to some revolutionary innovations among which the machine control based on a commercial Windows PC in order to grant ample connection and a much easier use for the operator.

3. Laser Cut

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Tube laser cutting Information:

Tube laser cutting offers repeatability and precision profiles not found in other cutting methods. Tube laser cutting uses a rotational head to move the tube through the laser. The ability to produce complex designs with considerable speed and accuracy is seen only in tubes cut by laser.

Additional Information on Laser Cutting:

Laser cutting, using a focused laser beam to cut various materials into simple shapes, complex shapes or forms and contours. Most types of materials can be cut by laser cutting including, plywood, ceramics, cardboards and plastics. Laser cutting is an excellent method for cutting carbon and stainless steel. Some metals including copper and aluminium conduct heat and reflect the light. Lasers with a higher wattage are used to cut these types of materials. Laser cutting is not a good method for cutting crystal, glass or materials that are transparent. Laser cutting normally produces parts without any distortion, although some materials have a heat-affected zone.

The term laser cutting, "laser" stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser uses a highly focused beam of synchronized single-wavelength radiation (direct from the dictionary), that allows for sufficient transfer of energy to remove material along a specific path or cut line. Computer systems with CNC and CAD programs direct the laser cutting beam, cutting the material into the programmed shape. Any changes necessary to the design of a laser cutting part can be quickly handled with CNC and CAD programs, making laser cutting an excellent source for prototype parts. A hexagonal shaped material is used on the bed of the laser to allow the laser beam to penetrate the material. Nitrogen gas maintains control over the temperature of the laser cutting beam.

Laser cutting has five classes of safety that is established by the output power and wavelength of the laser beam. Class I lasers are the safest lasers because of their low power output and a switch that shuts down the laser cutting when the machine is opened. Most laser pointers are in Class II, the eyes blink reflex will protect it from the laser beam. The eyes can be damaged if the beam of a Class III laser is reflected into it or enters it directly. The laser cutting machines in Class IV can cause the most damage to both the eye and skin, even if the light beam is simply indirectly scattered. The correct protection must be worn to not only protect the eye, but the operators limbs as well. A hand for example, could be removed by this type of laser cutting machine

4. 3D Scanning

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Our structured-light 3D scanner uses projected light patterns and a camera system for measuring three-dimensional shape of an object. Compared to laser 3D scanners, our 3D scanners offer the following advantages:

  • Faster scan times
  • Produce dense and accurate data
  • Full field scanning
  • Safe for people, even to the naked eye
  • Include basic scan cleanup and data editing capabilities

To get a better understanding of how the 3D scanner works, here is an overview of the 3D scanning process:

A white light projector directs a series of reference patterns onto the subject. The light deflects onto the object's surface. This process helps to calculate the object's depth and surface information. The data is captured using a two machine vision cameras.

Software's triangulation engine processes the images from the cameras to acquire the data needed to create a 3D model. Automated 3D capture drastically reduces the time and cost in capturing complex physical measurements

We are using very effective and sophisticate software LeioMesh to clear and make our scans better.

Manufacturing

Efficiency and quality is especially important in the area of reverse engineering and quality inspection.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering refers to the process of analyzing the construction of a product in order to develop a similar or improved product/design. With the use of a 3D scanner, product designers and engineers can quickly and accurately reproduce a 3D model and take precise measurements of an object. Industrial parts that are no longer in production can also use 3D scanning to capture the information needed for reproduction.

Quality Inspection

3D scanner's ability to capture complex shapes with precision makes it an ideal solution for quality control (ie. The accuracy of our 3D scanners is up to 50 micron).

Face and Body Scanning

Scanning: Taking face/body measurements can be difficult because people cannot stay still for a long time. Our 3D scanners have a fast scan time of 1 to 6 seconds which reduces the likelihood that subjects will move during the scanning process. Unlike laser scanners, our 3D scanners use white-light technology that is safe for people, even to the naked eye.

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