The slabs are loaded on a bridge saw, that was previously equipped with a porcelain diamond blade, and cut to shape into individual pieces. At this stage, the slabs still have the material for the aprons attached, to allow for book - matching of the veins from the surface of the counter into the front apron.
The individual pieces are mitred using a special mitring saw. The aprons are detached from the main pieces.
All pieces that need holes or cut-outs are moved to the water-jet cutting machine, where they get re-cut using a high-pressure stream of water and abrasive.
Laminating and Finishing
All aprons are laminated to their correspondent piece. Pieces are checked and re-finished where and when needed. At the end of this stage, all pieces are ready to be delivered and installed.
Abrasive Waterjet Cutter