Our fabrication facility uses an ordered production assembly line to efficiently complete every project given to us. Pieces move throughout the stations in a linear order in the majority of jobs but the process is adaptable and the process can be rearranged for special cases.
Generations Stoneworks drafting is done in house by experienced draftsmen. The created stone layouts are designed for minimal to no field cutting. Draftsmen collaborate with the client to ensure best fabrication process is chosen for the project. Seamless mill partnership ensures accuracy and quality craftsmanship. Drafters will help track the product throughout the rest of the process. Setting drawings are numbered to increase ease of installation.
Belt Saw (Slabbing)
In the first step of the fabrication process, we take the stone block(s) shipped from a quarry and cut it down to the needed size to create the needed stone slab for it’s job.
The maximum base stone size to fit on the belt saw is 10′ by 6′.
Now that there is a sizable slab, it may now be more specified to needed dimensions. We have multiple programmable saws for each different cut types to get the needed length and width of the slab in this step.
Stone slabs must be 19″ or smaller in thickness to fit the saw line.
In this step of the fabrication process, the stone slaps are milled to the final exact shape and size. Stone is secured to the bed and moves back and forth to be cut with a carbide tool. Multiple unique carbide tools are at the facilities disposal to be used to create the perfect shape needed to be cut from the slab. The planer mill can be used to either create or restore pieces. Smooth and machine tooled finishes to pieces are completed here.
Finish & Hand Cutting
Other finishes other than smooth and machine tooled must me done by hand. Slots and holes are cut or drilled into the piece at this step for ease of installation. Any logos or other customize-able cuts are intricately and carefully crafted on.
Finally, the stone piece is added onto a pallet holding multiple pieces of the same project. Pallets are organized to eliminate any potential breakage during transportation. Pieces are numbered to correspond with labeled numbers in setting drawings.