What's Next for Waterjet?


Last year, it was porcelain cutting. This year, it's porcelain cutting. And next year ....

Fabricator Focus


It's still a family business at Miller Fabricators in Camden, N.J., where the sons listened to what Dad said.

A New View of Engineered Stone


ASI Industries incorporates its knowledge from 75 years in natural stone into a new line of quartz surfaces.

Hard-Surfaces Standards: The Start


The United States takes the point to develop guidelines for natural and man-made surfaces.

The Travails of Travertine


U.S. imports keep dropping for a once-popular stone. For most observers, it's all a matter of fashion.

Vol. 4, No. 1

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We sell more than hunks of rock. It's time to stop letting others brush us off.

News Highlights


Caesarstone buys into a porcelain producer in India; Cosentino eyes Midwest expansion; more.

The Safe Shop


Make sure everyone knows how to evacuate the shop safely and quickly. The day may come when this is not a drill.

SFA: What's the Answer?

What does this picture have to do with fabrication? Plenty, if you're running AlphaCam software.

Audio Workshelf


Stone Update Magazine offers audio versions of selected articles on one easy-to-access page.


Our regular guide to goods and services for the hard-surfaces industry.

The Directory

Find the solution you need for your business.


The when and where of events and education for the industry.

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On the cover: 45° miter waterjet cutting; courtesy BACA Systems.