Monday, 20 January 2014

Stone machining: there’s nothing Breton SHAPEMILL can’t do

The history of Margraf – formerly Industria Marmi Vicentini – started in 1906 in Chiampo, a town in the Province of Vicenza.
Right from the start the company focused on research and technological innovation and, in particular, on the close cooperation with renowned international architects.
Today, after more than 100 years,
Margraf rightly joins the world leaders of the stone sector.

Masterly quarrying marble blocks from their own deposits to cut them into polished slabs or tiles and offering a wide range of highly valued material and top-of-the-range products for the construction industry and architecture (from interior to external cladding, up to furnishing complements for bathrooms and kitchens), are just some of the features that made Margraf a well-known and highly appreciated company worldwide.

However, all this did not prevent Margraf from staying focused on the respect for the environment, on the contrary the company invested in many facilities which reduce any environmental damage: most innovative technologies, projects for landscape recovery, strong investments in energy saving and renewable resources.
Past and present merge perfectly in
Margraf, a leading company rushing into the future with enthusiasm. 
In 2009, Margraf purchased a Breton Shapemill machining centre with 5 interpolated axes, equipped with a work bench of 5.500x3.500 mm and a lathe for making columns of 800 mm (Ø) x 3.200 mm (length).

Key success factors of Breton Shapemill 5-axis machining centre
1. Sturdiness and machining precision are perfectly matched.
2. Very large work bench enabling to load the workpieces even when the machine is unattended overnight and during the weekends.
3. Structural steel and shields are produced masterly for cleaning and maintenance friendliness.


4. 27-cell rotating tool magazine, well protected against splashes.
5. Lathe with interpolated axes to perform complex shaping operations.
6. top quality electronic and mechanical components.
7. excellent after-sales service both in terms of repairs and response time.
8. he machine is working 22 hours a day, therefore it is possible to accept sizeable orders.
9. thanks to its flexibility in changing type of machining, the machine productivity is excellent even when non-standard workpieces are to be produced.
Small photo gallery showing some works performed at Margraf plant.




It 's all for today.
See you soon.
By-by 
Sergio Prior

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