The Design & Technology exhibition aims to highlight the technological excellence, processing capacity and creativity of the Italian natural stone industry. As the heir to an ancient marble working tradition, Italy still ranks as a major home to extraordinary potential capable of merging design, technology and processing skills. New computer-controlled engineering systems and digital design today define a new frontier for this ancient material, thereby opening up new ways for designing and working natural stone. Knowledge and awareness of the material and production processes, informed use and efforts to reduce waste and energy consumption are some of the essential aspects of future stone design projects seen in terms of a creative process promoting stone through a modern image. The event will tackle several specific technical and processing aspects (5-axis bridge saws with tool, diamond disc, lathe, robot, water jet, etc.) through a preview display of experimental works specifically developed by designer and curator Raffaello Galiotto for leading Italian companies in the sector. Here below is a brief description of the technology adopted in the seven projects, thanks to the collaboration of several companies specialists in their field:
Catenata, Corallo, Corona, Madrepora, Porifera, Serpentina These small marble objects are made exclusively using 3D waterjet abrasive cutting technology. The particularity of these works lies in the complexity of their forms, obtained by following appropriate computer created cutting paths. The machine, thanks to these inclined, incident, multiple and overlapping cuts, is able to produce unexpected curved and perforated three-dimensional solids. Each of these small works investigates and expresses a different geometric problem that is inextricably linked to the specific technology of waterjet cutting.
produced by Budri - Mirandola (MO), Italy
machine by Flow - Bretten, Germany
model machine Flow Mach3 4020 DynamicXD Flow Hyperjet Ultra High pressure Pump