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A Video Look at Fabricating Compact Surfaces

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A Video Look at Fabricating Compact Surfaces

Posted on 23 December 2016 by cradmin

This video, produced and offered by Neolith by TheSize, takes a relatively deep look at fabricating ultra-compact/compact surfaces. It discusses the types of equipment that can be used, as well as the blades and tooling required. This information includes CNC machining, waterjet cutting and even the use of hand tools, addressing both wet and dry cutting. It also touches on adhesive qualities needed for installation (including interior versus exterior applications).

It also explains the cutting speeds (both feed speeds and RPM for blades) allowed for different types of cuts and equipment. It discusses making relief cuts when necessary. Support systems for use when cutting or performing other tasks are also touched upon, as well as material handling methods.

Other areas examined are finishing, polishing, edging, sink cut-outs and mounting, among other things.

Of course, the video is specifically referencing the Neolith compact surface product, but the information should be in the ball park for other materials, although manufacturer recommendations should certainly be followed in all cases.

You may also be interested in this video on performance testing for Dekton Compact Surfacing.

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Video: TPB Tech Porcelain-based Compact Surface Includes Built-in Induction Heating

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Video: TPB Tech Porcelain-based Compact Surface Includes Built-in Induction Heating

Posted on 07 June 2016 by cradmin

Here’s a new take on countertops that we haven’t seen yet, which is rare indeed. In this video put out by TPBarcelona, the company’s TPB Tech product is featured. This porcelain-based material has all of the great properties associated with similar products, such as very high heat tolerance, great durability and scratch resistance, near impervious to staining and etching and UV stability. However, the one really amazing feature is that it also includes built in induction heating allowing users to cook right on the surface. The locations of the “burners” are noted with laser light and temperature controls are built in, as well. Because induction heating only works to heat conductive materials (i.e. metal – and quite quickly at that), and non-conductive materials (plastics, human skin, etc.) are not affected. As such, the areas where cooking takes place are cool to the touch and will not damage non-conductive items coming in contact with them.

This video may very well be showing us the future of the kitchen that is taking place right now (in this case, primarily in Spain).

You may also be interested in this video on testing of ultracompact surfaces.

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