Stone is the most abundant natural material that is available on earth. Stone has many uses. Some of the earliest recorded finds have been tombstones. Being indestructible these tombstones have left a trail of history. The information carved on such tombstones was hand carved. Stone masons used a stone chisel and patiently carved letters and later symbols.
Today this job has been taken over by a machine. This is the CNC Router machine. CNC stands for computer numerical control. All you need to do is transfer the design for a tombstone via CAM software into the computer of the CNC router machine. The router will faithfully copy the design by engraving the stone with repeated passes to get depth.
The natural material has a subtle variation that gives an ethereal look. Marble is an excellent stone for carving of tombstones.
Picture is an excellent example of the virtuosity of a CNC stone router showing the full capability of design.
Omni CNC router machines can carve signs as shown in the picture.
The geometry in the design is perfect when you observe the two oak leaves and the arcs of circle forming the bottom half of the design. The stone used herw is granite which is a hard material. It is the quality of the diamond drill bit and the CNC router that makes such signage possible.
Stone carving for interior decoration
Picture shows two identical design latticed panels carved on a stone surface. This 3d stone carving using OMNI CNC router is an example of the intricate profiling and depth that can be achieved. Soapstone provides the best surface for such designs to come to life.
Outdoor Garden Decorative Panels
Picture is a beautiful example of a panel flanking a central pathway that has intricate whorls and border. Limestone is a surface that is tailor-made for showing details. The stone does not polish well which makesit suitable for outdoor ornamentation.
Interior pillar carving
Picture shows details of two adjacent panels fixed on a rectangular pillar.
The detailed intricate work is magnificent. Leaves and flowers have gained a luster because of different carving depths by the router. The play of shadows cast gives subtle variations every time you look at it. Alabaster is a beautiful stone material to work for carving intricate designs and motifs.
Another method of engraving on stone is by using Laser engraving machine. The technology is simple in the sense that the machine uses a laser that melts thesurface of the stone. Laser engraving on stone is recommended for polished stones like marble, polished granite (they come in several colors) and ceramic. Stone engraving is a preferred method where the grain of the stone is homogenous. China laser engraving machines are now leading the industry for two reasons. The quality of the machines is reliable because of robust desifn. As more people embrace this technology for engraving the cost of the machines has become affordable. Omni CNC laser engraving machines as well as CNC routers can even be customized to suit specific tasks.
Omni router machines can be adapted to work s a CNC wood router. Wood is easier to carve and mill unlike stone. Woodworking CNC routers are known for the speed and quick cut machining. They are used to increase production for interior design fabrication of doors, cabinetry. As the use of CNC routers is becoming industry standard it is normal to see advertisements for used CNC routers for sale on websites.