CNC Machines for Stone and Glass Industries

Northwood 138 UFC FabCenterNorthwood Stoneworks has machinery custom designed for the Stone Fabricator.  This includes countertop Northwood 138 UFC FabCenter fabrication as well as architectural millwork or building stone design.  Northwood's 3-Axis CNC Moving Gantry Style Stone Machines are capable of 3-Axis Simultaneous movements that allow for unique carving processes.

With stone countertop fabricators using Northwood Equipment throughout North America, a Northwood Fabricator is in nearly every city and state.  Northwood stone equipment is trusted by small and large stone shops that demand reliable machinery.  Northwood's variety of equipment can provide fabricators with a one-machine Triple Threat like the 138UFC - Ultimate FabCenter or with a dual-table SawJET capable of producing parts for multiple CNC Stone Routers.
 
Northwood continually innovates and stands on the leading edge of Stone Fabricator technology.  In fact, many of today's standard practices by a variety of CNC manufacturers are innovations that Northwood introduced.  For a listing of innovation from Northwood, visit our Northwood Engineering Legacy Timeline.  

Northwood Stoneworks division offers a full line of granite countertop fabrication equipment for today's fabricator. With CNC machines now operating  throughout the entire stone industry, Northwood has the necessary granite machinery for any granite countertop fabrication facility. Northwood's stone machinery has been run in many successful granite shops throughout North America. Northwood produces reliable granite CNC machines that are capable of cutting more than just granite. Many customers are using their SawJET's for unique applications and some are creating 3D limestone or marble carvings with their standard stone router./machining center  This is testament that Northwood designs a machine that can be used to fit the needs of a changing industry.
Innovative Solutions

If you are looking for machining solutions that are innovative, efficient, and cost-effective, Northwood is the manufacturer for you. With options like integrated bar coding and tool touch-off technology, Northwood’s exceptionally engineered machines operate more simply and dependably than any others in the industry. This keeps Northwood ahead of its competition – and you ahead of yours.

Countertops

Stone Countertop RoutingNorthwood provides CNC equipment to automate the stone fabrication process.  Northwood not only provides reliable equipment but also industry knowledge and experience on how to run a efficient all-digital stone shop.  This includes utilizing equipment such as digital templating, online job scheduling and inventory systems, part nesting via hi-resolution photos to achieve grain matching, barcode technology for easy operation, simple graphical machine interface, easy-to-use CAD/CAM software to import directly from digital templates, and many other software solutions.  This means that Northwood not only delivers machinery, but they deliver the results necessary to move fabricators forward.

CNC Machining Centers and SawJets are used to produce countertops made of 2cm and 3cm granite, quartz, marble engineered stones, and other natural stones.  Northwood has machinery to provide CNC high-torque SmartSaw with PowerTilt for mitered cuts/edges as well as high-pressure CNC waterjet equipment.  In fact, the Northwood SawJet combines the two technologies and makes cutting any nest that is setup for yield or beautiful part matching an easy job.  The Legendary Northwood 138 Extreme Duty Spindle (EDS) CNC Router is capable of performing edging, profiling, and machining of countertops using any available CNC cutting tool.  The EDS router is also capable of extremely high-torque at very low RPMs making it the ONLY CNC Stone Router in the industry capable of preforming CNC texturing, brushing, honing, leathering, and polishing of different stones.  For Northwood Stoneworks Technologies visit our Stoneworks CNC Machine Technologies or our SawJet CNC Technologies.

Processes

  • CNC Sawing
  • CNC High-Pressure Waterjet
  • CNC Profiling/Edging/Machining
  • CNC Texturing/Brushing/Honing/Leathering/Polishing

Stone Machining Centers

Robotic SawJet - Northwood Machine proudly presents the latest in a long line of manufacturing solutions for the stone fabricator: new product line of 6-axis Robotic SawJets.

The FabCenter - If you are looking for a one machine solution or would like to add a CNC with a solid saw to your line up, the Northwood FabCenter is for you.

The Stone Router - In 2001, we were challenged by a customer to build a stone machine. Designing a machine from the ground up enabled us to engineer something built for one purpose; machining stone!

CNC SawJet - In 2006, Northwood introduced a revolution to the stone industry. We call it the SawJet. This was a revolutionary concept at the time. It was the synergistic combination of two technologies; The CNC Saw & and The CNC waterjet.

Five Axis - We developed the FA Series machines for the fabricator that wanting to push the envelope of productivity and flexibility. The design is based on the proven Northwood Aerospace 5 axis machine technologies.

Monuments and Statuary

Monuments and Statues made of granite, limestone, and marble.  Includes the natural stone building industry for architectural millwork.

Northwood CNC Machining Centers are capable of mitering granite for creating custom designs, etching or engraving stone, and carving solid stone.

The ability of Northwood to understand the manufacturing application and design an efficient piece of machinery is unlike other manufacturers.  Northwood does not limit their machinery to certain makes and models, but instead has a core base product that can be adapted to fit any industry.

All Northwood Machining Centers feature the best standard components available in the machine tool industry.  FANUC servo motors and motion controls, high-precisions ground ballscrews and linear guides are at the core of every Northwood CNC. Northwood Stone Technologies.

Monuments and Statuary Machining Centers

The Stone Router - In 2001, we were challenged by a customer to build a stone machine. Designing a machine from the ground up enabled us to engineer something built for one purpose; machining stone!

Five Axis - We developed the FA Series machines for the fabricator that wanting to push the envelope of productivity and flexibility. The design is based on the proven Northwood Aerospace 5 axis machine technologies.

Architectural Millwork or Building Stone

Stone CNC MillingThe Northwood 138-AM Router for the Architectural Millwork industry was designed with the same EDS (Extreme Duty Spindle) technology, but with a new 30" Z-Stroke.  The machine is specifically designed with the limestone fabricators' needs in mind.  It also includes a larger ISO50 Taper spindle to accomodate larger tooling and provide even more power to the tool tip.

The ISO50 taper spindle is driven by a large Fanuc Servo drive that is capable of high-torque at low RPMs.  This spindle is controlled by the advanced 0i-MD Fanuc CNC capable of multiple axis simulatneous motion allowing for the moving gantry style machine to create detailed and complicated 3-dimesional (3D) carvings from natural stones.

Below is a part gallery that shows the ability of the Northwood CNC Machining Center in the Architecural Millwork or Building Stone industry.

Architectural Millwork or Building Stone Machining Centers

The Stone Router - The Northwood 138-AM Router for the Architectural Millwork industry was designed with the same EDS (Extreme Duty Spindle) techology, but with a new 30" Z-Stroke.  The machine is specifically designed with the limestone fabricators' needs in mind.

Five Axis - We developed the FA Series machines for the fabricator that wanting to push the envelope of productivity and flexibility. The design is based on the proven Northwood Aerospace 5 axis machine technologies.

Glass

The ability of Northwood to understand the manufacturing application and design an efficient piece of machinery is unlike other manufacturers.  Northwood does not limit their machinery to certain makes and models, but instead has a core base product that can be adapted to fit any industry

All Northwood Machining Centers feature the best standard components available in the machine tool industry.  FANUC servo motors and motion controls, high-precisions ground ballscrews and linear guides are at the core of every Northwood CNC.

Glass Machining Centers

The Glass Router - Northwood’s GW-128 Glass Router is a low-profile, horizontal-bed glass machine that gives you the flexibility and power to tackle almost any architectural glass project.

Five Axis Moving Table or Five Axis Moving Gantry - Need more motion?  Take a look at our state-of-the-art five axis machining centers.