In recent years, within the vast world of industrial processing of stone material, are innovating new techniques that allow this material to remain one of the most valuable and most consumed within the con
The increasing industrialization of the 19th century, as well as rail transport, allowed a better distribution of stone material and the machining techniques.
In Roman times the use of the stone has great application. The different types of processing are various and are gradually improved.
With the passage of the stone became a construction material widely used, coming soon to a regularisation process.
The trilith, a horizontal element resting on two vertical columns, defined as imposts, is the transition from unprocessed stone to squared blocks. (Figure 1)
The history of archituctures composed by stone material is attributable to the physical phenomenon of natural erosion, human art skills of the excavation and subsequent overlapping processed blocks.
Rocks worked and subsequently installed are subjected to numerous stresses from disturbing agents presents in the environment.
The composition of natural stones, defined rocks, is determined according to the contents of the priority items such as SiO2, TiO2, Al2O3, Fe2O3, Cr2O3, FeO, MnO, MgO, CaO, Na2O, K2O, P188, and H2O expressed as a percentage or in parts per million (ppm). The silicates are the most numerous and wi
The new IUAV Material Testing Laboratory is built in a suburban area of Mestre, area that City of Venice has forecast creation of the new scientific-university hub for on the edge of the lagoon.
A natural conglomerate composed by one or more minerals is defined rock. Minerals with natural origin are usually solid and inorganic elements with a homogeneous chemical composition, i.e. made up of a single chemical element, well defined and recognizable.
The surface finishes technique is performed to is carried out to give the stone material certain aspects that make the most of the expressive possibilities: texture, color, roughness, roughness and drawing.