When dealing with natural stone, the word blending refers to the process of matching – or mixing – the cut stones. This usually happens during the final dry layout, i.e before the cut stone surface leaves the producer.
Natural stones often show slight differences in color and structure within a block as well as across different blocks. This results from the formation of the respective type of stone and the chemical processes that have occurred in the process. These differences result in a visually visible color contrast if the work is not done carefully from stone to stone. This difference can be in the background color of the stone material or in the grains / veins. If you put the stone slabs together, the result is usually a jackerboard.
In the course of the blending process, the overall optical homogeneity of the surface is targeted by repositioning the individual stones. This process is time and resource consuming. Under crane tracks, the stones are moved and optimized with a high level of personnel under the guidance of the inspector. In some cases, stones that have already been cut must be replaced during the blending process, as they visually form an unacceptable contrast in the surface.
Exactly this is where DDL’s performance comes into play!
With DDL, real existing stone slabs are positioned and aligned to the project plan with millimeter precision. Through the scanning process, the color differences as well as changes in the structure are digitized. This allows the digital blending to be perfectly optimized before the real cutting.