The Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) has acquired a HERSEN NSR1000 bridge cutter for the Department of Sculpture. It was built following the University’s guidelines to incorporate a  marble and granite cutting machine with a 1000 mm diameter disc. It was required to be powerful and robust, while at the same time as simple as possible to handle, so that the students would be able to use it and familiarise themselves with marble cutting machines.