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February 2020|7 Diamut Presetter Makes Debut at TISE 2020
     With the debut of the new Diamut Presetter at TISE, CNC periph- eral tool setting will never be the same again. Diamut’s latest innovation offers a quick and easy way to preset CNC tooling offline, outside of the machine, to reduce the tooling setup time, while improving accuracy.
The advanced optical tool mea- surement system allows operators to measure a complete profile set, with ease, in under five minutes. This system allows precision ac- curacy for the setup, allowing for Diamut tooling to run at “true hyper speeds” and maximizing the tooling life.
The Diamut Presetter is a device that performs the measurement or scanning of the tool’s geome- try through software developed by Diamut. It transfers all the parametric information needed to use the tooling directly within the machine, fully preparing the data to line up challenging pro- files. An operation that was once performed by an operator is now accomplished automatically with extreme precision. Simplified actions serve to minimize errors, and the Presetter’s ability to work offline with respect to the CNC machine helps users avoid down- time, thus increasing productivity.
At TISE StonExpo, attendees saw exactly how Presetter makes it simple to automatically define
Three scholarship recip- ients were recognized during the Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony at TISE on January 28. Cody Pfeiffer (Genesee Cut Stone & Marble) and Nadia Grogan (Fraserview Masonry) were rec- ognized as recipients of the 2019 Natural Stone Scholarship, and Jennifer Burlak (NorthWoods Granite) was recognized as the recipient of the 2019 Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship.
Each year, the Natural Stone Scholarship provides a trip to TISE, where the recipient will gain valuable technical and
every geometric consistency of the tool, minimizing time wasted in getting settings precisely right.
In addition to saving time, elim- inating errors and impacting is- sues with tool life, it has anti-dust bellows that protect optical lines, sliding guides and parts sensi- tive to the realities of industrial environments.
According to Peter Hauser, Diamut North America Sales Manager, “The Diamut Presetter eliminates downtime and in- creases the efficiency of the op- erator. The process drastically reduces the risk for error and the loss of time during the operation. We’re eager to be at the show and demonstrate to customers how it can make it difference in their op- erational ease and productivity.”
For more than 30 years, Diamut has manufactured a complete range of diamond tools for
practical knowledge regarding the natural stone industry and will meet and network with leading stone professionals.
The Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship pro- vides a trip to one of three major industry events: TISE, Coverings, or a Natural Stone Institute study tour. The recipient is given the opportunity to shadow industry professionals within different sec- tors of the stone industry and ex- plore her potential for leadership and her commitment to a career in the stone industry.
The Natural Stone Institute wel- comed all TISE attendees in cele- brating the scholarship recipients,
working stone, glass and syn- thetic materials, designed for use on the majority of the machines on the market.
Diamut is the division of Biesse Group dedicated to the design, manufacture and marketing of tools for processing glass, stone and synthetic materials. After being founded just over 30 years ago by three visionary busi- ness partners, the company has evolved as part of Biesse into a successful, trusted partner in the aeronautics, household appli- ance, consumer electronics, fur- niture and architecture industries. Diamut tools are developed and tested on Intermac machines and carefully curated for use in even the most demanding machining applications.
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as well as the 2019 Pinnacle and Industry Recognition Award win- ners, at an Awards Ceremony at TISE on January 28.
The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The current member- ship exceeds 2,000 members in over 50 nations. The association offers a wide array of technical and training resources, profes- sional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and net- working events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness within the natural stone industry and in the design commu- nity for best practices and uses of natural stone. Learn more at www.
    NSI Scholarship Recipients Recognized at TISE
    Signs You May Need a New Hard Hat
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First, it’s important to inspect the hard hat regularly. And by that, I mean each time you intend to wear it. Be sure to do quick inspections throughout the workday when in a safe place to do so.
Hard hats should be cleaned with an approved cleaner. Confidence Plus® cleaning solution or a mild, non-detergent soap and warm water are recommended.
No harsh chemicals or abrasives should be used. Oil-based solvents will deteriorate the shell, so don’t use gasoline or similar products to remove tar, grease and other sticky contaminants. Do NOT use scrapers, knives, or other abrasive tools to re- move debris.
Cleaning the headband and web- bing in a mild soap and water solution will help to eliminate the buildup of oil and contaminates.
A Quick Note About Helmet Decoration
Many workers love to show their loyalty to their favorite sports teams or companies like their logo and information displayed on their em- ployees’ hard hats. Is this permis- sible? Some paints will attack and damage the shell materials. This reduces the degree of protection the hard hat provides. However, most hard hat manufacturers, in- cluding MSA, provide imprinting at time of purchase. They have the proper inks that won’t damage the integrity of the shell and will be resistant to cracking or fading. Some decals may be used as long as they’re not metallic, the adhesives aren’t damaging to the shell’s com- position and are placed no closer than 1⁄2 inch from the helmet’s edge.
A Final Recap
Your hard hat protects the most important part of your body and you want to make sure it is working as hard as you do. Remember to in- spect your hard hat for signs that it might need replaced:
• Cracks, dents, and punctures
• Fading,chalkiness, and
• Loss of flexibility or too much
• Torn, broken, or otherwise
Your hard hat is a vital part of your PPE. It protects the most valuable organ in your body. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
Use your hard hat whenever there is chance of falling or fly- ing objects. It’s not just the law ... it’s the right thing to do!
Here’s a word of caution, though: When replacing the sus- pension, or any other attachment for that matter, use only those made by the original manufac- turer specifically for that model and size. Hard hats are tested and certified with the manufac- turer suspension installed and approved as a system.
Incorrect parts and accessories or those made from any other source render the certification null and void. Additionally, an incorrect headband and web could reduce or eliminate the amount of impact protection. The impact space might not be adequate.
Fading, normally seen in fiber- glass or plastic shells, is a sign that sunlight or UV rays have started weakening the shell. This often shows up as a chalky, brit- tle surface or discoloration.
UV damage can show up as brittleness, easily noticed by flexing the brim. Too much flex- ibility can also be a sign of shell weakness.
Harsh chemicals or other se- vere conditions can also break down the shell material, produc- ing brittleness. This often shows up as fading or discoloration as well. Chemicals can damage the suspension, too.
Established in 1914, MSA Safety is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infra- structures. To learn more about head protection solutions from MSA, visit
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