Stone Industry Education

Stone Industry Education

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A Nepalese Gristmill, a Waterjet and Fort Lewis College

Physics and engineering students learned the capabilities of an abrasive waterjet when cutting a gristmill out of granite for the town of Chyamtang in Nepal

Waterjetting isn’t new to stone fabrication, though it is still not the norm. Due to being quick, accurate and safe, waterjets are starting to be featured more in stone shops working in the custom architectural and design fields.


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The Natural Stone Institute's 2019 Study tour

For its 2019 Study Tour, the Natural Stone Institute headed to Knoxville, TN, to visit several local stone companies and equipment manufacturers, as well as time to mingle and enjoy the southern culture

Home to the University of Tennessee and host to the 1982 World’s Fair, Knoxville, TN, was the destination for the 2019 Natural Stone Institute Study Tour, which drew a total of 66 participants. The four-day event provided an arena for attendees to mingle and network through many sessions and activities.


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Advancements in CNC tooling

As CNC tooling becomes more precise, fabricators must continuously educate themselves on how to use them and what new products exist

The day fabricators could use just one saw blade or one core bit is mostly over. Because of the expansion of new and different materials to the market, CNC tooling companies and suppliers have to continuously update their tools.


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Teaching the art of stone carving

While some came to further hone their skills, others were holding a hand tool for the first time during the Indiana Limestone Symposium which is held annually in Ellettsville, IN

Established in 1996 by master stone sculptors Amy Brier and Frank Young, the Indiana Limestone Symposium is founded on the Greek model of gathering for discussion and celebration and continues the tradition of sculpture symposia that is common in Europe and Asia.


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Two-piece McNuggets

If you’ve been in this industry for any length of time, chances are you’ve been to more than a few trade shows and seminars. Looking back at all that invested time, what do you really remember? How much of that information have you used to improve your business?


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A message from The Natural Stone Institute

With the advent of online reviews, HGTV and social media, consumers are saturated with options ranging from natural stone, engineered quartz (quartz surfacing), pre-cast concrete, porcelain, glass, stainless steel, sintered surfaces and so on.


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