Staff Training and advancement
Staff training in the cutting and polishing industry is of paramount importance. Without the required levels of expertise the operations would be of little use.
The staff training will be of an extremely high level and as such will equip the local South African employees and the South African industry with much needed and skilled expertise.
The local staff employed will initially be trained in all aspects of the manufacturing process by foreign trainers. Once completed the staff member will be moved into their area of competence and aptitude. Skills transfer will be fundamental to the process from day one.
A brief description of certain (not limited to) training procedures is as follows:
- Methods used to prepare and charge a diamond polishing wheel and how to maintain optimum cutting and polishing surfaces.
- The use of the press pot tangs and dops for production type cutting and polishing.
- Where and how to polish windows on a diamond and how to correctly examine the rough diamond internally.
- How to block a diamond, i.e. cutting and polishing eight mains on the crown and eight mains on the pavilion.
- How to brillianteer a diamond, i.e. placing the forty remaining facets on both crown and pavilion.
- Procedures and techniques for cutting and polishing fancy cuts.
- Hands-on technique and the process of sawing a diamond.
- How to use a bruting machine for maximum performance during the bruting process.
- Advantages and limitations of automated equipment.
- Learn how to make use of a scanner for more effective technical planning, as well as working with the latest Laser Cutting Machine available.
- Obviously make use of the unique innovative technology developed by Diamscan NV