Awards & Engraving

December '16

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Michael Sullivan is the marketing manager for IKONICS Cor- poration. He currently manages the Marketing Department for IKONICS Corporation divisions, including IKONICS Imaging, Chromaline Screen Print Products, IKONICS Advanced Mate- rials Solutions, and IKONICS Industrial Inkjet Solutions. off gun to remove grit particles from the substrate. Then, remove the substrate from the machine and prep for the second stage. Look at the film on the substrate and determine which areas need to be removed. This next stage will not be carved as deep as the first stage, thus giving depth of field to the sandcarved area. To help remove the film for the second stage-carved areas, a picking tool is extremely useful. After the film is removed for the second stage carve, load the substrate back into the machine and sandcarve stage two. When stage two is complete, remove the substrate from the machine and remove the last layer of film. This will be the third and final stage. When the sandcarving is complete, use an air blow-off gun one last time. Warm water will help speed up the final film removal process. FINISHED AWARD After the three stages are complete, a high-end, multi-dimensional award is ready to go. Again, this quick and easy process doesn't take a lot of extra time or money. Stage carving is a great tool that can open the door of opportunities for companies by adding value to their glass and crystal products. ✦ A&E DECEMBER 2016 • a-e-mag.com Glass & Crystal Report ✦ 45 When stage two is complete, remove the substrate from the machine and remove the last layer of film. GC

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