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Harry Brearley Stainless Steel Centenary Conference & Exhibition.


Thursday, Jun 13, 2013

This year, the City of Sheffield is celebrating 100 years since the invention of stainless steel in 1913. To mark this event, the University of Sheffield hosted the Harry Brearley Stainless Steel Centenary Conference & Exhibition from the 11th – 13th June 2013. Sheffield Assay Office featured at this event on Tuesday the 11th a…

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Stainless Steel Testing Factsheet


Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013

What is Steel? Steel is an alloy of the transition metal iron and a combination of other chemical elements, including the non-metal carbon (up to 2.1%). The composition of steel, through the addition of other elements, determines the physical properties of the alloy including malleability, tensile strength, ductility and hardne…

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Analytical Services Running the Race for Life


Thursday, Jun 06, 2013

This Sunday, the 9th of June, 7 female members of our laboratory team will be running the 5k Race for Life Sheffield  in aid of Cancer Research UK. The race will commence from the Meadowhall Centre at 9am. Caroline, Lisa, Billie, Becky, Joanne, Becky and her mum Tracey have signed up under the team name of ‘Science Geeks’ and i…

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Little Gems 2013


Thursday, May 09, 2013

This year marks 10 years of the Little Gems Commissions Project. This project was started to encourage and develop new silversmithing talent in Sheffield and continue our city’s long standing tradition of metalworking expertise and creativity. To date we have commissioned 19 Little Gems pieces, all created by talented, early-ca…

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Galvanize Sheffield 2013 – Festival of Contemporary Metal


Friday, May 03, 2013

Today is the first day of Galvanize Sheffield, a festival designed to be a celebration of the past, present and future of all things metal in Sheffield. It is a declaration that investing in skills and innovation will ensure that beautiful objects, practical tools and powerful products continue to be made in our city and appreci…

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Sheffield Assay Office Laser Engrave the 2013 Made in Sheffield Awards.


Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013

The Made in Sheffield brand is one of the world’s greatest. It is internationally renowned as a mark of origin and quality of the city’s manufactured products. The Made in Sheffield Dinner is held annually and is designed to celebrate the talent for design, research and manufacturing which exists within the region today. It is …

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Monday, Feb 25, 2013

Legislation reform enables Sheffield to compete in European market The Sheffield Assay Office is celebrating a long awaited reform to legislation which now legally entitles the 240 year old Sheffield institution to apply a UK Hallmark overseas and therefore compete with European Assay Offices already operating without geographi…

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Fine, Bright and Shining: Two silversmiths selected for the Little Gems 2013 Commissions


Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

The annual Little Gems commission by the Sheffield Assay Office was given a special twist this year. Instead of being offered the usual £1000 fee and £500 towards materials to create a new precious metal artwork, selected silversmiths Sarah Pasley and Colette Bishop were given the fee and a 1kg bar of fine silver, stamped with t…

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