Analytical Services


Analytical Services | Sheffield Assay Office

A HISTORY OF INTEGRITY Sheffield Analytical Services is a division of the Assay Office in Sheffield, where precious metals have been analysed and hallmarked for over 245 years. The hallmarking of silver, gold and platinum alloys provides a guarantee of quality and purity and it is this exacting regime of integrity, protection and guarantee which ...

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Metals and Alloys Analysis

Metals and Alloys Analysis | Sheffield Assay Office

In areas such as material specification, effluent control, quality control analysis, recycling and environmental monitoring, Sheffield Assay Office Analytical Services can provide an independent report which may be used to support contractual and legal obligations or HSE compliance. More than 240 years of expertise in metals analysis as a result o...

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Minerals, Environmental & Healthcare

Minerals & Healthcare | Sheffield Assay Office

With more than 240 years of experience in upholding the Hallmarking Act with accurate and reliable precious metal assay, Sheffield Assay Office has built a reputation for expertise, confidentiality and independence. The precious metals testing undertaken by the Assay Office has naturally developed into a wide range of analytical services, includin...

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Precious Metals Analysis

Precious Metals Analysis | Sheffield Assay Office

The Sheffield Assay Office has over 240 years of experience in the testing, analysis and hallmarking of precious metal items. Our Analytical Services, with over 32 years of UKAS accreditation (0012), uses this longstanding expertise to provide the foundation for accurate precious metals analysis. Skillfully combining traditional methods with modern...

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3D Printing Powders

3D Printing Powders | Sheffield Assay Office

Additive Manufacturing (AM) also known as 3D printing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. In an additive process, an object is created by laying down successive layers of powder material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced cross-section of the object. 3D printing enables you to produce complex, light and strong shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods....

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Jewellery Testing

Jewellery Testing | Sheffield Assay Office

In addition to our nickel testing, other services provided by the Sheffield Assay Office’s Analytical Services are in demand. We provide a range of tests which apply to jewellery and include many other products, such as gifts, accessories and even children's toys. Lead & Cadmium Testing LEAD - Sheffield Assay Office‘s Analytical Services are appr...

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Nickel Testing

Nickel Testing | Sheffield Assay Office

Nickel is now the most frequent cause of contact allergy in Europe. Skin absorption of nickel ions, released from nickel containing materials, can lead to sensitisation. The degree of sensitivity to nickel varies between individuals. This widespread health problem has forced the introduction of measures to reduce the development of allergic contact...

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Mercury Screening

Mercury Screening | Sheffield Assay Office

A comprehensive and confidential service to assess occupational exposure to mercury for dentists and those working with mercury in an industrial environment Occupational Health Mercury is a toxic element and is included in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) document EH 40. By law the occupational exposure to mercury must be assessed and contro...

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Analytical Quality Controls

Analytical Quality Controls | Sheffield Assay Office

The analytical quality controls, known as AQC, play an important part in assuring the quality of laboratory tests. Analytical Quality Control material are inserted into the testing process and treated as if they were samples by being exposed to the same testing conditions. ...

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Daily Collection

Daily Collection | Sheffield Assay Office

Sheffield Assay Office offers a daily collection service for hallmarking from Birmingham, London, Leicester and Manchester. Designed to make life easier for you, our service combines fair rates with fast turnaround. Our couriers visit all the above cities daily. Why not give us a try us and benefit from the difference? To see our terms and condi...

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