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Event: New EU Regulatory Requirements - Changes and Challenges

16
May
Thursday 16th May 2019

Are you interested in learning about the changes and challenges of the new EU MDR/IVDR regulatory requirements and selling into the NHS? Join us, Sheffield Assay Office, and Medilink North of England for a special joint event aimed at business owners and professionals keen to learn more about ‘Regulation’, ‘Selling to the NH…

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Internet sales could see you breaking the law

14
May
Tuesday 14th May 2019

Did you know...  that if you sell articles made of precious metal via the internet, you are legally obliged to display the Dealers Notice on your website? The law The Hallmarking Act 1973 provides that it is an offence to describe, in the course of a business or trade, any article as made wholly or partly of precious metal (i…

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Custom-built induction furnace substantially enhances melting capabilities

13
May
Monday 13th May 2019

The Analytical Services division of the Sheffield Assay Office (AS) has expanded its capacity for melting by acquiring a custom-built induction furnace. In the last few months, AS has seen a continued increase in demand for melting precious and non-precious metal alloys and our new equipment now enables us to deliver a very high…

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Precious Little Gems 2019

10
May
Friday 10th May 2019

A silver toast to Sheffield Silversmiths with a gin chalice, water jug and cup. Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that the Precious Little Gems Commissions sponsored by the office are now on display in the foyer of Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery. These stunning pieces have been designed and made by Yorkshir…

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The Use and Importance of Ferroalloys

25
Apr
Thursday 25th April 2019

In the Analytical Services laboratory here at Sheffield Assay Office, we have great experience working with ferroalloys. But what exactly are they and what are they used for? Ferroalloys - an overview Ferroalloys is a term used to identify various alloys of iron with a high proportion of one or more other elements; e.g. Cr,…

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New Hallmarking Team Takes Shape

12
Apr
Friday 12th April 2019

Following his recent appointment as Hallmarking Production Manager, Danny Smith has been concentrating on building an excellent team around him to help drive the department forward and establish a solid foundation for future growth. The four key members of staff consist of Aaron Walker, Angela Shelley, Amy Guest and Jordan C…

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