The Seagen Tidal Turbine model was built at Amalgam to be transported easily around the country for public demonstrations, and its latest home is the Siemens stand at the International Conference on Ocean Energy in Dublin. The ICOE is the global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of renewable marine energy. Held every two years, the aim of the event is to share recent experiences from research and demonstration efforts.
The 850mm long model of the Caspian 70 Superyacht made at Amalgam for Claydon Reeves has returned to be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. The Monaco Yacht Show is considered the most prestigious pleasure boat show in the world, with participation from over 500 major companies in the luxury yachting world and 100 super- and megayachts afloat. With a record attendance of 33,000 professional and private visitors at the 2012 event, the MYS is the long-awaited superyachting meeting of the year for the prestigious brands, allowing them to meet the most important international clientele.
Amalgam will be supporting Movember for a second year; our team of moustache-cultivators will grow out their majestic facial hair to support the cause. The numbers one hears when discussing Movember are extraordinary. In 2011, Movember-related events around the world raised a total of approximately £80 million for prostate cancer research and awareness. While this is impressive, it must be remembered that over 40,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer ever year, and there are 250,000 men currently living with the disease. Find out more at Movember & Sons.
Our client and friend Bruce Munro has announced plans for a Beacon to be constructed atop Long Knoll in Wiltshire, to raise awareness for and support the charity Cancerkin and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A team of five will spend a week assembling the huge structure, and when lit will be visible for many miles in the dusk. More details can be found in this BBC Article.
Every year we are inundated with applications for Work Experience placements at Amalgam. We offer five placements, each lasting one week, to school and University students each year, and every year they are taken up very quickly. This year has been no exception and we have just accepted a student for our fifth and final place for 2013. We offer the places on a first- come-first-serve basis so we recommend applying early to avoid disappointment.
We are currently involved in the early stages of the design process for new products from Safeway Hygiene Services. Our designers are well equipped with a comprehensive CAD suite, years of experience and a track record of success to handle challenging projects. Head to Our Services to see some examples of our design and development work. The HHU from Safeway Hygiene Services is a hygeinic hand wash device with the built-in ability to monitor and record user's washing routines, and whether the pre-programmed hand wash cycle has been completed or not. The units can be networked and linked to secure room entry systems. So far the devices have been proven to be four times more efficient than standard hand washing practices on a microbial level.
As a perfect example of how Stereolithography, vacuum casting and traditional model making skills are combined seamlessly at Amalgam you can't do much better than this! As seen on TV! A fantastic result on BBC Three’s Be Your Own Boss recently for Ash Reza and his Myyfeed® idea. To quote Sir Richard Branson “Bloody hell, that is brilliant!”. Myyfeed® was created in 2011 when a young mum posed a problem to her brother. She experienced great difficulties when feeding her child formula milk on the go and expressed her frustrations on the current feeding apparatus, method and process. Together with her feeding experiences as a mum and the technical creativity of Ash, the problem was solved and the Myyfeed® was born. Following an initial period of research, Ash approached Amalgam Modelmaking to fine-tune the designs and produce the first working prototypes. These were created using Stereolithography followed by vacuum casting in a combination…
The 1:150 scale desktop model made at Amalgam for MCT's (Marine Current Turbine) made an appearance on TV last week. BBC Points West featured the model during an interview with David Ainsworth, Business Development Manager at MCT, who was discussing their recent relocation to the Bristol and Bath Science Park, which last week celebrated its first anniversary. To read more about MCT, visit their website, or have a look at the larger scale Seagen model we built for the project.
Congratulations to Amalgam in-house athletes James Smith and Anthony Newbury, who competed in the Runbristol Half Marathon this weekend and are somehow still alive. They also ran AND WON the Kamikaze Run earlier this month, which is an incredible feat of physical prowess and lunacy. Well done chaps!