Elaine Carr | Outdoor Art

  • June 10, 2020
Elaine Carr | Outdoor Art

Introducing Elaine Carr – she’s one of Amalgam’s senior makers. Elaine has a post-grad in Scenic Art but can turn her hand to pretty much anything. She’s worked in almost every department at Amalgam and has a varied portfolio of skills and experience. We talked to her about what she likes to do outside of office hours, especially her passion for creating artwork inspired by her love of geometry, pattern, architecture and big concrete buildings.

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Scale Models Weston founder – Norman Hill

  • April 27, 2020

Scale Models Weston, is a name known to many in our industry as producers of maritime models of all sorts for very many years.  At Amalgam we were sad to hear recently that the founder of the company, Norman Hill, has sadly died after a long fight with leukemia.

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Amalgam gains Cyber Essentials Certificate

  • October 9, 2019
Amalgam Gains Cyber Essentials Certificate

Bristol-based Amalgam Modelmaking has once again gained their Cyber Essential Certification. After verification of their self-assessment against the Cyber Essentials Standard, assessors BIP Solutions Ltd confirmed that Amalgam met the standards for the scheme. The certification was hence renewed in August this year.

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The Grand Appeal – GU2 – UPDATE

  • April 17, 2019
The Grand Appeal – GU2 – UPDATE

£2 million raised by Gromit Unleashed 2 for Bristol Children’s Hospital

The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, has announced that its third award-winning trail, Gromit Unleashed 2, has raised £2 million for the hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.  This represents an amazing 309% increase in trail donations since their last trail (Shaun in the City).

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We’re on the move – to a new, bigger location in Bristol

  • January 22, 2019
We’re On The Move – To A New, Bigger Location In Bristol

By 21 January 2019 we will have moved to our centre of operations to a new site near the centre of Bristol in Lawrence Hill. It’s with a mixture of excitement and sadness that we’re packing up The Old Sorting Office into the relocation vans, new tenants, will be moving in shortly.

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Treehouse model for Canopy & Stars at Crane 29

  • June 22, 2017
Treehouse Model For Canopy & Stars At Crane 29

Amalgam director, Chris, recently visited the unique treehouse designed and built by Canopy & Stars at Crane 29. Back in February, we were delighted to create a scale model of the Canopy & Stars' plan for the treehouse. Measuring about 20cm by 20cm, the model is lightweight, designed to be portable for visits to site. The team wanted a high-quality finish to accurately reflect the life-size construction in press photographs achieved with touches like the styling of the windows, logo and colour. The greenery flock roof indicates how guests will experience a bubble of nature in the city, with pollinating plants on the roof to attract bees, birds and wildlife. PR Manager, Emily Enright, told us: The model has been a star of the press launch and in making the ballot for treehouse stays so successful. The model has allowed us to show exactly what the treehouse will look like…

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Process flow models – to realise a 3D proof of concept

  • July 28, 2016
Process Flow Models – To Realise A 3D Proof Of Concept

Some clients come to us for a model, when making engineering changes, or re-designing a process flow. These businesses may be working in manufacturing, or energy sectors, where the changes need to be shared with stakeholders around the company, and across the industry. So, today we take a look at the top reasons why a 3D model helps, when explaining a complex or technical process flow. Top reasons for creating a process flow model 1. When a concept is highly technical, a model enables you to simplify it - and use dynamic lighting or coloured parts to mark specific aspects. The SPX Flow Continuous Processing Industrial Display model (shown above) is a great example of how we apply our CAD skills to develop a design ready for 3D-printing a huge number of component parts. Once the parts were finished, they simply clicked together to create the eye-catching industrial display, showing the…

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New Blades Show 2016 – thinking about a career in model making?

  • June 9, 2016
New Blades Show 2016 – Thinking About A Career In Model Making?

Amalgam are very familiar with building trade show display models, however, it's a rare opportunity for us to get out today, to visit New Blades Show, the annual model makers's fair to visit if you're considering a career in model making. Hosted by 4D modelshop at the Holborn Studios, London, the show features work by graduates from the Arts University Bournemouth, University of Hertfordshire, University of Bolton, City of Glasgow College, University for the Creative Arts and Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. And we are looking forward to seeing the displays, usually widely diverse in techniques and creative ideas. It's an exciting day for the graduates. Industry sponsored prizes are available - and it's an opportunity for them to meet potential employers and consider their career path. We wish them all the best of luck.   Our recruits While we're visiting the New Blades Show, it's a chance…

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