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An Overview of our Sculpting Services

  • October 30, 2015
An Overview Of Our Sculpting Services

We are in the run-up to our third annual Halloween Pumpkin carving competition, the #AmalgamCarveOff, and being professional makers we are in with a good chance - however, the competition is stiff. With sculpting vegetables at the forefront of most people's imaginations this week, it's worth talking about the sculpting services we can offer, the projects we've worked on, and the role this traditional skill plays in the age of 3D printing.   Animals and Props Our sculpts tend to be one-off, bespoke pieces, but in some cases serve as casting masters to create multiple copies in different materials. The Big Midge for BBSRC has been artworked to high levels of realism, and beyond hand-making and paint finishing required no further processes.   The Rats of Medusa, for the BBC fantasy series Atlantis, took some thinking about how to create a texture that was both fur and stone. We settled on…

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Cast hands props

  • January 23, 2014
Cast Hands Props

We've been making some cast hands, but can't let you know what for just yet. They're props. That's as much as we can say. Over the years we have cast a range of strange objects for various purposes, including Creme Eggs, lungs and bits of sheep. Our casting facilities are well equipped to handle intricate tolerance-specific components as much as they are body parts, and we can offer a range of materials depending on the purpose of the cast; from soft rubber stunt-safe props, to high-impact durable resins. Head to Our Work to find out more.        

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EDF Energy Touring Exhibition at Party Political Conferences

  • September 17, 2013
EDF Energy Touring Exhibition At Party Political Conferences

The modular, highly transportable EDF Energy Touring Exhibition, featuring a number of engaging interactives and streamlined versions of our larger displays, will be present at three upcoming Party Political Conferences. The exhibition has been present at trade shows, conventions, conferences and events since earlier this year.   The EDF Energy Touring Exhibition is a portable recreation of the displays and interactives we have made for the various EDF Energy visitor's centres around the country. While the Touring Exhibition has been sent along the length and breadth of the country, our seven permanent exhibitions have been experienced by thousands of members of the public. Nearly every member of staff contributed to these impressive pieces which involved our skills as metalworkers, electricians and engineers, involving CNC machining and traditional hand skills, as well as a keen understanding of human interaction and exhibition design.   The EDF Energy visitor's centres and touring exhibition have been regular fixtures…

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Amalgam Certified for Environment Support

  • August 20, 2013
Amalgam Certified For Environment Support

Amalgam Models has been donating waste materials to Children's Scrapstore for re-use as a creative resource. The materials are distributed to a range of educational and support establishments for children to use in their play and personal development. The network supports over 150,000 children, and Amalgam are proud to contribute to the system.   Recycling materials in this way ensures that the amount of waste sent to landfills is minimised. We have a range of environmentally conscious systems in place, and ensure that our offcuts and project waste is recycled back into other projects or donated to causes that would benefit from it.   Other environmental and charitable causes we have contributed to include Movember, Race for Life (which Amalgam's Lucy Fox and Helen Peel took part in) and providing prototypes for Bruce Munro's Beacon on the Hill for Cancerkin. We also continue to run our staff Tuck Shop, the profits…

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Perfume bottle display for Thierry Mugler at Selfridges

  • January 28, 2013
Perfume Bottle Display For Thierry Mugler At Selfridges

  Amalgam Display have just created some large white perfume bottle shapes for the latest Thierry Mugler Display in Selfridges, Oxford St. The eye-catching display entitled 'No Noise' is comprised of three large, light-weight bottle shapes which are suspended from a square archway, as well as some smaller illuminated bottle shapes  set into the front  counter. This was a project  for Thierry Mugler and the Clarins Fragrance group, in conjunction with Design 4 Retail. Amalgam have a history of creating high profile displays in the famous Oxford Street store for this and other clients, and having worked with these specific shapes many times  we were already on home territory.

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  • December 20, 2012

Include Design.org aims to raise awareness on the issue and make changes to the Ebacc, which has been described as 'unworkable ' by Glenys Stacey, head of Ofqual, the body which regulations qualifications across the UK. The newly proposed Ebacc qualification (intended to curtail grade inflation and replace GCSEs) will exclude Design and the Arts from the nation’s educational agenda. This is disturbing, and several bodies have been set up to counter the decision or at least add a 'Sixth Pillar' of creative subjects to the curriculum. If the Ebacc remains unchanged then entire generations of design industry and creative professionals will be lost to less practical subjects. Also missing from the Ebacc, which claims to be 'well-rounded', are IT (a cornerstone of our economy) and Religious Education (which is vital in a multicultural country like the UK). Ultimately removing creative subjects from a generation is to hamper the economic abilities of the country.…

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New CAD and Graphic suite at Amalgam

  • November 22, 2012
New CAD And Graphic Suite At Amalgam

Our newly  refurbished upstairs space has proved the perfect location for our Computer aided design(CAD) and graphics suite. The light and peaceful area is isolated from the noise and action of the downstairs work shop and has been welcomed by our many skilled Solidworks practitioners and designers. The space has also provided a  new home for our 20" Printer Versa STUDIO BN-20. This dynamic machine prints full colour, plus metallic and contour cuts on a full spectrum of media to an excellent quality, allowing us to keep up with the growing demand.  

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Laser cutting for ‘Fixed n Chips’

  • November 7, 2012
Laser Cutting For ‘Fixed N Chips’

Amalgam's model makers were very happy to be involved in a small but significant way with a recent event in Bristol which was conceived by creative mastermind Gavin Strange. 'Fixed and Chips' took place in Bristol last month,  a race which was open to anyone with a 'fixed gear' bike. The race featured five checkpoints, all of which were chip shops in Bristol . Amalgam used their in-house laser cutting facilities to brand the giant chip forks which were the trophies for the two winners, with very pleasing results.

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