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July 2015
Full speed ahead towards the dissemination event

The Precious Project held its penultimate and seventh quarterly review meeting at the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter this week. Host Cooksongold and other project partners met with two focal points for the meeting: the closing of the project in September, as well as the dissemination event taking place on the 20th August at the School of Jewellery where all the finished demonstration pieces will be on display with key information about the design, preparation, build and finishing.

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June 2015
A Precious boost for the UK's jewellery sector - Birmingham Post 11th June 2015

Precious project features in the Birmingham Post supplement on 11th June 2015. As the project looks ahead to its final quarter and the final show at partner JIIC's Future Technology show on 20th August, the project receives acclaim from a local Birmingham paper, who fully support the Precious project's aim of demonstrating the viability of precious metal additive manufacturing for the UK industry.

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April 2015
Precious partners dive head first into adventurous demonstrator pieces!

As the Precious project approaches the end of its sixth quarter, partner JIIC hosted a meeting at the Birmingham School of Jewellery to discuss progress and what lies ahead. The project aims to demonstrate the viability of precious metal additive manufacturing within the UK jewellery industry; a goal that Precious is on track to meet with gusto!

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January 2015
Demonstration pieces are taking shape!

The Q5 meeting was held at Delcam, in Birmingham, with all project partners attending and updating the rest of the consortium on the progress towards achieving the overall project aim, which is to demonstrate the viability of precious metal AM within the UK Jewellery industry from design and manufacturing through to finishing, polishing and retail. Chris Lewis Jones of Delcam, project coordinator, opened the meeting which focused on the demonstration pieces and the collections that are being prepared.

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October 2014
Transforming the business model and perfecting the polishing!

A brainstorming session was held in July to get the project partners’ expert opinions to form a SWOT analysis regarding the current state of the art. Conclusions were drawn from the data collected and a matrix was created showing the four paths towards AM adoption and the level of change for both the product and supply chain. More trials for finishing and polishing have taken place in the fourth quarter of the project at Fintek. The cycle duration (cutting times) and media amounts were varied to observe the effects on the samples as well as using different machines in order to try to establish the optimum combination to produce the best finish.

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August 2014
Precious partners focused and energized after a successful third quarter

In what has been the project’s most significant meeting to date, the Precious project partners met at Finishing Techniques for their third quarterly meeting. This time around, the anticipation was quite high leading up to this meeting as partners were keen to show their progress over the previous three months with a couple of surprises in store.

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April 2014
Precious Project Gains Momentum Toward Establishing Benchmarks

The Precious Project recently held its second quarterly meeting at the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC), which is part of the Birmingham School of Jewellery. Comprising of five technical partners from the UK, this Technology Strategy Board funded project aims to demonstrate the commercial potential of precious metal additive manufacturing within the UK jewellery industry, from design and manufacturing through to finishing, polishing and final retail..

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February 2014
Precious Team visit NEC Spring Fair

The annual Spring Fair International www.springfair.com held at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham is the UK’s premier Jewellery and Giftware show. This year the fair ran from February 2nd to 6th inclusive, and two members of the PRECIOUS team, Gay Penfold (JIIC Centre Manager) and Frank Cooper (JIIC Technical Manager) visited the fair on Tuesday 4th in order to meet with exhibitors and visitors.

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January 2014
TSB project Precious; initial results discussed at Cookson Precious Metals

Cookson Precious Metals hosted the first quarterly meeting for the Precious project at their premises in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Project Chairman Chris Lewis Jones of Delcam opened the meeting, welcoming all partners with anticipation of progress since the kick off meeting was held in September 2013.

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October 2013
Delcam to lead additive manufacturing project for the UK jewellery industry

The UK’s jewellery sector is set to benefit from a major £471,000 research and development project called Precious that began earlier this month with a kick-off meeting at Delcam’s Birmingham headquarters. The project, to be managed by Delcam, will make a definitive step change to the current use of additive manufacture for precious metal jewellery through an empirical set of trials, benchmarks and demonstrators, making it easier for the whole UK supply chain of design, manufacture and retail to adopt the technology.

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