Almath wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Almath wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Almath Crucibles Ltd is one of only 205 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Announced on Thursday 29th April 2021, Almath Crucibles Ltd has been recognised for its excellence in international trade.

Almath wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Employing 6 people, Almath Crucibles Ltd was set up in 1996 by Alan Misson and manufactures specialist high temperature ceramics for research and industry.

The Business started in a Garden shed in Dullingham before moving to the Running Horse Industrial Estate in Burrough Green in 2004, where it is still based.

The business is very dependent on the skills the staff bring to the job, Manufacturing ceramics is not easy, making complex and accurate shapes from raw materials is a challenge. I’m really proud of what we have achieved as a team, especially during the last year which has been a real struggle… I really want to say thank you to the whole team for their efforts”.

— Michael Misson, Director

Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Laser Engraved Alumina Ceramic Plate, Intricate grid pattern with labels

Laser Engraving

Almath can now offer text, logo and complex engraving patterns on most of our standard stocked products. High temperature ceramic laser engraving.

Using a high powered laser engraving machine we are able to number your crucibles in a series or with a code to allow easy tracking and monitoring of their performance across their lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As in the photo example above, we can also engrave intricate designs such as numbered grids and company logos.

To discuss what you would like engraved on your ceramic products please get in touch.

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GDPR – The law is changing.

GDPR is a big change to European law, but it’s not a big change to the way we work at Almath.

One of our core principles is respecting our users’ data and privacy, and we will continue to honor the trust you have given us.

In preperation for the 25th May, we have made a few amendments to our Privacy Policy to bring it up to date to accurately reflect the ways we collect, use and protect your data.

We have also changed our contact and email signup forms to ensure they are GDPR compliant in the way they check consent for the collection of your information.

To read our privacy policy please click here.

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CNC Machined Formas for making plaster moulds for Casting Crucibles

New CNC Lathe 2018!

Almath have recently invested in a new CNC lathe that when combined with our Solidworks drawing package results in the following benefits:

  • Faster delivery of tooling reducing lead times for specials and bespoke orders
  • An improved surface finish on tooling resulting in smoother moulds, in turn improving the surface finish on the final product (in the months to come we hope to replace all of our tooling with CNC machined items).
  • The improvement in quality also ensures crucibles demould quicker and with greater ease.
  • CNC machined tools are precision engineered, the potential for mistakes made in the production of the tooling are marginalised. If the drawings are correct, so is the tooling.
  • Multiple versions of tooling are quick and easy to produce, speeding up delivery of volume orders of non-standard products.

In the future we plan to offer simple cylindrical alumina shapes turned on the CNC lathe using diamond tooling. We have recently tested the process and found results extremely positive.

Below is an example of some tooling made on the new CNC lathe.