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BASELWORLD Selection 2013 - Machines and Supply Industry

1 Machines and Supply Industry 046 Baselworld Selection C ookson Precious Metals Ltd, head­ quartered in Birmingham, England, is a leading global supplier of fabri­ cated precious metals to the jewellery indus­try, as well as gold, silver, platinum and palladium alloys, wire, sheet, tubing and casting grain, cut from precious metals bullion to customer requirements. The company, in addition, is a major pre­ cious metals refiner, with the London Bullion Market Association’s “good delivery” rating. The business also produces, and has a wide range of, “findings” of high-quality karat gold; gold-filled and sterling silver jewellery components, such as clasps and beads; loose and finished chain; gemstones; ring blanks; and jewellery-making tools. Al­ together, it has some 12,000 products in stock. Each of Cookson’s operations has a reputa­ tion for high-quality products and service, and for a close working relationship with customers. The company maintains major manufactur­ ing facilities and offices in the United King­ dom, France, Spain and the Netherlands, with more than 1,300 employees. Cookson Precious Metals also provides di­ rect metal laser sintering, a new “end-to- end” e-manufacturing technology. The company is the only one providing this service to the jewellery and watchmaking industries, supplying everything from soft­ ware and machines to powders, parts and technical support, say company officials. In partnership with the German company EOS (Electro Optical Systems), Cookson has produced the Precious M 080, a direct metal laser sintering machine specifically designed for the jewellery and watch­ making industries. This new machine is on show at BASELWORLD 2013. David Fletcher, European Product Manager, Cookson Precious Metals Cookson Precious Metals Ltd · 4.U / F23 Supplying Fabricated Precious Metals