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WINNERS OF THE EEF PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

 
British manufacturing is a vibrant arena with the potential for striking imagery of technology, processes and people.

The EEF Photography Competition provides the chance to win some amazing prizes and to gain national recognition for photographs taken by
amateurs, professionals and young people alike.

Previous entries have exposed the boldness and brilliance of manufacturers who are ready to be recognised by the rest of the UK and beyond.
 

WINNERS OF THE 2018 COMPETITION - ANNOUNCED 20th NOVEMBER 2018

 

NEXT GENERATION CATEGORY

CREDIT: Project Discussion, taken by Nicola Irvine at Bournemouth & Poole College in Bournemouth. Winner in the Young Next Generation category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Apprentices discussing their manufacturing process
CREDIT: Welding Shower, taken by Andy Newman at Griffon Hoverworks in Southampton. Winner in the Amateur Next Generation category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: As part of the Griffon Hoverworks apprentice training scheme each person has to complete an overhead weld. This weld procedure is carried out on two pieces of plate and the weld is checked on site and also then sent off to Lloyds for testing. Once approved the person or apprentice is then qualified to weld on a hovercraft that will be registered with Lloyds. The initial weld often showers the person in sparks and hence PPE is essential.
CREDIT: Marshalls-080513-434, taken by Alan Davidson in Cambridge. Commissioned by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. Winner in the Professional Next Generation category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Learning while earning - Marshall Apprentice
 

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY

CREDIT: New Dawn, taken by Siobhan Lock at Margam Green Energy Plant in Port Talbot. Winner in the Young Future Technology category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Margam Green Energy is an innovative green energy biomass plant which utilises recycled woodchip material. Within the main building a complex network of ducts pass around the outside of the boiler which produces enough energy to superheat the water creating steam at 1000oC. This image looks up into the new dawn of sustainable electricity manufacturing.
CREDIT: Voortman V808, taken by Niek Braam at Leach Structural Steelwork in Preston UK. Winner in the Amateur Future Technology category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Leach Structural Steelwork is dedicated to delivering a professional service offering value engineering on projects delivered. Their recent investment of a fully automated beam processing line by Voortman accentuates their constant growth.
Within this processing line, the 8-axis Voortman V808 robotic thermal cutting machine can process any complex profiles and copes needed and therefore provides enormous freedom to design and produce more complex steel structures.
The cutting robot is equipped with High Definition Plasma, for a fast cutting process with high quality results.
CREDIT: Automated Robotic Store at -80C, taken by Greg Harding at Brooks Life Sciences in Manchester. Winner in the Professional Future Technology category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: High volume automated robotic store for managing millions of biological samples at pharmaceutical companies, research institutes and biobanks.
 

MANUFACTURING PROCESS CATEGORY

CREDIT: Water Being Poured For Brewing, taken by Joshua Miles Sedgley at Joule's Brewery in Drayton. Winner in the Young Manufacturing Process category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Joule's is a small brewery serving it's own collection of 40 brewery taps. Joule's produces around 7,000 barrels a year; just over 2 million pints. Their flagship seasonal cold beer is brewed to German purity laws of 'Reinheitsgrebot' and 300,000 pints of it are sold annually. It takes 3 weeks to mature and condition. Other Joule's beers include Joule's Pale Ale, Slumbering Monk and Pure Blonde. Last year's cold beer, Indian Pale, has hints of fruit and spice.
CREDIT: Welding Support, taken by Andy Newman at Griffon Hoverworks in Southampton. Shortlisted in the Amateur Manufacturing Process category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: At Griffon Hoverworks each component is hand made. This is a simple cooling duct off a 995 hovercraft currently being manufactured in the facility. Jake is using a TIG welder to complete the weld and get the component ready to be installed on the craft.
CREDIT: Not Painting by Numbers!, taken by Adrian Waine at Severfield plc in Yorkshire. Commissioned by DuPont Personal Protection. Winner in the Professional Manufacturing Process category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018. CAPTION: Severfield plc is the largest structural steel specialist in the UK. Each week its Dalton site in North Yorkshire processes up to 1,000 tonnes of steel, all bound for projects across the United Kingdom. Among the many iconic buildings reliant on Severfield steel are The Shard, The Excel exhibition centre and Wimbledon's centre court. When painters at the site wanted a protective coverall that was lightweight and would allow them to work comfortably throughout their 10-hour shifts they turned to DuPont Protection Solutions. This photograph illustrates the painting process whereby the painter is protected by a Tyvek suit created by DuPont Personal Protection.
 

MANUFACTURING PRODUCT CATEGORY

CREDIT: Suspension of Time, taken by Siobhan Lock at Paulin Watches in Glasgow. Winner in the Young Manufacturing Product category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Paulin Watches, set up in 2013, adds flair to everyday products such as timepieces. Last year the sisters extended their repertoire to include wall clocks. Their new clock features a bespoke typeface and draws influence from Bauhaus and Art Deco principles. Their product emphasises practical design with a legible and elegant face coupled with a silent, sweeping second hand allowing it to be simultaneously omnipresent and minimally invasive.
CREDIT: Jacking Pipe, taken by Steve McLellan at Naylor Drainage Ltd, Cawthorne in Barnsley. Winner in the Amateur Manufacturing Product category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Jacking Pipe: Naylor Drainage Cawthorne Yorkshire. Finished production awaiting shipment to all points of the Globe. Naylor Clayware "Jacking Pipe" is so strong that a machine can push it through the ground beneath a road saving the disruption of closing the road to dig an open trench. This requires a flawless pipe and saves the City and the Civil Engineer both time and money in installation of sewer systems or water management systems. Made by the Naylor Family for 4 generations in Yorkshire, these pipes have been deployed all parts of the World often being preferred to more locally made pipes because of their quality and longevity.
CREDIT: Containment, taken by Mark Flynn at Extract Technology in Huddersfield. Winner in the Professional Manufacturing Product category of the EEF Photography Competition 2018.
CAPTION: Containment Isolator manufactured by Huddersfield Engineering Company Extract Technology who use innovation to protect operators and cross contamination of materials. Extract Technology provides a comprehensive range of containment solutions that operate under negative pressure HEPA filtered air to protect the operator from exposure to potent materials. Products manufactured are mainly used within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
 

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