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2017 Winners


 

Professional Category

Winner

Adrian Waine


Atlas Copco are a manufacturer of air systems. They develop innovative sustainable solutions that create value for their customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco’s expertise is in compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. On this particular commission, Atlas Copco had installed two compressors at the site works of Natural Stone Surfaces at Chapel en le Frith. Natural Stone Surfaces are a leading supplier of bespoke granite, marble, quartz and semi-precious stone work surfaces throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Their role is to source high quality stone and cut worktops and surfaces for up market kitchens. Since water is used throughout all stages of cutting and polishing the stone, electrical tools cannot be used. Hence power is provided by compressed air. Atlas Copco supply the air systems for the workshop to function. Two exterior compressors deliver the necessary air throughout the factory which activates both hand tools and large scale cutting and handling machinery. This photograph demonstrates one of the larger cutting machines which uses diamond tooling and a continuous flow of water to both cool the process and to flush the stone chips away.

Professional Category

Runner Up

Steve Morgan


Liberty Speciality Steels at Stocksbridge - Large heated Steel billet being lifted into position onto the rolling mill. The Speciality Steels division is focused on offering alloy and stainless steel grades for use in demanding sectors such as Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Industrial Engineering and Bearings, and in the manufacture of Bright Bar, Narrow Strip and niche engineering applications for customers around the world.

Professional Category

Highly Commended

Ian Pickering

 


TS Metals, a Quartzelec company based in Rugby, is a welding and fabrication specialist. The cooler (heat exchanger) pictured, was one of a set of three, manufactured to the exacting requirements of a world renowned rotating machine OEM. The image shows the inspection process of all elements of the heat exchanger frame which were cut and fabricated in-house, utilising a ‘state-of-the-art’ laser-cutter to attain the necessary pin-point accuracy for the cooler tube location holes. The cooler tubes will be fed through and swaged at both ends to hold them in place.

Professional Category

Highly Commended

Steve Morgan

 


EDM engineers work on multiple Door Trainers at once for a variety of airline clients.

Amateur Category

Winner

Jakub Wasik

 


Assembly of underbody - Jaguar Land Rover (Sport)

Amateur Category

Runner Up

Mark Tomlinson

 


The progress of casting 100 tonnes of molten metal is monitored by the Operation Manager. Smooth filling and the avoidance of errors are critical to ensuring a successful pour. Once solidified, this casting will form part of the superstructure of an oil rig, maintaining the safety of hundreds of offshore workers.

Amateur Category

Highly Commended

Susan Kennedy

 


Canmaking

Young Category

Winner

Siobhan Lock

 


Merlyn is a silver award cream liquor which is initially conceived at Penderyn Distillery. It then travels to Ireland where the cream element is added, before returning to Penderyn for bottling and then onwards to work its magic on the masses.
   
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