One out of sixty shortlisted images out of 800 entries, Hymid were delighted to be invited to the celebratory event at the House of Commons Terrace on December 9th. The EEF (the Manufacturer's Organisation) teamed up with the Made by Britain campaign, a project run by the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group to inspire a new public perception and celebrate British design and manufacturing. The event aimed to recognise the amateur, professional and young photographers that were shortlisted: to promote UK engineering and to challenge the perceived image of engineering & manufacturing as a whole. With rousing speeches from eminent engineering personalities such as Barry Sheerman – Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group and Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive, EEF. MP for Torbay, Adrian Sanders, joined Hymid representatives to support South West Manufacturing at the event. The shortlisted images are to be published in a large-format 'coffee table' book which will feature several images from each shortlisted, plus a write-up of the techniques used to capture the photographs. Hymid submitted an image of ETI's 'Superfast' Thermapen - the fastest-selling digital thermometer in the world. Regularly seen on TV programmes such as Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off, Hymid currently produces water-resistant casing in thirteen colours. The Thermapen thermometer is sold worldwide with over 75,000 being exported to the United States alone in 2011. It remains British-made, using British manufacturing and mainly British components. The Thermapen won 'Highly Commended' in the Consumer Product Design category at the 2011 Plastics Industry Awards. Hymid Multi Shot specialises in the manufacture of two-shot plastic injection moulding; there are only six recognised providers in the UK of this process which requires a higher level of technical input than single impression production. Twin shot moulding enables two materials or two parts to be moulded simultaneously to produce complex parts that have hard/soft features, integral windows, grips and seals, reducing the need for second operations and improving component quality.
EEF Photography Awards 'Made In Britain'
Updated: Jan 26