Peterborough 3D printing specialist wins recognition for contribution during Covid-19

An innovative Peterborough company has scooped a prestigious award for its contribution to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Paul Grinnell
Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 11:04 am
The 3D printing process at Photocentric.
The 3D printing process at Photocentric.

3D printing specialists Photocentric, of Oxney Road, was named winner of the Manufacturing Matters Award a new category introduced at the manufacturers’ association Make UK Midlands awards specifically to recognise companies that had contributed to the national effort during the pandemic.

Photocentric was also named runner-up in Make UK Innovation Award.

Mike Hynes, Senior Account Executive, relayr, the sponsor of the Manufacturing Matters Award, said: “We’re proud to sponsor the Manufacturing Matters category and it’s been inspiring to hear the great work of this year’s winners.”

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Photocentric was the first company to mass manufacture face shields for key workers during the pandemic and just weeks ago passed the two million face shields-made milestone.

Charlotte Horobin, Midlands Region Director for Make UK, said: “These awards are a testament to the dynamic companies and individuals working within engineering and manufacturing.

“The sector has been at the heart of delivering during the crisis and as we re-build our economy there will be a bright future for companies and individuals that make the most of their talent.”

Photocentric will now go forward to the national finals to compete against other regional winners across the UK.