Just before Christmas I was booked by the University of Sheffield to take some photos of there very impressive MAPP equipment at the equally impressive Royce Translational Centre at [email protected]. The equipment in the lab is right at the cutting edge of manufacturing engineering and the inner scientist (and pretend engineer) in me loved them!
The lab is all about using the latest state of the art advanced powder processes manufacturing equipment that will provide low energy, low cost, and low waste high value manufacturing routes and products to secure UK manufacturing productivity and growth.
I was asked to take photos of the equipment, some wider shots of the lab, some details shots and some photos of some example components that had been manufactured using the equipment. I was also asked to take some photos of the main advanced powder process machine depositing powdered metal onto a component the technician was manufacturing. The former set of photos were easy to do but the action shots of the powder depositing machine were very challenging. This involved me taking photos through a glass viewing window into complete darkness with occasional "sparks" of life. I managed to get some good photos and a video that the client was very happy with so I was really pleased.
You can see a selection of photos and the video from the shoot below.