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JJ Churchill is delighted to have reached the national shortlist for the EEF Photography Awards 2012.

The image submitted was of a compressor stage ring assembly for a power generation customer to prove out a radical, new gas-turbine blade design. First of its type in the world, the design would have been technically impossible until only a few years ago.  However, the machining of the blades and the assembly of the ring was only the first set of hurdles to overcome: The specific measurement requirements of the project necessitated our metrologists to develop an equally innovative measurement program.  Two ‘Made in Britain’ firsts from one project!