Peterborough based innovator and specialist 3d printer manufacturer, Photocentric, are delighted to announce the news of their third prestigious Queen’s Award accolade.

Since 2002 Photocentric have been at the cutting edge of innovation in photopolymer, manufacturing a wide variety of materials that harden in light. Patent holders in visible light curing technologies, over the last 20 years Photocentric have supported and innovated a broad range of applications; establishing themselves as leaders across varying industries. Today, Photocentric are renowned as the world’s largest and most trusted manufacturer of crystal-clear stamps, and in more recent times have become a leading player in the global additive manufacturing space.

Photocentric received their first Queen’s Award in 2016, receiving the Innovation award in acknowledgement of their innovative Imagepac product; a patented package of photopolymer enabling a simpler and cheaper manufacture of stamps.

Their second Queen’s Award came in 2018, receiving the accolade for International Trade for their outstanding 3-year growth in overseas sales. Today, Photocentric celebrate their third prestigious Queen’s Award – the Innovation award for the second time, this time for their work in the use of LCD screens to make fast, affordable 3D printers.

Founder Paul Holt says: “This is the most prestigious award for UK business, it has been given to us in recognition of the Innovation Photocentric has achieved in creating LCD based 3D printing.

This method of 3D printing, developed by us nearly 6 years ago, has started to change the way manufacturing takes place. There is no better example than the way we have recently used LC Magna printers to manufacture thousands of protective face shields every day on a scale unequalled by other methods of 3D printing.”