• Manufacturing Heroes

    They are everywhere, manufacturing heroes. And they have been for years. Think Bill Gallagher, Blair McPheat, Robert Darroch, Peter  Rocque. Think the inventors at  Rex Bionics, Ultrahelicopters, Metalform with their wheelchair and Inovent with the Rotacrane. And...

    • Posted February 21, 2011
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  • Not all businesses will be saleable, but let’s try to save the ones that can be sold.

    Let’s save the businesses the banks would destroy The following is the opinion of David Newport, a director at business brokers Switch Business: A question often asked of us during the current market downturn is: ‘where are...

    • Posted February 21, 2011
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  • Manufacturing continues expansion in January 2011

    Manufacturing activity in January 2011 shows a positive start to the year with the fourth consecutive month in expansion, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for January stood...

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • PowerMILL offers safest-ever machining

    Delcam has released the 2011 version of its PowerMILL CAM system for five-axis and high-speed machining. This release makes the programming of safe toolpaths easier than ever thanks to new stock-model-engagement options that protect both the cutting...

    • Posted February 13, 2011
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  • PVC welding – A major challenge

    Laizhou, a small town near Qingdao – the city where the sailing competitions were held during the 2008 Summer Olympics Ð is currently undergoing an economic boom. This may be attributed in part to its favourable transport...

    • Posted February 13, 2011
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  • More of the same

    Judging by Prime Minister John Keyss opening address to Parliament we are to anticipate more of the same in 2011; that means a continuation the economic funk seen over the past two years, and the resulting build...

    • Posted February 9, 2011
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  • Metals New Zealand Industry Conference

     Engineering industry players should be interested in attending the Metals New Zealand Industry Conference 2011, to be held on the 14th and 15th of April at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington. Formerly known as the Metals Industry...

    • Posted February 3, 2011
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