• Is there water in Lake Taupo?

    – Doug Green We all want to be like Sebastian Vettel. Successive wins on the trot, lots of space between us and our rivals, utilising a fantastic product that keeps us in the lead. In Vettel’s case...

    • Posted November 25, 2013
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  • Making a complicated product is simple; making a simple product is complicated!

    We have all the design tools, now we need the good ideas – Aaldert Verplanke, Mechanical Design Engineer. aaldert@slingshot.co.nz Technology has evolved to the point where we have all the tools to take an idea for a...

    • Posted November 16, 2013
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  • Law change proposal would sensibly save money and court time

    The law change proposed by MP Paul Goldsmith to allow high earners to contract out of the personal grievance provisions of the Employment Relations Act would save taxpayers money and help free up court time, says Employers...

    • Posted November 15, 2013
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  • Robust new Standards system a ‘must have’

    “The review of Standards didn’t just happen to turn out ok, and the changes are not a done deal yet either.”   By Bruce Goldsworthy The changes coming up to maintain and strengthen the development and delivery...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • Bringing ideas to life

    Two-thirds of their income may come from export markets, but Seedling is firmly an East Tamaki business.   PIC: Phoebe Hayman In this globalised business environment it isn’t unusual for businesses to base different parts of their operation in...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • NASA sending 3D printer into space

    NASA is set to launch world’s first zero-G-ready 3D printer into space next year, during its resupply mission to the International Space Station, so that parts can be built on-demand in space. Space manufacturing company Made in...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • Vortex high-speed roughing strategy in FeatureCAM

    PIC: Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy is now available in FeatureCAM. The Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy has been added to the latest release of the FeatureCAM feature-based CAM system. Vortex was introduced initially as the...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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  • New Zealand projects win in Barcelona

    New Zealand has won two one-off Awards of Merit and a prestigious company award at the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Centenary Awards held in Barcelona, Spain. FIDIC represents global consulting engineering interests in over 90 countries.  Two Auckland...

    • Posted November 2, 2013
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