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 13 wins in a season which probably means the manufacturing technology used to put his car together is […]

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 and Manufacturers Association Chief executive Kim Campbell.  “Mr Goldsmith’s Bill would give an employer and staff earning over […]

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 of New Zealand Standards were no accident. The review of Standards didn’t just happen to turn out ok, […]

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 different parts of the city, country or world. Not Seedling. Every part of their business is based at […]

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 Space’s customised 3D printer will be the first device to manufacture parts away from planet Earth, researchers said. […]

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 key enhancement for the 2014 version of Delcam’s PowerMILL software for high-speed and five-axis machining. For full details, […]

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 projects, the Britomart Transport Centre and Newmarket Viaduct Replacement Project, were among the 23 Awards of Merit announced. Over […]