• An environmentally friendly alternative for polystyrene

    While it is used all over the world as a light packaging and insulation material, EPS (expanded polystyrene) is a problem as waste. This is why VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing an affordable...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Taking self-assembly to the limits

    Gold nanoparticles smaller than 10 nanometers spontaneously self-organise in entirely new ways when trapped inside channel-like templates. A new study shows that this feature could facilitate easier nanoscale manufacturing of biosensors and plasmonic devices with intricate, high-density...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Delcam lifts the curtain on its enhanced modelling and reverse-engineering capability for 2015

    “Designers are great at designing; that’s what they do. Unfortunately what they design is often not capable of being manufactured.” New dynamic point-editing allows PowerSHAPE Pro users to create any shape they can imagine. The latest version...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • VISI CAM software allows toolmakers expansion

    VISI software was at the heart of a mould maker’s recent move to new 6,500 square foot premises. KA Tooling say VISI gave them confidence to invest in additional CNC machines and move to larger premises to...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Industry partnerships behind move for new agribusiness

    The agribusiness education partnership is crucial for the future of the industry.   Success in creating a large-scale public-private partnership with the New Zealand primary industries is likely to see a new agribusiness secondary school subject created....

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

    By Nora McKeon This book fills a gap in the literature by setting food security in the context of evolving global food governance. Today’s food system generates hunger alongside of food waste, burgeoning health problems, massive greenhouse...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • The first steps toward a viable small-scale hydrogen generator

    Researchers are helping to advance the development of hydrogen-powered cars by producing innovative materials that could make on-board hydrogen generators a reality. Hydrogen is a renewable resource with the potential to power everything from households to cars,...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • The Year That Was

    We are pleased to bring you our annual review of The Year That Was which you can read from Page 1 through to Page 13. NZ Manufacturer invited key business people to reflect on business and manufacturing...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Environmental credentials: strong business, strong future

    Manufacturers with robust environmental credentials improve their own business and ensure a stronger supply chain. Customers at each level of the supply chain are looking for environmental credentials. After all, producers, distributors, and suppliers each benefit when...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Food producers take note

    Tony Robinson, Trade Commissioner Singapore There is growing demand for high-quality frozen meat, seafood, and convenience foods. As the shipping and logistics hub of Southeast Asia, Singapore is a gateway to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

    • Posted December 14, 2014
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