• Broader R&D strategy needed 

    The Research and Development Survey released last week by Statistics New Zealand showed some good news but falling R&D expenditure as a proportion of GDP is of concern – a broader R&D strategy is needed from Government...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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  • Thickness gauge has many features

    The RFG-1000 Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge is packed with features including a large backlit LCD display, auto linear compensation and sound velocity measurement. The full kit includes an aluminium carry case with foam insert, stainless steel calibration block...

    • Posted March 28, 2015
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  • Smart standard drives provide servo dynamics and precision

    Teamed with advanced inverter electronics for smart control functionality, standard asynchronous motors providing IE2 or IE3 efficiency and permanent-magnet IE4 synchronous motors can deliver servo-level dynamics and agility. Based on state-of-the-art frequency inverters for motor-mounting, wall-mounting, or...

    • Posted March 28, 2015
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  • Projecta streamlines solar charge controllers

    While solar panels can provide free power it’s necessary to have good quality charge controllers to maintain the performance of the storage batteries. The solar charge controller regulates the power collected by the panels to avoid damage...

    • Posted March 28, 2015
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  •  Increasing Number Of Ermaksan Machines Installed

    An ever increasing number of Ermaksan cnc sheetmetal machine tools are being installed in New Zealand engineering workshops. Recently CNC Guillotines have become popular because of the ease of quickly setting the cutting parameters to produce a...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • The Interview: Stephen Snedden

    New Zealand Manufacturer recently asked Stephen Snedden, the inventor, where he finds his inspiration and when it all began. NZM: When did you become an inventor? SS: As a young boy tinkering in my father’s shed with...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • Paint colour changes like a Chameleon

    Want to add more interest and pizzazz to ordinary household items, hobby projects or even car wheels and accessories? Now there’s a new paint finish that mimics a real life chameleon – it changes colour when viewed...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Gauge measures surface variations

    This gauge is well-known for its accuracy, ease of use and modular design, making it the go-to tool for manual pit inspections. It has 4 extension arms for maximum flexibility. The Jireh Pit Gauge kit is of...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • SME growth coming off record highs

    Growth among New Zealand’s small businesses has levelled off in the last six months with the economy entering a more stable phase, according to a nationwide survey of small business operators. Thirty-two per cent of SMEs saw...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Kiwi WorldSkills team gets set for the trade equivalent of the Olympics

    Twenty-six young Kiwi are preparing to compete against the best of the best competitors from Canada, India, Malaysia, China, Australia and Korea in the inaugural WorldSkills Oceania regional competitions to be held April 13-17 at Wintec in...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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