Global Aerial Platforms builds scale into UAVs

Global Aerial Platforms builds scale into UAVs

Christchurch-based aviation manufacturer Global Aerial Platforms has begun developing construction of the largest unmanned aerial vehicles yet to be made in the country and they are expected to attract significant interest at the South Mach15 engineering, machinery and electronics exhibition in July. “The early history of drone aviation was linked to their military use but […]

Get there in style

Get there in style

The Electric Self Balancing Dual Wheel scooter, the “Galactic Wheels 400” With 2x 200 Watt electric motors, generates enough power to propel you along at up to 10kmph and the 8000mAh batter provides enough juice for a range of 25 to 30km. If you don’t have a bus or car that can take you door […]

Productivity across all sectors

Productivity across all sectors

Over the last couple of years I have been receiving information from Wal Mart workers in the USA about their conditions and terms of employment and salary. They have a very intensive campaign which continues their push for improved wages so they have a fair deal and can afford to pay their bills. So my […]

Profile: TimberLab Solutions: innovation, versatility and quality bring firsts

Profile: TimberLab Solutions: innovation, versatility and quality bring firsts

When two of New Zealand’s leading engineered timber design and manufacture companies, McIntosh Timber Laminates and TimberBond Industries, joined forces in November 2012, TimberLab Solutions Ltd was created. Now with a combined Auckland workforce of 35 staff operating out of the old McIntosh Timber Laminates 3500m2 plant in Bostock Place, and over 76 years of […]

Steel construction: innovation and investment

Steel construction: innovation and investment

By Alistair Fussell, Manager, Steel Construction New Zealand  Structural steel is the material of choice in most of the world’s major construction markets, including the USA and the UK where the market share is approximately 60% and 70% respectively. New Zealand is no exception.  Our diverse steel construction industry – comprising manufacturers of structural steel […]

SouthMACH 2015: The machinery of business

SouthMACH 2015: The machinery of business

The South’s premier tech trade show has been reinvigorated for 2015, with new owners XPO Exhibitions working hard to ensure that visitors and exhibitors alike get great business value from the time they invest. International and local exhibitors will inform, delight, entertain and do great business deals with industry professionals from all over New Zealand […]

The Best We Can Be

The Best We Can Be

We need to build a different world, where policy settings encourage productive activities here in New Zealand. -John Walley     My time as Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) has come to an end – it’s been a privilege to be part of this Association for 16 years. I want to […]

Octopus inspired robot

Octopus inspired robot

In the picture:It has the ability to morph (change shape), propel itself and turn quickly in water (i.e. super-manoeuvrability) efficiently and silently, lending itself to future possibilities in surveillance and inspection. Scientists in Singapore have developed a new octopus-inspired robot which can zip through water 10 times its body length within one second, in an […]

HERA House Re-opened following extensive refurbishment

HERA House Re-opened following extensive refurbishment

Guests at the HERA House re-opening           HERA House, home of the New Zealand Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA), celebrated the re-opening of its refurbished premises, officiated by the Minister for Research and Innovation Hon Steven Joyce. The building’s refurbishment coincided with 30 years of service, and the Minister congratulated the […]

Farm technology among Hi-Tech Award finalists

Farm technology among Hi-Tech Award finalists

For the second consecutive year, Hamilton-based Dairy Automation Limited (DAL) has been named finalist in two categories of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.  The subsidiary of farmer-owned co-operative LIC specialises in manufacturing sensor technology systems for the dairy shed, for real-time on-farm milk analysis.  Its CellSense system is a finalist for the Endace Innovative Hi-Tech […]

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