• Robotic CNC plasma beam machine eliminates manual coping

    Traditionally, beam coping has been done manually by marking the dimensions for coping on the workpiece as per the drawings and then manually cutting out the cope from the steel beam using oxy-fuel gas torch. This method...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Making the most of connected machines

    By Ian Raper, Regional Vice President, Riverbed Australia & New Zealand Automation and the rise of smart, Internet-connected manufacturing equipment (known as M2M or the Internet of Things depending on the device) stand to deliver previously unimaginable...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Kiwi exporters beware of e-commerce

    By Johnathan Chen The recent New Balance case should be a big wake up call for Kiwi companies exporting to Asian markets, especially those capitalising on e-commerce to do so. Selling online is a great idea as...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Engineering a new career for young women

    Welding, polishing and sand blasting were among the daily activities for a group of young women during a recent work placement at Hamilton-based manufacturer, Longveld. The placement is part of a unique training course offered by Wintec...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Delcam’s new PowerSHAPE Pro offers faster modelling and reverse engineering

    In PowerSHAPE 2016, reverse engineering of prismatic parts has been made easier. Delcam has added a series of enhancements to its PowerSHAPE Pro software for modelling and reverse engineering that will help users to complete complex designs...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Become a market leader – Part Two

    Katalin Csikasz, TechPro Plus www.techproplus.co.nz In last month’s edition of NZ Manufacturer we touched on two projects where companies gained the competitive edge to become industry market leaders. The first project, which we detailed in last month’s...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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  • Nuance Power PDF not the traditional PDF solution

    Nuance Power PDF offers the PDF software features that business users need to be productive at a price that supports deployment across the entire enterprise. Power PDF delivers high performance, an intuitive user experience, and value, freeing...

    • Posted August 22, 2015
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  • SouthMACH 15 – an astounding result for exhibitors and visitors alike

    SouthMACH, the South Island’s largest event for the manufacturing, engineering, electronics and technology industries has been called an amazing success by both visitors and exhibitors. This was the first SouthMACH event organised by new owners XPO Exhibitions...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • New Master’s degree to test commercial resolve

    Victoria University of Wellington is launching a new Master’s degree aimed at placing students at the coalface of product development and commercialisation. The Master of Innovation and Commercialisation will see students work at transforming actual, real-world innovations...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • Secondary schools should do the right thing by students, says ITF

    The Industry Training Federation is dismayed by advice from the PPTA’s Secondary Principals’ Council that schools consider limiting enrolments in Trades Academies to protect staffing grants. “Trades Academies are proving to be the motivating reason some young...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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