• ArtCAM Pro allows the most complex designs to be modelled and machined

    Delcam’s ArtCAM Pro CADCAM software for artistic applications has made it much easier to create complex designs, with a new approach called interactive distortion modelling. This allows users to distort either vectors or reliefs within ArtCAM models...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • Sistema invest $6M to expand NZ manufacturing

    Sistema has imported a 1,300 and a 650 tonne injection moulding machine to boost its manufacturing operations in New Zealand, allowing the company to create a new range of durable plastic home and office storage products made...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • Energy conversion principle to double engine efficiency

    Professor Ken Naitoh of Waseda University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering (Department of Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, School of Fundamental Science and Engineering) and his associates have discovered a revolutionary energy conversion principle (new compressive combustion...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • Manufacturing
    Celebrating Kiwi ingenuity

    Kiwi Ingenuity should be celebrated as much and even more than the glorious achievements of the All Blacks on the Rugby field. By Joel Leonard New Zealand is more than a haven for Hobbits, champion rugby teams,...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • Steel industry cautious on new Christchurch investment fund

    New Zealand’s structural steel industry says the announcement of a planned new investment fund for the Christchurch rebuild is good news for the city, however it remains to be seen whether it will end up costing Kiwis...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • Regional Business
    Growing regional research initiatives

    While emerging or fledgling industries do exist, the missing link that should sit alongside this initiate is serious and comprehensive industry development activity, so that industry can grow swiftly to a level where it really can use...

    • Posted October 31, 2015
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  • RBNZ holds OCR, challenges remain

    The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) chose to hold the OCR at 2.75% today, though signalling further reductions may be required to reach their inflation target. Economic risks remain, and continued work from Government and business...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • AccuPRO UV and white light meter combine sensors

    The AccuPRO Series of digital radiometer/photometers measures and displays UV and white light readings simultaneously. The AccuPRO series includes two new models: the standard AccuPro (XP-2000) with a dual-wavelength sensor that measures both ultraviolet and visible light....

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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  • Supply Chain Excellence: Series 1 – Understanding the Supply Chain

    www.nzpics.org.nz-Vishnu Rayapeddi Whenever we ask what supply chain is, we get different answers depending who we ask. Some say it is planning & purchasing or procurement and some say inventory management and some others may say it...

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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  • Peterson’s Perspective: Will the science and R&D plan work?

    by Gilbert Peterson For the past six years New Zealand’s innovation landscape has been littered with dithering and waste as the country’s investment in science and R&D failed to rise to an average OECD performance. With that...

    • Posted October 23, 2015
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