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

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 by bending or stretching the design, and to see the results in real time. Unlike most other CADCAM […]

Sistema invest $6M to expand NZ manufacturing

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 exclusively for The Warehouse. The 1,300 tonne machine is one of the biggest of its type brought into […]

Energy conversion principle to double engine efficiency

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 principle) able to yield stand-alone engines with double or higher the thermal efficiency potential of conventional engines, independent […]

Celebrating Kiwi ingenuity

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, picturesque scenery, and adventurous vacations. Also a haven for Kiwi-Ingenuity! Kiwi Ingenuity has evolved to become the real […]

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 their jobs. Steel Construction New Zealand Manager Alistair Fussell says he welcomes initiatives which help deliver the high-quality […]

Growing regional research initiatives

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 and exploit the science developed and make a real contribution to regional development. Commentary by HERA Industry Development […]

RBNZ holds OCR, challenges remain

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 is needed to rebalance our economy towards high value-added, diverse exports, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters […]

AccuPRO UV and white light meter combine sensors

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. The AccuPRO Plus (XP-4000) 3-in-1 multi-purpose sensor capable of measuring ultraviolet, visible and blue light. Both units comply […]

Peterson’s Perspective: Will the science and R&D plan work?

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 in the background this week’s announcement of the new ‘National Science Strategy’ and Building Innovation plan, must surely […]

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