Delcam enhances section measurements in PowerINSPECT software

Delcam enhances section measurements in PowerINSPECT software

Delcam has released the 2016 version of its PowerINSPECT inspection software, the world’s leading hardware-independent 3D inspection solution.   The new release includes greatly enhanced options for section measurement, more comprehensive collision avoidance, improved point cloud inspection, the ability to add notes to reports, and improved user control of CNC surface inspection routines. For video demonstrations […]

ALMA sheetmetal software – More profitable nesting for PALFINGER

ALMA sheetmetal software – More profitable nesting for PALFINGER

Every year PALFINGER processes around 20,000 tons of high-tensile steel panels to manufacture loading cranes and other loading and hoisting equipment. Off-cut optimisation is therefore a key concern shared by the whole management team in the company. Thanks to Alma’s act/cut software, the sheet metal plates to cut can be automatically nested in half of […]

EMEX 2016 – A must attend event in 2016

EMEX 2016 – A must attend event in 2016

In the picture: Rodney Oxford, Total CNC. In less than 12 weeks 4,500+ visitors seeking the latest in innovative products will descend on the ASB Showgrounds to attend EMEX, New Zealand’s largest engineering, manufacturing, machinery, electronics and technology trade show. With more than 150 exhibitors, 3 full days of industry lead seminars, special features, visitor […]

Fabrics detect dangerous gases

Fabrics detect dangerous gases

Researchers, from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and Konkuk University in the Republic of Korea, coated cotton and polyester yarn with a nanoglue called bovine serum albumin (BSA). The yarns were then wrapped in graphene oxide sheets. Graphene is an incredibly strong one-atom-thick layer of carbon that is known for its excellent conductive properties […]

Is this the end of globalisation?

China has just announced that last year, for the first time since it began opening up its economy to the world at the end of the 1970s, exports declined on an annual basis. And that is not all; in value terms, global trade declined in 2015. The obvious question is why. While global trade also […]

RBNZ make the right call

Manufacturers and exporters welcome the decision by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) this morning to cut the OCR to 2.25%, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). NZMEA Chief Executive Dieter Adam says, “We are pleased to see the RBNZ reduce the OCR today – the effect on the currency will […]

Public appeal for revolutionary new wheelchair

Public appeal for revolutionary new wheelchair

The inventor and manufacturer of a revolutionary new wheelchair has launched a public appeal to develop it further and build 10 prototypes. Kevin Halsall’s Ogo wheelchair was a finalist at the New Zealand Innovators’ Awards in Auckland last year and also won the BCC (Building Clever Companies) Innovate 2015 grand prize of $10,000. The invention […]

Room for RBNZ to cut rates

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during February 2016, shows total sales in January 2016 decreased 18.58% (year on year export sales decreased by 25.06% with domestic sales decreasing 1.45%) on January 2015. The NZMEA survey sample this month covered NZ$216m in annualised sales, with an export […]

Growth for manufacturing exporters in 2015

Growth for manufacturing exporters in 2015

Data released by Statistics New Zealand yesterday reflected the improvements felt by much of the manufacturing and exporting sector in 2015 compared to the previous year, with increases across a number of high-value manufactured export categories, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). NZMEA Chief Executive Dieter Adam says, “Annual values of mechanical […]

Solar innovation a relief for drought-stricken farmers

Solar innovation a relief for drought-stricken farmers

A solar water pump system is helping get much needed water to stock on remote hill country farms and has captured international interest from water-stressed countries. Central Hawke’s Bay electrical and pumping business Isaacs Pumping & Electrical has been developing the technology over the last two years with support from Callaghan Innovation. Isaacs Electrical directors […]