• 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...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • 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....

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • 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,...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 7, 2016
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 3, 2016
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  • 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...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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