• Disruptive technologies driving sustainability

    Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet’s soil and water, and improving inequality and education.   This is the...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • Bridging the skills gap and creating new services

    Jargon aside ‘servitisation’ means understanding the bottom line of what your customers really want. Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers this year. And IoT? Today, 50% of the costs of...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • Welders for difficult environments

    Castolin Eutectic has launched two new last-generation arc welding machines (MMA). ACCUmax, the new portable power source running on high capacity lithium-ion battery, and POWERmax 4.0 at 150A, with the POWERmax 1800 alternative at 180A. Cable-less mobile...

    • Posted February 18, 2017
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  • Solidworks Simulation Professional

    Product Engineers can efficiently evaluate structural product performance under a wide range of physical scenarios using the powerful virtual testing environment of Solidworks Simulation Professional. Fully embedded with Solidworks 3D CAD, Solidworks Simulation Professional enables engineers to...

    • Posted February 18, 2017
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  • Australia’s innovation report card shows the nation can do better, and hints at how

    Ron Johnston, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Innovation, University of Sydney The Office of Innovation and Science Australia released its review of the Australian innovation system this week, largely to a chorus of “heard it all before” from those close to the...

    • Posted February 10, 2017
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  • Fair and free trade for all

    Comment by HERA Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz Now Donald Trump has officially taken over as the 45th President of the United States, many of us Kiwis (particularly those in business) think New Zealand is well and truly Trumped. ...

    • Posted February 9, 2017
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  • Exchange Rate Needs Attention

    The exchange rate hit a two year high on the Trade Weighted Index (TWI) last week.  Our consistently overvalued exchange rate continues to be an issue for the competitiveness of manufacturers and the wider tradable sector, and...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Solidworks Simulation Professional

    Product engineers can efficiently evaluate structural product performance under a wide range of physical scenarios using the powerful virtual testing environment of Solidworks Simulation Professional. Fully embedded with Solidworks 3D CAD, Solidworks Simulation Professional enables engineers to...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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  • Backlighting added to mass flow and pressure instruments

    Alicat Scientific has added backlighting as a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays for its core range of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. The backlighting illuminates Alicat’s full-information, menu-driven, multi-parameter LCD display screens...

    • Posted February 7, 2017
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