Transpower, lines companies out of touch with customers

Business has been struck almost speechless at the lack of sensitivity of Transpower and other lines companies. Transpower and partners have gone to the Commerce Commission asking for a green light to raise their prices so they can guarantee themselves an almost 12% pre tax, risk free return on capital to upgrade the grid. “Every […]

CADCAM software used here for implants

A range of Delcam’s CADCAM software, in particular the latest release of the CopyCAD Pro reverse engineering system, is being used by a group of companies in New Zealand to design and manufacture custom-made maxillofacial implants for patients suffering with tumours or major bone loss.   The overall process, which is managed by Computer Generated Implants […]

Emergency Shutdown – Who pays the workers?

By Claire Parkes, Managing Director, Clarian Human Resources Many businesses in Christchurch are quickly coming to terms with how to handle their staff resource while their operations are fully or partially closed down. There’s lots of information hitting the media, so let’s cut-to-the-chase with the essentials. 1. Look at your employee agreements – is there […]

World first robotic legs provide new option for wheelchair users

When Hayden Allen was spinal cord injured five years ago he became a full time wheelchair user and doctors told him he’d never walk again. Today a revolutionary product developed by Auckland-based company Rex Bionics has enabled Hayden to walk again. Hayden has been one of the first people in the world to use Rex, […]

Never underestimate the importance of brand

Michael Holt, Managing Director, gardyneHOLT design Our country and our industry is based on a practical sense of getting things done, usually with little fuss or fanfare. However, times are changing and in particular we’re less reliant upon our domestic markets to offer sufficient demand, especially with our own markets wide open to competition from […]

CADCAM gives racing supplier power and precision

‘Power Through Precision’ is the company motto at MBE Cylinder Heads and Manifolds.  MBE achieves both precision and power by using Delcam’s PowerSHAPE design software and its PowerMILL machining program.  To see how, watch the Delcam TV video on www.delcam.tv/delcam-video.asp?VideoId=79.  Founded in 1997 by Matt Bieneman, MBE is located in the heart of America’s racing […]

Doing business at the fieldays

What this growth has done for New Zealand manufacturing achievement – some including joint-international agreements -is nothing short of amazing. A ‘world class’manufacturing showcase of advanced technology and innovative solutions By Roger Magee Senior Writer It has grown, without worthy competition, to become recognised as Australasia’s leading ‘Agri-Business’ Exhibition.- and it is easy to see why. […]

Future Focus on Export Products

Comment by Heavy Engineering Research Association Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz The Heavy Engineering Research Association has just put a funding proposal to Government’s research funding agency the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) aimed at supporting the New Zealand Metals Industry in becoming more productive and developing export opportunities. This new proposal comes at […]