Women leading the way in software engineering

Three women form most of the University of Waikato delegation to the Engineering Interactive Computing Systems conference (EICS) to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 26-29 June. Software engineering doctoral students Jessica Turner and Sapna Jaidka, and lecturers Dr Judy Bowen and Professor Steve Reeves, will be presenting papers at this specialised international engineering conference. […]

Jericho Walker Sheetmetal Install Ermaksan 220T – 7 Axis Pressbrake

Jericho Walker Sheetmetal Install Ermaksan 220T – 7 Axis Pressbrake

Established sheetmetal and fabrication engineers Jericho Walker Sheetmetal have installed the latest Ermaksan Speedbend Pro 220T 7 Axis CNC Pressbrake. This advanced Pressbrake is equipped with the latest Delem DA66T touchscreen pressbrake control that provides fast and efficient programming and quick job setup. Business owner Robert Jackson says “the Ermaksan is a strong, accurate, and […]

The Evolution of the NZ Steel Industry: Innovation dinosaur or drosophila?

“Apple hasn’t so much invented new as they have innovated (to converge technologies into well-built and -designed packages).” David Reiss, Spark Digital. Dr Troy Coyle, Manager of Innovation & Product Development at NZ Steel. We have an image problem. In experimental evolution, Drosophila (the humble fruit fly) is often used to demonstrate evolutionary processes. It […]

Innovators need more encouragement and collaboration

Innovators need more encouragement and collaboration

New Zealand innovation desperately needs more encouragement and collaboration, says the New Zealand Innovation Council CEO, Louise Webster. Speaking in defence of Rocket Lab founder, and 2014 Innovators Award-winner Peter Beck and his proposal to locate a launch site for his rocket business in remote Canterbury, Ms Webster says Kiwis’ need to get behind Peter’s […]

Profile: TimberLab Solutions: innovation, versatility and quality bring firsts

Profile: TimberLab Solutions: innovation, versatility and quality bring firsts

When two of New Zealand’s leading engineered timber design and manufacture companies, McIntosh Timber Laminates and TimberBond Industries, joined forces in November 2012, TimberLab Solutions Ltd was created. Now with a combined Auckland workforce of 35 staff operating out of the old McIntosh Timber Laminates 3500m2 plant in Bostock Place, and over 76 years of […]

The Interview: Stephen Snedden

The Interview: Stephen Snedden

New Zealand Manufacturer recently asked Stephen Snedden, the inventor, where he finds his inspiration and when it all began. NZM: When did you become an inventor? SS: As a young boy tinkering in my father’s shed with go carts and motor bikes and school projects. Dad was always working out solutions for problems as a […]

Calibre Consulting increases capacity and innovation

Calibre Consulting increases capacity and innovation

The Christchurch rebuild and subsequent earthquake strengthening regulations, town planning and wider infrastructure projects have all placed huge demands on New Zealand’s surveying and engineering sector. To help meet that demand, one of New Zealand’s oldest engineering, project management and surveying consultancies has expanded its capacity. Rebranded as Calibre Consulting, the new business combines the […]

World’s first cloud-connected cable certification tool

Now with LinkWare Live, the Versiv family of certification testers lets cable installers upload, analyse and manage copper and fibre test results—anytime, anywhere. Fluke Networks has unveiled LinkWare Live, the first cloud-based service that lets contractors, cable installers and project managers using the Versiv family of certification testers to upload, manage, and analyse certification test […]

Used cigarette butts offer energy  solution

A group of scientists from South Korea have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy. The researchers have demonstrated the material’s superior performance compared to commercially available carbon, graphene and carbon nanotubes. It is hoped the material can be […]

Robust new Standards system a ‘must have’

“The review of Standards didn’t just happen to turn out ok, and the changes are not a done deal yet either.”   By Bruce Goldsworthy The changes coming up to maintain and strengthen the development and delivery of New Zealand Standards were no accident. The review of Standards didn’t just happen to turn out ok, […]

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