Manufacturing Technology

America’s Cup success for small NZ company

A small New Zealand firm made a giant contribution to the America’s Cup. ‘YachtBot’ – GPS tracking systems invented by Dunedin…

Avoiding epic fails…In design

Chris Barclay, Business Development Manager, Motovated Design & Analysis. Recently I was the incredibly fortunate recipient of a brand spanking new…

A game-changing material

Customisation is the name of the game for Utah Trikes, a producer of trikes, quads and custom wheelchairs. President and CEO,…

Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanner now certified by Airbus

Creaform, leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has had its flagship metrology-grade portable 3D scanner, the HandySCAN 3D,…

Kineo version 5.0 released

Version 5.0 of Kineo software components for path planning, collision detection and cable simulation is now available. Major new developments include:…

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Books: Talk Like Ted

Books: Talk Like Ted

-Carmine Gallo I am a fan of books on presenting,…


‘Exceptional enquiries’ at THE Expo

An early morning convoy of shiny rigs into Mystery Creek Events Centre kicked off the third and final day of the Transport and Heavy Equipment Expo 2013. The…

Austech 2013 invites precision engineering firms

Austech 2013, Australia’s precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, is inviting small to medium manufacturing businesses to take part in its new and extended Manufacturers Pavilion. The Pavilion…

Excitement high in food and packaging sectors

  With Foodtech Packtech 2012 almost here, those in the food and packaging sectors are gearing up to show the country just how strong the industry is. Event…

Case Studies

Engineering a new career for young women

Engineering a new career for young women

Welding, polishing and sand blasting were among the daily activities for a group of young women during a…

Clever tax service helps maintain high growth

One of New Zealand’s most successful tool machinery manufacturers could not have continued on a high growth programme…

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Steel construction: innovation and investment

By Alistair Fussell, Manager, Steel Construction New Zealand  Structural steel is the material of choice in most of the world’s major construction markets, including…

Injection moulding machines

Now more than ever before, Engel offers it’s customers clear advantages, in terms of innovative injection moulding machines, automation, processing technology – and value…

IronCAD – Limitless Design Dexterity

IronCAD XG is a productivity leader when it comes to moving creative ideas into full production-ready 3D reality. IronCAD is the pioneer of a…

Manufacturers always needed

By Tom Thomson, Managing Director, EPL. Sitting here in Christchurch in my Portacom office planning a new factory to replace the one I lost recently, IÕve…


Don’t change for Lean’s sake

Change for your own business growth. There is no doubt that lean thinking is driving massive changes in manufacturing processes worldwide. It lies at the heart of measurable improvements…

Pragmatic steps for Lean success

Production benefits found from standing in the circle

Manufacturing Technology

Regional Manufacturing

Regional Manufacturing:Microbrewtech, Oamaru

Ballance, the $1 billion co-op

Regional Manufacturing: Screw Productions, Rotorua

Smart Manufacturing Today

The Circular Economy