Manufacturing Technology

5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency

More than one million people have subscribed to a 5G mobile contract in South Korea, meaning demand for the high-speed technology…

Central Innovation talks to us

Peter Ranyard, Country Manager New Zealand, Central Innovation How is Central Innovation finding the current business climate? The economic climate in…

AI challenges revealed in book

  The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing is an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities of AI and how it’s…

The sense test

  ~ How human senses are revolutionising industrial robots ~   As season two of the critically acclaimed TV show Westworld…

HandySCAN 3D scanner meets Boeing’s requirements

Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions, has announced that its HandySCAN 3D metrology-grade…

Callaghan Innovation support for innovating business

A new tool for start-up businesses will encourage innovation, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says innovation is critical for businesses…

Safe and sound – Is your smart factory secure?

Alarms, cameras, locks and fences are all commonly recommended to keep burglars out of homes. Obtaining clear guidance for securing your…

What do your motors really do?

In 1969, the first home security system was born, consisting of four peepholes and a camera that could be moved to…

3D printing the next generation of machinery

By Ben Murton and Associate Professor Don Clucas, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury While metal 3D printing is regularly…

Point Pod latest start-up success story

A new innovative product that solves your household power problems has teamed up with Australia and New Zealand’s large distributor just…

SouthMACH 2019  what’s not new!

Entrepreneur’s development lab Local Canterbury businesses and organisations have created the ‘go to’ destination at this year’s SouthMACH! Motovated Design &…

Business Books

The Innovators Dilemma

The Innovators Dilemma

– Clayton M. Christensen What do the Honda Supercub, Intel’s…

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…

EMEX 2012 brought success

By Doug Green EMEX 2012 is done and dusted. A successful trade fair which brought buyers together with exhibitors resulting in business being done and enquiries to be…

Case Studies

Konecranes adopts Internet of Things technology

Konecranes adopts Internet of Things technology

Konecranes, specialising in the manufacture and service of cranes and lifting equipment, has implemented Siemens’ digital innovation platform…

Shakeup at Mastip

Shakeup at Mastip

Mastip has been a stalwart of NZ manufacturing for over 25 years. Regarded as a pioneer of the…

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…

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Housing construction is becoming manufacturing

Manufacturing is usually associated with making parts and assembling them. Manufacturing complete houses is a relative new concept in the history of the industrial…

Innovate or Die

Innovate or Die

Hamish Whyte, CEO, Furnware. Innovation is the buzz word these days, but how and what to innovate in your business or product range is…

Steel construction: innovation and investment

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…


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

Predicting the future of maintenance

Pipe bevelling machine for hard alloys

Rear View

Unfree and Unfair

 Industries in Europe and in countries like New Zealand ascribe to, and operate according to, free market mechanisms.…

We can catch Australia – by manufacturing our way to success

“The Antarctic Apprentice” debuts on Facebook!

Regional business partners being found

Craftsmanship critical for success

Regional Manufacturing

Northland lifestyle a big plus

Northland lifestyle a big plus

Regional development is a phrase that’s getting plenty of airtime these days, especially with Government’s Provincial Growth Fund…

Business impacted by oil and gas ban

Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund  

Regional Manufacturing: Stabicraft, Invercargill

Regional Manufacturing:Microbrewtech, Oamaru

Smart Manufacturing Today

Sistema Plastics awarded Epicor Technology Innovator of the Year

The four factors essential to building a quality production line

The Circular Economy

Plastic packaging re-think needed

Why it pays to join the circular economy