Manufacturing Technology

X5 FastMig for arc-welding productivity

Kemppi, has released its new X5 FastMig multi-process welding system for MIG, DC TIG and stick welding (MMA) as well as…

Anagenix purchase Vitaco manufacturing facility

Cutting edge nutraceutical ingredients company Anagenix has purchased Vitaco’s Avondale-based nutritional product manufacturing facility.  The seven-figure deal includes all assets at…

The truth about counterfeits

~ Why you can never eliminate the risk of counterfeits entirely ~ According to the latest data from the Organisation for…

Ganley Engineering process control specialists

Khamal Ganley, Gill Ganley and Simon Ganley. Assisting New Zealand companies go forward with great technology. Ganley Engineering Ltd a family…

UX10 tablet performs in challenging work environments

Getac’ UX10 is a powerful, fully rugged tablet that’s built to thrive in challenging working environments, such as those found in…

The power of traceability for food and medical manufacturers

– Reinaldo Silva, Head of Digital Manufacturing and Automation at Facteon As food and medical manufacturers face stringent regulations, an ability…

Designing for Additive Manufacturing

Over the last six months, RAM3D have seen an unprecedented increase in both large and small companies interested in trying 3D…

The Interview: Greg Kushnir, Founder, Emrod

Greg Kushnir. How are you finding current business conditions?Challenging. But there’s really only two things one can do about it. Complain…

Calendar

‘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…

EMEX 2012 off to a good start

By Doug Green Under clear skies, the doors opened and visitors arrived early to the first day of EMEX 2012. Drawn to the latest in manufacturing and engineering…

Sheetmetal folding machines at EMEX 2012

Variobend AG offers elegant solutions of up and down bending machines and long length folding machines for manufacturers that need to bend sheet metal. Driven by a passion…

Case Studies

Cheers to a good brew

Cheers to a good brew

Sam Wood (left) and Willy Cowper. -Aaldert Verplanke Brewing your own beer is a challenge for most people…

Just the right chemistry

Just the right chemistry

New Zealand family-owned and operated, Chemfreight is a specialised 3PL distributor offering the complete solution of hazardous, non-hazardous…

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…

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Innovators

Can we grow our future leaders?

Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group New Zealand’s fall from grace in the OECD rankings over the past 50 years, and our poor productivity…

Kiwi businesses need to feel the love

Kiwi businesses need to feel the love

Almost 1000 New Zealand-owned and operated businesses have signed on to the ShopKiwi campaign, which today launched a new website. With Kiwi manufacturers reopening…

Housing construction is becoming manufacturing

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…

LEAN MANUFACTURING

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

Smart Manufacturing Today

Treotham New Zealand merges with Automation Equipment

Techweek2020 goes digital

The Circular Economy

People, people, people – the future of work

Plastic packaging re-think needed

Why it pays to join the circular economy