Manufacturing Technology

The sense test

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

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 &…

Kiwi technology receives Australian recognition

Cutting-edge technology aimed at minimising waste in the food processing industry has received major recognition at Australia’s largest agricultural technology event.…

Predicting the future of maintenance

In 1927, Thomas Parnell set up the pitch drop experiment, which examines the viscosity of a tar-like substance by the speed…

Pipe bevelling machine for hard alloys

A portable pipe bevelling tool is ideally suited for machining hard alloys typical of subsea applications and pulls a thick chip…

INNO3D 2018 well attended

October 10th was a milestone day for NCCS with the annual INNO3D event, showcasing what is new in Solidworks 2019, along…

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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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…

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…


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

Game-changing technology for 3D printing tiny structures revealed

Lightweight scanning solution

Product News

Total barcode solutions

Putting you in control of difficult materials 

Silvent Pro-One air gun: Winner of Red Dot Award and International Design Excellence Awards

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

The Circular Economy

Plastic packaging re-think needed

Plastic packaging re-think needed

The first-ever study on NZ’s entire plastic packaging system highlights how even radically improved recycling will not solve…

Why it pays to join the circular economy