Manufacturing Technology

Armoured wetsuit made of aluminium platelets

Australian global manufacturer Sevaan Group was handpicked by an innovative company to help create an armoured wetsuit for protecting commercial divers,…

Lightweight scanning solution

The Faro 8-Axis Design ScanArm 2.5C is the first colour capable portable lightweight 3D scanning solution providing an unprecedented ergonomic experience…

Kongsberg unlocks a world of profit

  Installing a Kongsberg XN24 cutting table, from Fuji Xerox, has helped Auckland’s I Print On Demand understand how much more…

Farra positions itself for the future

Evolution in industry is inevitable and keeping up with the engineering impact is vital for survival. Cast your mind back to…

Eight myths about AI’s effect on the workplace

The interplay between technology and work has always been a hot topic. While technology has typically created more jobs than it…

Showa 707HVO: Highly Visible, safe for users

The inventors of the world’s first biodegradable single use nitrile glove now bring you a new addition to their biodegradable hand…

NZ company helping to uberise science

A New Zealand company that is at the forefront of the global fight against air pollution is collaborating with the United…

Cluster theory fails to take hold in NZ manufacturing

Twenty-seven years after the Porter Project recommended New Zealand should pursue a “clusters” strategy to develop its manufacturing base, a government…

Are you a future-ready manufacturer?

Greg O’Loan, regional vice president, ANZ for Epicor Software Corporation For manufacturers to compete successfully in the face of cheaper overseas…

The Interview: FARO

Spokesperson: CHEW Beow Kwan, Product Marketing Associate Manager, Asia Pacific, FARO Technologies   Please tell us what BuildIT Construction is all…

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

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…

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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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…

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…


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

Machines can’t dream

Virtual Reality Scene 7.1 for construction, design and forensics

Product News

Olympus launches new portable, powerful videoscope

3D printing aircraft parts using new laser technology

Welders’ powered air now more affordable

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

Smart Manufacturing Today

Manufacture like a boss

Manufacture like a boss

Every part manufactured has a story – the story of how something is made, how much something costs,…

‘ED’ the Chatbot Joins the DunedinNZ Team

A new kind of teacher

The Circular Economy