Economical heavy duty IP66 sealed thick wall die-cast enclosure

The latest addition to the extensive selection of die-cast enclosures from Hammond Manufacturing is the 1550Z family, a range of thick wall (3 to 4mm depending on size) IP66 sealed boxes for use in applications where impact protection and environmental sealing are primary requirements. The 18 industry-standard sizes in the family range from 50 x […]

Craftsmanship critical for success

I like the attitude of Peter Rocque, the boss of Acton Tools who believes in the value of skills and craftsmanship to resurrect the global economy. He also believes it is time to bring in the redundant, the newly arrived immigrants, the graduates and give them a chance, reinforced by industry knowledge. Help train them, […]

Solid engineering the silver lining in quake aftermath

An earthquake the magnitude of that experienced in Christchurch on Saturday is devastating for any city. But as the hours since the quake pass, a positive story is emerging from the scene. The level of damage seen in modern buildings and bridges in Christchurch is much less than that caused by similar earthquakes in Kobe, […] e-commerce website goes live

The new Techspan Group e-commerce website is now live. The website has been completely redesigned for simple navigation and quick access to all Techspan products. The new Techspan e-commerce website (V4) has a similar look and feel to the previous site, but with highly refined features and functionality. The new e-commerce website is easier and […]

Tribrid Modelling produces “Waffle” phone first at LG

Korean manufacturing giant LG Electronics has recently introduced its first mobile phone designed with Delcam’s Tribrid Modelling software. The Waffle phone features a surface texture created in the ArtCAM artistic CADCAM program, wrapped around the body of a phone design produced with the PowerSHAPE CAD software.  It is expected to be the first of a […]

Ultra Helicopters

Ultra Helicopters vision is to have a minimum of 75 % of the parts manufactured here in NZ for a 2 seat helicopter. Due to its composite construction it will fall into the microlight category which is a first for NZ. The company is currently working with CAA to get Type approval and once that […]

Acton Tools & Engineering boss calls for industry “Action”

Peter Rocque is one of those increasingly-rare active, Kiwi craftsmen – “a toolmakers’ toolmaker” – deeply concerned that with the decline in local manufacturing has come the devaluing of the tool-making trade. “And this represents a dire threat to any prospect of New Zealand re-establishing itself as a manufacturer of anything other than milk and […]

The future of shipping is in the hands of industry

An industry-led approach to the rationalisation of ports in New Zealand, as recommended in a government-commissioned maritime freight report released today (Wednesday 13 October), is welcomed by the Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern Inc (EMA). EMA welcomes the Minister of Transport’s response today to the report from the NZ Institute of Economic Research that the […]

Macromelt: Waikato Milking Systems

When Hamilton-based Waikato Milking Systems saw an opportunity to use new technology to enhance the quality of its products and cut costs at the same time, it didn’t think twice. The company – 100 per cent Kiwi owned and operated – designs and manufactures a wide range of cutting-edge milking systems and components for both […]

Ballance Agri-Nutrients achieves annual electricity savings from electric motor upgrade

As one of New Zealand’s leading fertiliser specialists, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited is committed to a sustainable approach to farming and the environment. The company encourages staff to identify ways to reduce waste and improve efficiency, and a recent initiative to upgrade old, inefficient electric motors at their Whangarei manufacturing plant has paid-off with expected annual […]