Manufacturing Heroes

They are everywhere, manufacturing heroes. And they have been for years. Think Bill Gallagher, Blair McPheat, Robert Darroch, Peter  Rocque. Think the inventors at  Rex Bionics, Ultrahelicopters, Metalform with their wheelchair and Inovent with the Rotacrane. And you, the reader, is probably thinking why isn’t my name on the list as well? These are a […]

Manufacturing continues expansion in January 2011

Manufacturing activity in January 2011 shows a positive start to the year with the fourth consecutive month in expansion, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for January stood at 53.7, up slightly from 53.2 in December (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing is generally […]

PowerMILL offers safest-ever machining

Delcam has released the 2011 version of its PowerMILL CAM system for five-axis and high-speed machining. This release makes the programming of safe toolpaths easier than ever thanks to new stock-model-engagement options that protect both the cutting tool and the machine from excessive loading.  Other enhancements include new editing capabilities to simplify the machining of […]

PVC welding – A major challenge

Laizhou, a small town near Qingdao – the city where the sailing competitions were held during the 2008 Summer Olympics Ð is currently undergoing an economic boom. This may be attributed in part to its favourable transport connections and to the unique media attention which it attracted in connection with the Games. Xin Li Composite […]

More of the same

Judging by Prime Minister John Keyss opening address to Parliament we are to anticipate more of the same in 2011; that means a continuation the economic funk seen over the past two years, and the resulting build up of debt. The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) is calling for significant policy changes so […]

Metals New Zealand Industry Conference

 Engineering industry players should be interested in attending the Metals New Zealand Industry Conference 2011, to be held on the 14th and 15th of April at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington. Formerly known as the Metals Industry Conference, this event comes as a result of the fantastic success of four previous Metals Industry Conferences with […]