Injection moulders chosen for new BMW i3

In the picture: The production team and the machine platen. Krauss Maffei of Munich Germany have supplied BMW’s production plant at Leipzig, Germany with two double swivel plate Injection Moulding machines, complete with industrial robots that produce multi material plastics components for the New BMW i3 which went into production in September 2013. The MX 4000-17200/12000/750WL […]

K-Seal for radiator leaks

 An over-heating engine caused by a leaking radiator on a deserted stretch of road is a motorist’s worst nightmare, but now there’s an instant fix. It’s called K-Seal and it’s a relatively inexpensive solution to coolant leaks under the bonnet and, what’s more, it can provide a permanent repair to some problems. K-Seal will permanently […]

IC3D launches steel fabrication solution for SolidWorks

IC3D, a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for the Manufacturing, Architectural and Engineering industries, has launched IC3D Steel – the first SolidWorks-based application designed for modelling and detailing steel constructions. Distributed nationally in Australia and New Zealand by Intercad – the largest SolidWorks distributor in the region Ð IC3D Steel builds on a […]

The state of manufacturing

-Doug Green In the picture: Matt Carrier, Helix Industries, Christchurch. His company offers services from product design, tool and die making, through to the manufacturing of one-off specialist parts or full production runs on sophisticated CNC machinery.  In a land of small companies, making big things for domestic and overseas markets, it’s important to get to […]

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 without an innovative product that helps manage cashflow, called Pay My Tax. When Teknatool New Zealand closed its manufacturing facility in New Zealand and moved to Qingdao in China to be closer to its markets in 2006, […]

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 in quality, reliability and performance. What lean is not, however, is a magic formula that solves manufacturing issues in one easy application. Businesses that announce they are […]

3D printer delivers innovative export products

Picture:Warwick Downing of TiDA and Ian Brown of Callaghan Innovation. New Zealand businesses stand to benefit from a top-class 3D printing facility that can create objects from titanium and other metals, enabling the development of a range of new export products. Callaghan Innovation and the Titanium Industry Development Association (TiDA) have jointly purchased a Selective […]

New innovation supports confidence in NZ food exports

 In a world facing increasing concerns for food safety and quality, the ability for consumers to get independently verified information about a product, right at the point of sale, is a big step forward in supporting confidence in New Zealand food exports. Seeing the opportunity to meet this AsureQuality, global experts in food safety and […]

New CEO for AsureQuality

AsureQuality is pleased to announce the appointment of John McKay as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), commencing 3 June 2014. John is an experienced international business leader who comes with proven experience in the food and dairy sectors and has a strong customer partnership approach. He is currently CEO of Hansells Food Group where […]

New Zealand expertise to help develop geothermal energy in Malaysia

 Malaysia’s geothermal energy industry in Tawau is to be developed in a partnership with the University of Auckland’s world renowned Institute for Earth Sciences and Engineering. Dr Andy Shenk, chief executive of Auckland UniServices, inked a memorandum of understanding with Tawau Green Energy (TGE) in Auckland early this month. It covers the establishment and support […]