Electric cars bring environmental benefits

 If electric vehicles were widely available, New Zealanders would buy enough of them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector by one-fifth over the next 18 years, new research from Victoria University of Wellington shows.  PhD researcher Doug Clover says there are currently only a couple of hundred electric vehicles on the road […]

Industry’s strongest, ‘greenest’ flux remover from Baskiville

MicroCare Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of precision cleaning, coating and lubrication products, has launched into the New Zealand market its newest and ‘greenest’ circuit board cleaner, the VOC-Free Flux Remover-UltraClean. UltraClean is a strong, flexible cleaning fluid formulated to clean rosin fluxes, OA fluxes, synthetic fluxes, ‘no-clean’ fluxes and hard-to-clean solder pastes used in […]

Delcam to show latest FeatureCAM and new NZ reseller at EMEX 2014

PICTURE: Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy is included in FeatureCAM. Delcam will demonstrate the latest version of its FeatureCAM feature-based CAM software at the EMEX exhibition to be held in Auckland from 27th to 29th May. The exhibition will also see the introduction of a new reseller for FeatureCAM in New Zealand Ð Auckland-based WorthyCAM. Recent […]

Omni Stop provides pedestrian protection

There are regular reports of incidents where vehicles have crashed into construction zones, bus stops, pavement cafes and retail shop windows. Protecting lives from potential injury or death is paramount for all authorities so after each of these incidents, there is an investigation to assess whether or not it could have been prevented.  One way […]

Samsung machine tools complete in-house manufacturing

Samsung Machine Tools (SMEC) is represented at this year’s Auckland EMEX exhibition by their New Zealand Agent Revolution Precision Machinery. The South Korean machine tool manufacturer is located in Gimhae City near Busan port and in 2013 moved from their existing factory into their new larger purpose built manufacturing and assembly facility in the Golden […]

Revolutionary mass manufacturing 3D printing system on its way

The third industrial revolution may soon be upon us. Project Ara has received a ton of media attention over the last several months, as Google sets out to change the way smart phones are made and sold. The bigger story within the story is the fact that 3D Systems will be using an entirely new […]

Composite helicopter made in NZ

This years’ spectacular show centrepiece at EMEX 2014 is the New Zealand designed and built carbon fibre composite helicopter manufactured in Dairy Flat by the Composite Helicopter Co. It wasn’t a good look for the prototype machine to ditch into Auckland harbour, but that’s in the past, those days are gone and fine tuning and […]

Budget 2014: Good news for business

“Budget 2014 delivers a range of good news for New Zealand business,” PwC Corporate Tax Leader Geoff Nightingale says.  “The return to surplus and the forecast reduction in debt relative to GDP delivers a stable fiscal platform that will give business the confidence to invest. It’s that business investment will drive economic growth and employment. […]

Autumn tinge

Despite a dip, New Zealand’s manufacturing sector remains in solid expansion, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).  The seasonally adjusted PMI for April was 55.2 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing is generally expanding; below 50.0 that it is declining). This was 2.8 points lower than March, […]

Funding endorsement for leading science organisation

Professor Kate McGrath. Picture courtesy Victoria University of Wellington Image Services. Continued funding of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Material and Nanotechnology, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, is confirmation of the contribution the Institute is making to New ZealandÕs economic future says Director, Professor Kate McGrath. The Institute is one of six Centres for […]