Design for Manufacture

  – Jurgen Brand, Designbrand Ltd         When receiving the suggestion to write this article I had to make a choice of the right ‘angle of attack’, just as designers’ need to ask the first question to define the way we embark on the product development path. Usually we would ask WHO […]

Catch 22 for new industry?

Rejection of a proposal for a new industry is disappointing, says BusinessNZ. The Environmental Protection Authority has turned down an application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd to start a new industry in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of Taranaki. The proposed enterprise would have established an under-sea iron sand mining industry, diversifying New Zealand’s […]

High strength cellular aluminium foam for the automotive industry

Aluminium foam is used for applications that requires high level of energy and sound absorption characteristics. Researchers have developed an innovative process to make high strength cellular aluminium foam with help from some salt. Aluminium foam exhibits unique properties when compared to its dense form, particularly its lightweight characteristics. Generally, the foam can be divided […]

Network Time Machine ensures optimal user experience

The Network Time Machine LTE/VoLTE, is a portable LTE troubleshooting appliance that helps wireless carriers resolve network performance issues quickly and cost effectively. This ability is crucial to reducing customer churn, as subscribers who switch wireless carriers increasingly point to poor customer care and inadequate network performance as their reason for leaving. The Network Time […]

NZ first quarter manufacturing sales volumes rose 0.5%

New Zealand manufacturing sales volumes rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent in the first quarter, led by gains in chemical and petroleum manufacturing. Chemical, polymer, and rubber product manufacturing volumes rose 8.5 percent helped by increased production at New Plymouth-based Methanex New Zealand and following a 0.5 percent drop in the previous quarter, Statistics New […]

Helping NZ stay corruption-free

An integrity group has started a project to help keep New Zealand corruption-free.  The group of New Zealand business and justice organisations has developed anti-corruption training courses, to be launched in Auckland today. The group includes BusinessNZ, ExportNZ, Serious Fraud Office, Transparency International, Deloitte, Chapman Tripp, Institute of Directors and NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. […]

PowerMILL 2015 to launch at IMTS

Picture: The improved collision detection in PowerMILL 2015 will be demonstrated at IMTS. Delcam will launch the 2015 version of its PowerMILL CAM system for high-speed and five-axis machining at IMTS 2014 in Chicago from 8th to 13th September on booth E3222, the largest CAM software booth at the show. The new release will include […]