Silvent Pro-One air gun: Winner of Red Dot Award and International Design Excellence Awards

The efficient, quiet and durable Pro-One is a robust, ergonomic, hand-tool designed for professional industrial use worldwide. The air gun is fitted with a specially designed, patented nozzle in stainless steel.

Silvent Pro-One air gun: Winner of Red Dot Award and International Design Excellence Awards

Air guns are one of the most used tools in production environments, but unfortunately, many old style and incorrectly specified air guns can create a number of workplace injuries. The Silvent Pro-One air gun is designed to improve the work environment and minimise the amount of occupational injuries when blowing with compressed air. Silvent is […]

Democratising carbon fibre

After months of researching cores, cloth types, resins, hardeners and trihydrate mixes, Graeme Rivers developed a ‘cold cure’ method of setting carbon fibre, rather than pressurising and cooking it in an autoclave.

Democratising carbon fibre

If you think about Auckland and carbon fibre technology, scenes of the America’s Cup and the industries that surround it spring to mind. Ventilation tubes in dusty Australian coal mines are probably not your first mental image. Yet this less than glamorous gear represents the start of a promising new trade, thanks to the ingenuity […]

R&D tax credit policy finalised – How does it look for manufacturers?

The slightly higher rate will make this a bit more worth the effort for smaller companies and align the system with growth grants for the larger companies who were receiving them.

R&D tax credit policy finalised – How does it look for manufacturers?

-Dieter Adam, Chief Executive, The Manufacturers’ Network After consultation with the public and businesses, the Government released the final details of its R&D tax credit policy. The policy is not perfect, with areas in which we are going to push the Government further, but they did listen to some of our concerns and made adjustments […]

Transformation delivers priorities

For Engineering New Zealand credibility means standing up for quality, raising the bar for engineering professionals and making sure everyone is accountable. It also means having robust processes and systems, so that everyone knows where they stand.

Transformation delivers priorities

On 1 October, Engineering New Zealand celebrated their first birthday. However, the pedigree stretches back far more than a year: previously known as IPENZ, there is a proud 100-year history representing engineers. Several years ago, members were asked what they wanted from their professional body, and they said greater recognition, influence, credibility and connection. So, […]

Buteline/Ditron – an engineering excellence partnership

ZW3D provides Ditron with a very powerful CAD system that can repair and modify any CAD model in the toolroom and move that into CAM and production without crossing software boundaries.

Buteline/Ditron – an engineering excellence partnership

Ditron staff from left to right:  Giovanni Diamante, Steve Graham, Dave Housley, Mark Clayton. Buteline is a household name in NZ and around the world, which develops and manufactures it’s innovative and acclaimed plumbing system used both in domestic and commercial building from its address in Highbrook. Buteline’s absolute commitment to excellence is evident by […]

Custom-built “Iguana” makes skin care product from hoki skins

“We built a far smaller ‘pilot’ machine two years ago for Revolution Fibres which was then used by a research facility in the US, and that gave us sufficient knowledge, together with design input and insights from Revo to take on The Iguana.”

Custom-built “Iguana” makes skin care product from hoki skins

A Waikato company has designed a new machine to mass produce a natural skin care range made from fish skins to meet growing international demand for the product. Custom-built by Stafford Engineering Ltd, the electrospinning machine nicknamed “The Iguana” manufactures ActivLayr, a skin care product made by West Auckland nanofibre producer Revolution Fibres. With more […]

Lightweight scanning solution

In addition, you can reverse engineer legacy parts to design changes or replacement, create digital libraries to decrease inventory and warehouse costs, design aesthetically pleasing free form surfaces or leverage the power of rapid prototyping.

Lightweight scanning solution

The Faro 8-Axis Design ScanArm 2.5C is the first colour capable portable lightweight 3D scanning solution providing an unprecedented ergonomic experience with both the 7-Axis or 8-Axis models. Using the new Faro Prizm™ full colour Laser Line Probe with powerful 3D design and modelling software, the 8-Axis Design ScanArm delivers high-resolution colour point-cloud data enabling […]

Aurecon appoints CSIRO leader to manufacturing practice

Aurecon appoints CSIRO leader to manufacturing practice

Will bring advanced technical capability and strategic thought leadership to Aurecon’s manufacturing business. Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Dr Ingrid Appelqvist as its new Client Director for Manufacturing. The appointment of Dr Appelqvist, effective September 17, comes as Aurecon grows its manufacturing work in response to Australia’s and New Zealand’s growing […]

Good tax policy reflects business voice, enhances innovation

Good tax policy reflects business voice, enhances innovation

New research and development tax incentives announced by the Government earlier this morning are an encouraging start to help lift productivity for business in New Zealand, says the EMA. New Zealand’s research and development (R&D) investment levels are about half of the OECD average, with investment in innovation and new technology identified as a key […]