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 […]

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 […]

Energy costs sit low on the radar of NZ businesses

Rising energy costs sit low on the radar of New Zealand businesses, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report survey of 3500 business leaders.  The survey showed that only 10% of New Zealand businesses expect rising energy costs to constrain business growth in 2014 compared with 35% of businesses globally. Only Norway (4%) […]

Solution developed here for ATV improved use

Blue Wing Honda have engaged Blackhawk Tracking Systems to develop a world-first solution to help improve ATV safety with a focus on driver behaviour and communication.  Called Farm Angel, the Blackhawk technology is being trialled by Landcorp Farming Ltd, which is committed to improving safety on farms. Landcorp will trial the equipment on around 60 […]

3D Printer Microfactory

Microfactory combines additive and subtractive manufacturing, integrating machining and 3D printing into a safe, self-cleaning, networkable unit. The Microfactory 3D printer contains four printing heads on two separate heaters, plus a milling head. This allows it to print in four colors of the same material, or two colors of two different materials, on the same […]

GMP makes significant contribution to New Zealand’s organic programme

-Doug Green GMP Dairy Limited has launched the  ‘Ogni’ organic dairy product range and announced that they have gained a significant organic export order to China.  GMP is a leading manufacturing company specialising in a wide range of natural health and dairy products of Australian and New Zealand origin. Picture Caption: From the left: Ravinesh Kumaran […]

Bringing ideas to life

Two-thirds of their income may come from export markets, but Seedling is firmly an East Tamaki business.   PIC: Phoebe Hayman In this globalised business environment it isn’t unusual for businesses to base different parts of their operation in different parts of the city, country or world. Not Seedling. Every part of their business is based at […]

Vortex high-speed roughing strategy in FeatureCAM

PIC: Delcam’s Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy is now available in FeatureCAM. The Vortex high-efficiency area clearance strategy has been added to the latest release of the FeatureCAM feature-based CAM system. Vortex was introduced initially as the key enhancement for the 2014 version of Delcam’s PowerMILL software for high-speed and five-axis machining. For full details, […]

Waikato work placement supervisors recognised for excellence

PICTURE: Dr Mark Lay was one of three individuals recognised for their contribution to the University of Waikato’s science and engineering work placement programme, through awards presented by the University’s Cooperative Education Unit. Three individuals have been recognised for their contribution to the University of Waikato’s science and engineering work placement programme, through awards presented […]

NZ technology gives better warnings of disasters

An innovative New Zealand-made product is set to give people improved alerts and information about emergencies. When a disaster such as a tsunami or volcanic eruption happens, the Tsunado, a compact plug-in alert radio unit, sounds a loud alarm before tuning into a Civil Defence radio broadcast.Ê It will soon be available for use in […]

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