Callaghan Innovation support for innovating business

Callaghan Innovation support for innovating business

A new tool for start-up businesses will encourage innovation, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says innovation is critical for businesses to stay competitive and attract new customers. “But research & development is costly, and many New Zealand businesses struggle to gain the investment needed to develop new products, services or processes. “The Scale-UP NZ […]

Safe and sound – Is your smart factory secure?

Safe and sound – Is your smart factory secure?

Alarms, cameras, locks and fences are all commonly recommended to keep burglars out of homes. Obtaining clear guidance for securing your smart factory isn’t quite as easy to come by. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial equipment supplier, EU Automation, discusses smart factory security and what manufacturers should consider when protecting their facility. […]

3D printing the next generation of machinery

3D printing the next generation of machinery

By Ben Murton and Associate Professor Don Clucas, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury While metal 3D printing is regularly used for components such as brackets, rocket parts and turbine fuel nozzles, it is rarely used as the major manufacturing process for an entire mechanical system. In a world first, students from the University […]

Transforming the manufacturing industry with Internet-of-Things

Ultimately, the right investments in IoT will enable businesses to tap into the potential of digital transformation that awaits.

Transforming the manufacturing industry with Internet-of-Things

By Mike Russell COO Central Innovation In a highly competitive global marketplace, businesses are searching for and adopting revolutionary technology and processes to stay relevant. According to the latest IDC Worldwide semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide[1], New Zealand shares the second highest position with Australia in APAC region when it comes to the IoT […]

Point Pod latest start-up success story

"I developed Point Pod two years ago out of my own frustration of the limited power options available,” says Mr Singer.

Point Pod latest start-up success story

A new innovative product that solves your household power problems has teamed up with Australia and New Zealand’s large distributor just six months after making its market debut. Point Pod finally solves the problem of not having enough power outlets in your kitchen by hiding a pop-up unit beneath your stone or timber bench top. […]

SouthMACH 2019  what’s not new!

Innovation in the manufacturing technology space is advancing at record speeds. What is new today can be old technology tomorrow. More and more professionals and young entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries of technology finding innovative solutions and creating new applications and products.

SouthMACH 2019  what’s not new!

Entrepreneur’s development lab Local Canterbury businesses and organisations have created the ‘go to’ destination at this year’s SouthMACH! Motovated Design & Analysis, Brush Technology, ARA Mechanical Engineering, The Ministry of Awesome and Fab Lab have joined forces and created a unique environment for creativity and information sharing, building new knowledge, creating alignment and developing comprehensive […]

Kiwi technology receives Australian recognition

The technology includes a biosensor device that provides real-time insights into when food is wasted, a dashboard giving company managers unprecedented visibility on losses and a dedicated consultant to optimise food production.

Kiwi technology receives Australian recognition

Cutting-edge technology aimed at minimising waste in the food processing industry has received major recognition at Australia’s largest agricultural technology event. Dr Matthew Jones, of Christchurch start-up company CertusBio, took home the top cash prize of $20,000 in the Investment Ready Pitch Tent competition of the inaugural EvokeAg event in Melbourne. The Christchurch-based innovator was […]

Predicting the future of maintenance

Unfortunately, once paper-based systems are in place, they can be difficult to eradicate. Companies become stuck in their ways, which leads them to ignore the significant cost savings, efficiencies and competitive advantages electronic systems can provide.

Predicting the future of maintenance

In 1927, Thomas Parnell set up the pitch drop experiment, which examines the viscosity of a tar-like substance by the speed at which it flows from a funnel into a jar. The test has seen just eight drops fall in as many decades and, despite the experiment being displayed in the University of Queensland’s physics […]

Pipe bevelling machine for hard alloys

Pipe bevelling machine for hard alloys

A portable pipe bevelling tool is ideally suited for machining hard alloys typical of subsea applications and pulls a thick chip without cutting oils. The Millhog Commander I.D. Clamping Pipe Bevelling Tool features large clamp pads with six contact points to evenly spread their holding forces and mount rigidly.  Ideal for making precision joint preps […]

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