Siemens delivers Artificial Intelligence-powered CAD sketching technology

Often designers in concept design stage do not necessarily know what the final product may be, which requires a sketching environment that is flexible and can evolve with the design.

Siemens delivers Artificial Intelligence-powered CAD sketching technology

Siemens Digital Industries Software has a new solution for capturing concepts in 2D. The new NX Sketch software tool revolutionises sketching in CAD, which is an essential part of the design process. By changing the underlying technology, users are now able to sketch without pre-defining parameters, design intent and relationships. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to […]

Treotham announces exclusive partnership with long-time supplier igus

With solutions for more than 50 different industries, whether in mechanical engineering, the automotive industry or the robot industry, Treotham can offer an igus product for nearly every application.

Treotham announces exclusive partnership with long-time supplier igus

Treotham New Zealand is pleased to announce that they have been appointed by igus as their exclusive distributor across the New Zealand market for their innovative motion plastics. Treotham New Zealand and igus have been working closely together for over 9 years and have recently been appointed as their exclusive distributor across New Zealand. Treotham […]

Ensuring a safe welding environment

Welding can present numerous health risks to the eyes, skin and lungs. Bright light and ultraviolet radiation, toxic fumes and gases, noise as well as heat and fuel to ignite a fire are all hazardous by-products of the welding process.

Ensuring a safe welding environment

Health and safety hazards are a critical consideration in any workplace for both the employer and employees, and the welding workplace is no exception. However, if safety measures are accurately implemented then much of the risk can be mitigated, if not fully eliminated. Welding can present numerous health risks to the eyes, skin and lungs. […]

Techweek2020 goes digital

Techweek TV, a series of more than 60 live video sessions from a range of New Zealand tech experts, will also be available free online during Techweek2020.

Techweek2020 goes digital

The global Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated a shift to a digital world and Techweek2020 is no different. The annual event series, which celebrates innovation in the New Zealand tech industry will for the first time be digitally led in 2020. The week-long festival covers all aspects of technology and its possibilities for every New Zealander, […]

Key technologies driving manufacturing transformation

Manufacturers can use this technology to improve production efficiency and configure assembly processes for maximum productivity.

Key technologies driving manufacturing transformation

While Covid-19 has been disruptive across industries, the manufacturing industry is presented with an opportunity to come out the other side stronger than before. Manufacturers must re-examine their processes and even their entire business model to find new efficiencies and ways to compete with offshore firms. As the sector moves closer to Industry 4.0, it […]

The future of thermoplastics

Put simply, you can re-melt and re-form a thermoplastic, but not a thermoset.

The future of thermoplastics

There are two major types of resin used in the production of composites — thermosetting and thermoplastic. Thermosetting resins are currently the most common, but as composite use expands, thermoplastic resins are increasingly being explored. Thermosetting resins are hardened via curing, using heat, to form heavily cross-linked polymers with insoluble or infusible rigid bonds that […]

Can we be more productive?

Perhaps Sir Paul Callaghan captured it best when he said, “In New Zealand we sense, somehow we are not as prosperous as we would like.”

Can we be more productive?

By Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group Over the past 50 years, New Zealand has been on a negative GDP trajectory versus the OECD, sliding from 5th place to 22nd! The top 10 countries average 60% more productivity per person per capita in US$ than we do, and this gap has been widening since the mid 1980’s.*  The general consensus […]

Revolution Fibres skincare product sells out in South Korea

Iain Hosie, Revolution Fibres founder and Technical Director, says a key appeal for the South Korean market is the application method of placing the product onto wet skin like a mask.

Revolution Fibres skincare product sells out in South Korea

A natural New Zealand skincare product has sold out in online sales after just two hours on South Korea’s most influential home shopping network. The manufacturer of the skincare product, Auckland-based nanofibre producer Revolution Fibres, has now switched its production capacity to face masks to meet COVID-19 demand and to increase the local supply of […]

Robotics tutor creates real time map of PPE demand

“What he did in regard to visualising a rapidly growing data set has allowed us to see where resources were needed and demand was growing.”

Robotics tutor creates real time map of PPE demand

As part of his volunteer work for ShieldsUp, an organisation established at the start of lockdown which called on volunteers to 3D print personal protective equipment (PPE) to fill the shortage gap, WelTec tutor Frank Beinersdorf has developed a real time map of how many, and where, protective shields are needed across New Zealand. Frank’s […]

What is Generative Design?

Once complete, the engineers can choose which designs they want to explore more completely. In all, this accelerates the design process without detailed attention from the engineer.

What is Generative Design?

At a high-level, Generative Design is relatively simple. It is a capability of CAD applications that autonomously generates a number of design alternatives given a set number of constraints. This can be done without an engineer’s guidance or interaction, freeing them up for other tasks. Once complete, the engineers can choose which designs they want to explore […]

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