Renewable energy skills from Canterbury to benefit Bhutan

Renewable energy skills from Canterbury to benefit Bhutan

New Zealand expertise in renewable energy will be put to good use in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan when a University of Canterbury (UC) engineering student returns to her homeland. Sonam Zam is a new graduate of UC’s Master of Engineering Studies (Renewable Energy) programme in the Civil and Natural Resources Engineering department. Her travel to Christchurch […]

Collaborative robots set to change NZ’s manufacturing industry

Collaborative robots set to change NZ’s manufacturing industry

Facteon’s new partnership with Universal Robots to benefit local manufacturers Global factory solutions specialist, Facteon, has announced its collaboration with Universal Robots – an international market leader in collaborative robots (cobots). The partnership, which will make cobots more accessible to the New Zealand manufacturing sector, is the latest move from Facteon and showcases the business’s […]

MaDE2020: Synergies in New Zealand Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship

MaDE2020: Synergies in New Zealand Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship

The Fourth National Conference for Innovation in Manufacturing, Design and Entrepreneurship is brought to you by the University of Auckland’s Innovative Manufacturing and Materials Programme. Dates: Monday 25 – Tuesday 26 May 2020 Venue: Cordis Auckland Abstract submissions are now open to local and international industry representatives and researchers, including post graduate students, who work […]

X-Frame for waste free buildings gets commercialisation boost

X-Frame for waste free buildings gets commercialisation boost

Clip-together modular building design can be rapidly assembled, disassembled and reused, eliminating waste during a building’s lifecycle Victoria University of Wellington PhD candidate Ged Finch is fast tracking the commercialisation of his X-Frame structural frame solution for waste free buildings with support from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Programme. The game-changing framing system can be disassembled […]

Invert Robotics partners for better aircraft inspection

The robot is equipped with a high-resolution camera to visualise and document surface conditions.

Invert Robotics partners for better aircraft inspection

NDT Solutions, a long-established USA aerospace non-destructive Testing (NDT) service group, has teamed with innovative Invert Robotics company from Christchurch in a joint venture certain to change the process of aircraft inspection at the In-Service, OEM and Maintenance levels. Invert’s remotely controlled robot employs a patented suction mechanism that adheres and traverses a range of […]

Just the right chemistry

Chemfreight currently distributes close to 2,000 tonnes of freight a week and provides DIFOT reporting to its customers.

Just the right chemistry

New Zealand family-owned and operated, Chemfreight is a specialised 3PL distributor offering the complete solution of hazardous, non-hazardous and separate dedicated food storage and chemical toll blending backed by a national transport network. Started in 1989, it was the brainchild of Harry Price who, having worked in the chemical industry for many years, saw an […]

Igniting stalled labour productivity

Igniting stalled labour productivity

-Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer The Fourth Industrial Revolution is said to (it will) ignite stalled labour productivity in manufacturing through connected machines, people, data and value chains. The question is though; Is their stalled labour productivity or is there a reduction of manufactured product demand in the world in the current economic client? Maybe […]

Clean, high-tech: this is the factory of the future

Printing in 3D offers vast potential for new product designs and functional capabilities, as well as allowing for more customisation.

Clean, high-tech: this is the factory of the future

Factories have long held a place in the popular imagination, not just as sources of employment and community prosperity, but also as hectic, noisy, grimy and polluting facilities, where thousands of people are employed in largely low-skilled line positions. Today’s factories are changing. Breathtaking advances in technology, automation and globalisation are transforming how and where […]

Software framework generates ISO programs for CNC machine tools

Multiple projects can be started and saved at any time.

Software framework generates ISO programs for CNC machine tools

A powerful new software framework tool enables users of CNC machine tools to generate and test ISO part programs offline. The tool looks set to win across-the-board approval in busy machine shops, where an uninterrupted workflow can provide a key productivity advantage. Flexium Office framework software runs under Windows 7/8 or 10 on any standard […]

Datalogic enhances robot guidance and traceability with Impact software

The tool can be set up to read characters of different fonts or text that is slanted, slightly blurred or displayed on a noisy background.

Datalogic enhances robot guidance and traceability with Impact software

 Datalogic, a leader in robotics, Industry 4.0, automatic data capture and process automation, is introducing its new Impact 12.2 software to further enhance the traceability and ease-of use of vision-guided robots and cobots used for a wide variety of pick, place and other vital production line tasks. The new robot guidance and traceability software is […]

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