3D printing aircraft parts using new laser technology

“The project’s benefits to Australian industry are significant. Although the current project focuses on military aircraft, it is potentially transferable to civil aircraft, marine, rail, mining, oil and gas industries,” says Chuter.

3D printing aircraft parts using new laser technology

A team of RMIT University researchers led by Professor Milan Brandt are using laser metal deposition technology to build and repair defence aircraft parts in a two-year collaboration with RUAG Australia and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC). The technology feeds metal powder into a laser beam, which when scanned across a surface adds new […]

New innovations improving primary industry

Judges spoke of how the winners were successful at picking good problems to solve and being very creative in the way they solve them. Innovations that were easy to use, cost-effective, efficient and enhanced value came away with top honours.

New innovations improving primary industry

Day two of the 50th New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays kicked off with the Innovations Awards breakfast where a selection of New Zealand’s top innovations were on display, all with creative ideas on improving New Zealand’s agricultural industry. New Zealand National Fieldays Society CEO Peter Nation spoke of the importance of innovations at the National Agricultural […]

NZ company helping to uberise science

While current low-cost air sensors measure common air pollutants, like ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulphur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter (PM) (among others), the EPA is also interested in measuring other compounds including air toxics such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which cause adverse health effects.

NZ company helping to uberise science

A New Zealand company that is at the forefront of the global fight against air pollution is collaborating with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help advance the research and development of next generation air sensor technology. A five-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was signed between the EPA and Aeroqual. The […]

Welders’ powered air now more affordable

When combined with the peripheral Side Windows the 9100 Air gives welders vision like no other welding helmet currently on the market.

Welders’ powered air now more affordable

After hearing the news regarding the reclassification of welding fume by the IARC and putting together a Welding Fume White Paper on what this means for Australian welders, AWS, the sole agent for the 3M Speedglas Brand in Australia and New Zealand, has decided to reposition the 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Air Powered Air Purifying Respirator […]

Konecranes explores advanced networks with Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud

Konecranes digital solutions are already implemented in global scale, with over 570,000 digitised service assets in 55,000 locations, including more than 1,500 in Australasia. More connections are being added every day.

Konecranes explores advanced networks with Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud

Konecranes Executive Vice President, Technologies, Juha Pankakoski (centre) talks about the future of Konecranes digital solutions and the company’s collaboration with Nokia on cloud technology. Konecranes is exploring advanced networks and global digital automation cloud that enable Konecranes to utilise future network technology and develop 5G capabilities already today. Konecranes has been one of the […]

Checkmaster 2 for mobile testing of pluggable surge protection devices

To ensure a highly accurate result, all of the installed protective elements of the surge protection device are electrically tested in a single cycle. These include triggered spark gaps, gas-filled surge protectors, varistors and suppressor diodes.

Checkmaster 2 for mobile testing of pluggable surge protection devices

Leading global electrical engineering manufacturer and innovator, Phoenix Contact, has released Checkmaster 2 – a mobile test case that lets technicians quickly and accurately test all Phoenix Contact pluggable surge protection devices. With Checkmaster 2, technicians can check the electrical status of their Phoenix Contact surge protection devices to prevent unexpected failures, and avoid unnecessary […]

Sumitomo Demag’s all electric technology gives manufacturers competitive edge

Included in the display will be the latest robot takeout technology from Yushin.

Sumitomo Demag’s all electric technology gives manufacturers competitive edge

New Zealand plastics manufacturers have long held a world-wide reputation for innovation, and the uptake of the latest technologies. It is for this reason that many of our companies continue to excel on the world stage. Tasman Machinery is proud to supply many of these world leading organisations. At EMEX 2018 Tasman Machinery (Stand 3005) […]

Kiwi academics develop new food design technique

“People are looking at food from not just a taste and health consideration but from a sustainability and environmental perspective,” he says. Sanitarium’s marketing business manager Hayley Scott who approached the tertiary institution with the technical challenge said the outcome surpassed their expectations.

Kiwi academics develop new food design technique

Two leading academics have developed a new food design technique to help inspire the next generation of culinary designers and make artistic food presentation more accessible to New Zealand restaurants. The new technique developed in consultation with EPIC Otago Polytechnic R & D centre and The Food Design Institute at Otago Polytechnic allows chefs to […]

The Show that can’t be missed!

Clearly, as Aad van der Poel, sales and event manager of EMEX says, “EMEX is New Zealand’s premier technology trade show and if you are employed in any of these industries then EMEX offers great opportunities to discover the latest trends and products, engage with leading industry suppliers, professionals and experts and grow your know-how of technologies within these fast moving industries”

The Show that can’t be missed!

EMEX 2018 can’t be missed, as over 170 international and local exhibitors will inform, delight, entertain and celebrate kiwi design and innovation across the 3 days. There’s also the serious business of putting forward great commercial deals for the manufacturing community. If you’re in Engineering, Manufacturing or Electronics then you really need to visit this […]

Corrosion impact on bridge infrastructure

In New Zealand,  many of the older timber rail bridges nearing the end of their useful life are being replaced by 'weathering steel' girder bridges which should provide a longer operational lifespan.

Corrosion impact on bridge infrastructure

Corrosion will affect all types of metals to varying degrees of severity and speed. Unless comprehensive management plans are developed and implemented, steel and other metals will ‘rust’ and reinforced concrete will spall and crack. Corrosion can be prevented or minimised by either ‘isolating’ the material from its environment with some sort of coating or […]