AI challenges revealed in book

AI challenges revealed in book

  The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing is an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities of AI and how it’s transforming the manufacturing sector. Interviews with customers, policymakers, labor representatives and Microsoft experts shed light on how AI is driving efficiencies, enabling products and services, and allowing for safer workspaces. The book also offers […]

The sense test

Researchers at Kyushu University have developed a robot that can detect odors using a technique known as localised surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), which measures changes in light absorption by gold nanoparticles upon exposure to a gas.

The sense test

  ~ How human senses are revolutionising industrial robots ~   As season two of the critically acclaimed TV show Westworld ended in summer 2018, the conversation around what the robot of the future will look like continues.  While many believe we will have human-like robots soon, such as those depicted in sci-fi blockbusters like […]

HandySCAN 3D scanner meets Boeing’s requirements

 In addition to complying with Boeing’s service letter, Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanners are listed in the Airbus Technical Equipment Manual, which is referenced in its Structure Repair Manual.

HandySCAN 3D scanner meets Boeing’s requirements

Creaform, the worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and non-destructive testing (NDT) solutions, has announced that its HandySCAN 3D metrology-grade 3D laser scanner can now be used for recording physical attributes of aircraft dents and blends on all models of Boeing commercial airplanes.  Boeing has released a service letter with guidance on the use […]

Gamma helmets new  benchmark for welder safety

Other features that enhance the usability of the Gamma helmets include Axis regulation and GapView functions that deliver fast and convenient adjustment of the viewing area for different working positions.

Gamma helmets new  benchmark for welder safety

Kemppi has launched its new Gamma range of helmets for welders The personal gear offers welders the best protection for the eyes, face and respiratory system, and it also integrates work lights for clear vision and safety in low light working conditions. The Gamma range reduces work fatigue, increases comfort, and helps guard against welding […]

Obsession drives latest purchase for Shot Darts

Obsession drives latest purchase for Shot Darts

A new piece of machinery has firmly positioned Katikati’s Shot Darts as a leader in the international darts industry. The recently purchased titanium plating plant is behind the vibrant colour coatings on the company’s darts. It also ensures a durable coating that doesn’t chip and helps keep a dart’s edges and grip intact, supporting the […]

T-Tech grows as tech solutions come to the fore in transport

If safety, infrastructure and policy challenges can be overcome these new modes can replace a good percentage of inner-city trips which are currently solved by car trips creating congestion, pollution and require too much infrastructure and parking space.

T-Tech grows as tech solutions come to the fore in transport

  Attracting a record 173 people, Intelligent Transport Systems New Zealand’s annual conference has grown rapidly in recent years and increasingly seeks to solve the transport challenges faced by planners and government decision makers.   Rebranded as T-Tech, the annual conference now encompasses solutions beyond the traditional ITS traffic management hardware and software. With over […]

Relearning what it means to be globally competitive

Competition for talent has become just as important as competition for market share.

Relearning what it means to be globally competitive

Competition for talent has become just as important as competition for market share.   -Dieter Adam, Executive Director, The Manufacturers’ Network The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently published an interesting paper on redefining competition. Many of us have already learned, painfully at times, that competition is not only about sales and market share. Increasingly, I […]

Makaira Boats – a success story

“Now we have labour times and labour costs substantially down and maintained at this level we can focus on marketing our boats and export markets”.

Makaira Boats – a success story

This article profiles the business start-up, growth and success of Makaira Boats, owned and managed by Allan Shaw Allan Shaw started his apprenticeship in 2007 at age 19 at Alloy Yachts in Henderson, Auckland. One of New Zealand’s largest and most respected Super yacht builders, the company build large custom sailing and motor yachts and […]

The Manufacturers’ Network at SouthMach 2019

The Manufacturers’ Network at SouthMach 2019

  Dieter Adam, The Manufacturers Network The Manufacturers’ Network is coming to SouthMach 2019 in a new context. We have recently joined forces with the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and the EMA (Northern). To our members that means that they can now also access the wide range of services provided by these organisations. To […]

Container deposit system solution to Australia’s war on waste

Container deposit system solution to Australia’s war on waste

Adelaide-based technology and engineering company SAGE Automation is increasing production of its smart container deposit systems on the back of increased demand from Queensland. The machines were developed by SAGE Automation and the University of South Australia for South Australian company Container Deposit Systems(CDS) to help decrease Australia’s landfill. South Australia has led the country […]

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