5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency

 As the Asia Pacific region, and indeed the rest of the world, gears up for the 5G era, its benefits will not be restricted to just telecommunications.

5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency

More than one million people have subscribed to a 5G mobile contract in South Korea, meaning demand for the high-speed technology has easily outpaced the country’s adoption of 4G.  The need for speed isn’t just essential for rapid telecommunication — we’d all rather communicate using faster and more reliable methods.   5G has created quite the […]

Central Innovation talks to us

We believe so; our particular strength is in helping companies implement solutions for integrated design to production workflows.

Central Innovation talks to us

Peter Ranyard, Country Manager New Zealand, Central Innovation How is Central Innovation finding the current business climate? The economic climate in New Zealand has remained stable on the back of a new government, after nine years of the previous body. Despite some recent slowing due to better design and strong innovation practices, the economic climate […]

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 […]

Collaboration results in interleaving veils for composite toughening

It is tough, strong, and chemically resistant, and has the added benefits of being hydrophobic and highly compatible with epoxy resin when in the form of a nanofiber veil.

Collaboration results in interleaving veils for composite toughening

New Zealand company, Revolution Fibres, has collaborated with Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. to develop a next-generation nanofibre interleaving veil for improving the toughness of carbon fibre composites. The new nanofibre veil material, called Xantu.Layr XLB, has particularly strong application possibilities in the aerospace sector. Xantu.Layr XLB is made from Mitsubishi’s recently developed XD10 thermoplastic, […]

Sistema Plastics awarded Epicor Technology Innovator of the Year

To be competitive at this global level its production techniques and systems must be lean. It achieves this with advanced robotics, assembly automation and a fully automated ASRS warehousing system.

Sistema Plastics awarded Epicor Technology Innovator of the Year

Sistema Plastics Ltd has won the Technology Innovator award in the third annual Epicor Customer Excellence Global Awards program. Epicor helps manufacturers harness data and automation to stay productive and profitable. The Technology Innovator Award category recognises customers who have used technology to drive innovation throughout their business to achieve measurable business growth. Sistema uses […]

Climate change event in July

The event will also be used to celebrate the first anniversary of the Climate Leaders Coalition, including what it has collectively achieved over the past year, and the launch of a new statement.

Climate change event in July

The Sustainable Business Council together with the Climate Leaders Coalition, EECA, Ministry for the Environment, and WWF New Zealand is holding a one-day event to empower business action on climate change. EMBARK is being held at SkyCity Auckland on July 24 and is designed to help businesses learn practical ways to reduce their emissions. “EMBARK […]

Housing construction is becoming manufacturing

On top of that it is more flexible, so it can withstand earthquakes better. If you are in a war zone it can protect you from flying objects, as it has a high energy absorption rate. All this creates a comfortable, healthy and safe home for a reasonable cost.

Housing construction is becoming manufacturing

Manufacturing is usually associated with making parts and assembling them. Manufacturing complete houses is a relative new concept in the history of the industrial revolution. We are on the verge of the next step, making the complete structure for a house out of only one material, foam concrete. Recent developments have made it possible to […]

Dragon eases documentation burden for professionals

With Dragon, client communication and instructions can be documented immediately and accurately.

Dragon eases documentation burden for professionals

Speech recognition solutions such as Nuance’s Dragon can help professionals work better, faster and smarter because they help you power through your documentation work. Nuance’s Dragon Professional software for Windows systems understands the sound of your voice and the language you use to transform spoken words into text to create more detailed, compliant documentation, faster […]

The four factors essential to building a quality production line

Ensuring the seamless transition from the production line building stage to the delivery of the line is a key responsibility of an Assembly Shop Manager.

The four factors essential to building a quality production line

-Andrew Stackpole, Assembly Shop Manager at Facteon Developing an efficient and polished machine building process can take a manufacturing company decades. What’s most important is that throughout this process, the focus is on building a quality production line that allows for the manufacturing of best-in-class product. Since beginning my career as a Machine Builder in […]

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 […]

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