Socrates and his student, Plato, are a perfect example of how good leaders are shaped by observant students. Here, Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for food and beverage at ABB, explains what can be learned from global manufacturing leaders such as China. China, a leader in mass production, has firm plans to build upon its […]
Robotics Plus, a world-leading robotics and automation company developing innovation to unlock new levels of productivity in some of the world’s most labour-intensive food and fibre value chains, has won an ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Award. The awards celebrate innovation, growth and impact of emerging businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Robotics Plus was […]
Today design, simulation and prototype testing organisations operate in their own silos, often using out of date processes for their work.
Konecranes, specialising in the manufacture and service of cranes and lifting equipment, has implemented Siemens’ digital innovation platform to accelerate its product development process and connect product and performance data together. The company is using MindSphere, the open, cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, and the Teamcenter portfolio, the world’s most widely used digital […]
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Ask any business owner or board-level executive involved in manufacturing about the demands of growing a business, and they would probably readily agree that it’s tough. Apart from juggling various elements to keep the business on a growth trajectory, there are the endless administration tasks. Regularly producing reports, quotes, estimates, proposals, plans and invoices can […]
The opening of a new multi-million dollar production line in Waikato will see a significant proportion of the New Zealand’s still bottled water packaged in recycled plastic bottles, according to manufacturers. The new production line at the country’s largest water bottling facility in Pokeno is capable of producing 220 million bottles made from recycled PET […]
Three women form most of the University of Waikato delegation to the Engineering Interactive Computing Systems conference (EICS) to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 26-29 June. Software engineering doctoral students Jessica Turner and Sapna Jaidka, and lecturers Dr Judy Bowen and Professor Steve Reeves, will be presenting papers at this specialised international engineering conference. […]
Established sheetmetal and fabrication engineers Jericho Walker Sheetmetal have installed the latest Ermaksan Speedbend Pro 220T 7 Axis CNC Pressbrake. This advanced Pressbrake is equipped with the latest Delem DA66T touchscreen pressbrake control that provides fast and efficient programming and quick job setup. Business owner Robert Jackson says “the Ermaksan is a strong, accurate, and […]
“Apple hasn’t so much invented new as they have innovated (to converge technologies into well-built and -designed packages).” David Reiss, Spark Digital. Dr Troy Coyle, Manager of Innovation & Product Development at NZ Steel. We have an image problem. In experimental evolution, Drosophila (the humble fruit fly) is often used to demonstrate evolutionary processes. It […]
New Zealand innovation desperately needs more encouragement and collaboration, says the New Zealand Innovation Council CEO, Louise Webster. Speaking in defence of Rocket Lab founder, and 2014 Innovators Award-winner Peter Beck and his proposal to locate a launch site for his rocket business in remote Canterbury, Ms Webster says Kiwis’ need to get behind Peter’s […]
When two of New Zealand’s leading engineered timber design and manufacture companies, McIntosh Timber Laminates and TimberBond Industries, joined forces in November 2012, TimberLab Solutions Ltd was created. Now with a combined Auckland workforce of 35 staff operating out of the old McIntosh Timber Laminates 3500m2 plant in Bostock Place, and over 76 years of […]