Delcam webinar on PowerMILL Advanced Simulation & Verification now online

Delcam webinar on PowerMILL Advanced Simulation & Verification now online

In the picture: The Advanced Simulation & Verification module in Delcam’s PowerMILL provides comprehensive checks on machine-tool projects.   Delcam has made available for download its recent webinar on the Advanced Simulation & Verification module in the 2015 R2 release of the company’s PowerMILL programming software for five-axis and high-speed machining. To download the webinar, please […]

Managing the “Internet of Things”

Managing the “Internet of Things”

  Many existing systems lack an IoT management platform. Researchers have developed a software platform designed to manage and control devices for “Internet of Things” (IoT) systems. The platform can be tailored for everything from city management sensors and devices to controlling home appliances. The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging technology in which […]

Comment:Innovators aplenty at Mystery Creek

Comment:Innovators aplenty at Mystery Creek

By Doug Green  This year’s Mystery Creek Fieldays have come and gone and are said to have been  successful. And, of course, some really great innovations were on show. None more so than Waikato Milking Systems who took out the International Innovation Award with its Centrus 84 Rotary Platform at Fieldays 2015. In conjunction with the […]

Manufacturing qualifications help leading winemaker build team’s skills

Manufacturing qualifications help leading winemaker build team’s skills

In the picture: Members of the Matua team learning on-the-job at the company’s Matua Marlborough site. For national winemaker Matua Wines, supporting 73 employees working through nationally recognised certificates in competitive and core manufacturing on-the-job last year is a part of a training journey that has added training awards to the trophies it regularly wins for […]

Nominations Open for HERA Industry Awards

Nominations Open for HERA Industry Awards

HERA is seeking nominations for the HERA Industry Awards to be presented at the Industry Awards Gala Dinner in the Rendezvous Hotel Ballroom, Thurdays 3rd September, as part of the Metals Week event celebrating the metals industry organised by Metals NZ. Every HERA member has a real chance to pick up one of these prestigious […]

Analysis: Canterbury Manufacturing Pathways

Analysis: Canterbury Manufacturing Pathways

The aim is that this first-hand experience will encourage students to seek employment or further training to move into a career in manufacturing. * By Tom Thomson, President of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). How can we inspire the next generation to seek work and education in the manufacturing industry, and show […]

ITF congratulates John Blakey

ITF congratulates John Blakey

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) is marking the announcement that John Blakey, Chief Executive of Competenz, will step down as CEO at the end of the year. “John has made an outstanding contribution to industry training and vocational education over the last 30 years” ITF Chief Executive Josh Williams says. As well as leading Industry […]

Manufacturers and exporters welcome interest rate cut

Manufacturers and exporters welcome interest rate cut

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) cut the OCR today to 3.25%, reflecting low inflation, weakening demand, low commodity prices and a high exchange rate. This is welcome news for manufacturers and exporters, as it will help to bring New Zealand’s settings closer in line with that of our competitors, say the New Zealand […]

FoodWaikato plant expansion to inject $38.5m into NZ economy

FoodWaikato plant expansion to inject $38.5m into NZ economy

In the picture: FoodWaikato plant manager Dave Shute gives Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce a tour through the plant. Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today opened the $5m expansion of Waikato Innovation Park’s FoodWaikato plant. The expansion is expected to inject an extra $38.5m per year in export revenue back into the New Zealand economy from […]

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