A partner that values your customers as much as you do

Watson Marlow has come a far way since their inception some 65 years ago. Today, this FTSE100 powerhouse comprises 10 leading brands, each a specialist in niche fluid transfer technologies. The company services an array of industries including mining, wastewater, and food and beverage. Beyond its market share and concise understanding of fluid technologies, WatsonContinue reading “A partner that values your customers as much as you do”

New H-Glide structural bearing sets deliver 1600-tonne capacity

New structural bearings capable of supporting more than 1600 tonnes of compressive load per set are being introduced by Hercules Engineering for extremely high stressapplications. The latest Herculon HLD-FF 8000 sliding bearings – which can be used in sets of two – incorporate a sliding layer of globally proven fibre-reinforced and incompressible H-Glide engineering plasticContinue reading “New H-Glide structural bearing sets deliver 1600-tonne capacity”

Irene Kaur – a much needed Kiwi role model for STEM industries

Growing up Kiwi electrical engineer Irene Kaur wished she saw more female role models within the engineering industry. She hopes that she will inspire others to try this more traditionally male dominated path. Part of the attraction that is needed is to create a culture and ethos that are welcoming to women, and although KaurContinue reading “Irene Kaur – a much needed Kiwi role model for STEM industries”

Master of Civil Engineering evening

In any evolving industry, you must continually learn. With that in mind the University of Canterbury is holding a Master of Civil Engineering Information Evening on Wednesday May 25 from 5–7pm. Whether you are looking to upskill or specialise, learn advanced technologies and methods, or to increase your knowledge base from experienced engineering professions withContinue reading “Master of Civil Engineering evening”

Understand the Health & Safety at Work Act in NZ

By Craig Carlyle, director at Maintenance Transformations The Health & Safety at Work Act lays out a series of guides, codes and insightful best practices around which every health and safety measure should be based. In particular, the Act provides businesses with an understanding of who is responsible, what they should do, and how theyContinue reading “Understand the Health & Safety at Work Act in NZ”

Filing amended pleadings after the limitation date

By Stuart Robertson, partner and Victoria Bortsova, solicitor It is often the case that the original claims made in Court are amended as a case develops. The High Court decision in ‘Body Corporate 355492 v Queenstown Lakes District Council [2022] NZHC 687’ provides useful guidance into how the courts apply the limitation provision under theContinue reading “Filing amended pleadings after the limitation date”

The sustainable future of steel in construction – the latest steps

By Dr Troy Coyle, HERA CEO Sustainability in construction, particularly reducing carbon emissions, is a hot topic in New Zealand. Government-led initiatives such as Building for Climate Change are directing change within the sector. This framework proposes to set mandatory reporting and measurement requirements for whole-of-life carbon emissions, including from the materials used in construction,Continue reading “The sustainable future of steel in construction – the latest steps”

The USA: a big prize but beware of false assumptions

I believe one of NZTE’s great strengths is the in-market expertise we’re able to call on, and it was my pleasure recently to talk to one of these experts in a key market for New Zealand manufacturing exporters – the United States. Albert Costilo, a business growth advisor in NZTE’s Washington office, talked me throughContinue reading “The USA: a big prize but beware of false assumptions”

Introducing Translas On-Gun Welding Fume Extraction Systems!

On-gun fume extraction is one of the safest and most effective methods of controlling welding fume, capturing it directly at the source while following the welder as they move (unlike other LEV). However, in the past it’s been too heavy, too bulky, and can impact the shielding gas leading to porosity issues. But not anymore!Continue reading “Introducing Translas On-Gun Welding Fume Extraction Systems!”

A new licencing regime for engineers

The regulation of engineers has achieved greater public attention in recent years, particularly following the Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquakes and the lessons learned in the aftermath. To give the public confidence that professional engineers are acting within their area of competence and to provide greater protection for the public, a bill is in development thatContinue reading “A new licencing regime for engineers”