The Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing (CDAM) Lab has taken out top place for the Academic Research Team category of the 2021 3D Printing Industry Awards, placing ahead of competition from the US, UK and Europe.
There is no doubt that these are testing times for many of our manufacturing exporters. Change continues at a rapid rate, and what is advanced thinking today can very quickly become old news, writes Daniel Taylor.
To pave the way for successful use of AS/NZS 2327, HERA has been working in application software development for the past several years. Dr Troy Coyle shares with us HERA’s latest solution.
On October 20, 2021, New Zealand and the United Kingdom reached agreement in principle on the key elements of a new free trade agreement between the two countries. While most covered related to the eventual gains by NZ’s food and wine industries, there will also be an impact on the construction industry writes Dentons Kensington Swan.
As the shortage of skilled welders in New Zealand continues, industry training organisation Competenz has recently completed a feasibility study, in partnership with the welding industry, for a welding-specific pathway.
The use of 3D printing and laser cutting equipment, along with much research, has combined to create a prototype juvenile fish sorting system. Developed by University of Canterbury Master of Engineering student Stefano Barfucci as part of a NIWA-led project, it offers an innovative way to allow undersized juvenile fish to escape directly from the trawl net.
We often get asked by clients about when to notify WorkSafe after an incident. While a good rule of thumb is to err towards notification, a few simple guidelines can help as not all events or incidents require notification.
By Stuart Robertson, partner, Andrea Lim, solicitor, and Marlan Praba, law graduate, at Dentons Kensington Swan The NBS Rating System (NBS) is an evaluation procedure used by engineers as a means of assessing the ability of existing buildings to withstand earthquake loads from a life safety perspective. The NBS and its complex nature, however, hasContinue reading “NBS, negligent misstatement and a duty of care”
By Dr Juan Schutte, R&D engineer at UoA’s Creative Design and Additive Manufacturing Lab The opening scene of HBO’s Westworld contains awe-inspiring scenes where robots (aided by the dramatic musical score) work to replicate and manufacture humans and animals. This concept of recreating/manufacturing human anatomy is extremely popular within science fiction. Much like the evolutionContinue reading “3D printing human 2.0”
By Craig Carlyle, director at Maintenance Transformations.
Craig says that an emphasis on recorded checks of guarding and emergency isolation is
approaching for engineers, as is documented safe work procedures for maintenance tasks.