Engineering a prototype juvenile fish sorting system

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.

Technology keeping workers safe

By developing and moving to a mobile app-based reporting system, Steel & Tube hopes to keep its workers safer while also meeting a commitment to sustainability. Described as ‘best in class’, when compared to other similar systems, Intelex is able to cover all aspects of quality, health, safety, and environmental management in one database. PresentlyContinue reading “Technology keeping workers safe”

Seismic strengthening of floor diaphragms with carbon fibre materials

Image: Dr Enrique del Rey Castillo undertaking EQC-funded research on using FRP for walls. Photography: EQC Dr Enrique del Rey Castillo and his team from the University of Auckland have been awarded funding from the Endeavour Fund to research seismic strengthening of floor diaphragms with carbon fibre materials. Floor diaphragms transfer seismic forces between lateralContinue reading “Seismic strengthening of floor diaphragms with carbon fibre materials”