The USA: a big prize but beware of false assumptions

By Daniel Taylor, head of manufacturing, NZTE 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 advisorContinue reading “The USA: a big prize but beware of false assumptions”

Cost-effective automation: igus presents the world’s lightest cobot

Automation made very easy: with the new ReBeL, now there is a plastic cobot from igus that weighs only ten kilograms. Together with low costs, low maintenance and simple operation, the ReBeL makes new innovative ideas in service robotics feasible for smaller companies and start-ups – from installed use on agricultural drones up to mobileContinue reading “Cost-effective automation: igus presents the world’s lightest cobot”

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No… its more quintessentially Kiwi Martin Jetpacks

Time will be the teller – along with Netflix maybe – of whether the brainchild of Glenn Martin will end up on our screens like the telling of Kiwi-engineering legend Burt Munro, in the Hollywood blockbuster, The World’s Fastest Indian. Martin, too, was a southerner.  His garage – like Munro’s – produced an unbelievable pieceContinue reading “It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No… its more quintessentially Kiwi Martin Jetpacks”