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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: UoA’s Dr Kenneth Husted on why the innovative survive

Innovation is what we’re all about – whether in research or industry education. That’s why our #MIC2017 HERA session has our speakers highlighting this disruption. It’s happening around the world and in New Zealand – which is why it’s so important that we understand what it all means for our industry, what challenges are ahead…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: NZMEA CEO Dieter Adams on Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0. The Internet of Things. Automation. Connected smart factories or workshops. AI & smart robots. What do these mean for our industry and how can they apply or be applied to the engineering industry in New Zealand? There is a lot of talk and a bit of hype around ICT-driven changes to manufacturing technologies. The…

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A ‘well-cast’ conference by Casting Technology NZ

Last week our Manager Industry Development Dr. Boaz Habib had the opportunity to present at the Casting Technology New Zealand Annual Conference, 11 – 13 August 2017. Focused on the theme ‘sustainable foundries for the future’ in casting technology, it was a well-attended event. Attracting around 50 industry representatives from across New Zealand and Australia…

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A major milestone struck in our seismic testing on stainless

We’re pleased to announce that the first test on stainless steel connection was successfully performed 28 July 2017 at the University of Auckland’s testing lab. Answering what we believe is a growing industry necessity to understand the behaviour of structural stainless steel connections under severe seismic load. For HERA it’s an area where we currently…

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Research partnership fails to ignite industry buy in

As an avid reader of our news updates you’ll be aware of the unique opportunity we offered to leverage significant government co-funding for research activities through our Research Partnership Proposal. Sadly, we report the Research Partnership Proposal has stalled from progressing. Insufficient levels of industry co-funding stopping us from submitting a credible and workable bid…

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Wyoming roaming for CCVIII

Our General Manager Structural Systems heads to Wyoming USA from 30 July to 2 August where he’ll present at the 8th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete.   Organized by Virginia Tech, and sponsored by both the American Society of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural…

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Intern Risa Hoshi is putting geothermal policy into focus

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Risa Hoshi to our Industry Development team – who joins us from Akita University Japan, for a three month internship. Risa comes to us in her fourth year BA in International Resource Policy Management with a major focus in international law & cooperation, development, economics and resource area…

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The bolt down on the need for third party verification

The media has been rife with stories of non-compliant steel.  Where it has either performed poorly or been utilised despite its inability to meet New Zealand standards. Not surprisingly, this has become a key concern for many local structural engineers who are sourcing structural components from overseas.  Not only in regards to performance – but…

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There’s an art to picking the right turbo-expander technology for your project

Turbines and volumetric expanders are the most common devices used for energy conversion of fluid heat into mechanical energy. However its numerous applications in power generation, and across a range of industries means there are many models to choose from to power projects. Several could be fooled into thinking that any turbo-generator you pick will…

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Call for interest – Co-funding request for steel construction research

HERA members associated with the wider steel construction sector will have or will receive a request for co-funding to the steel construction projects of HERA’s research partnership proposal intended to be submitted to MBIE. You may have been aware from last month’s HERA News item, that out of the original 13 applications submitted; we were…