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Stick to magic, or dare to innovate?

The world is changing rapidly, and so too the heavy engineering metals industry. Now, more than ever – the risk of ‘not taking competitive risk’ will be the future downfall of many. That’s why we’re currently focused on stepping into the unknown and driving research into clean energy technology development and innovation – influenced by…

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Transforming our industry through disruptive innovation

Earlier this year, we applied for the MBIE 2017 Research Partnership Investment Round under the title “Transforming the heavy metals engineering industry through disruptive innovation” – an application now approved by their Science Board to progress to the full proposal stage. While this advance has considerably improved our chance for success, the investment round is…

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First round of NDT courses done and dusted!

Non Destructive Testing (NDT) includes a wide group of testing and analysis techniques to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. This technique covers a wide variety of industrial activity – and with new methods and applications being continuously developed, there is a range of career opportunities available. HERA, in…

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Seismic testing gives stainless the design freedom of carbon steel

Even though stainless steel structural sections have been available since the 1960s, the industry hasn’t shown great interest until the last decade – the main reasons being a lack of material knowledge, limited supply sources, irregular demand, small volumes, long delivery times and high prices. Today this has changed, with the market not only asking…

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Excellent attendance proves value

Effective quality management systems for welded fabrication rely on competent staff – people with the knowledge and ability to ensure welding and fabrication operations are cost-effective. And at HERA we provide education and training for those who have responsibility for the supervision and inspection of welded fabrication, and the qualification of welding procedures and welders…

Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards a great success!

Last Friday, April 7, our Director Wolfgang Scholz and Welding Centre General Manager Michail Karpenko were pleased to attend the annual IPENZ Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards in Wellington, New Zealand. Attended by over 400 people, this was an opportune time to recognise the hard work, dedication and innovation of New Zealand engineers – and celebrate…

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Standards: the key to global market entry

Improved technology in transport and communication have seen the fall of geographical borders – so much so, that many businesses now find themselves not only competing locally for work, but globally as well. Now, remaining competitive in what has become an increasingly crowded market for the New Zealand’s steel industry has become a prominent challenge…