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Notice – HERA industry 4.0 assessment for steel fabricators now available!

HERA is pleased to advise that we are now able to offer industry 4.0 assessments to steel fabricators – including SIRI, automation of welded fabrication and bottleneck analysis. Developed in collaboration with the University of Wollongong, our Industry 4.0 assessment is aimed at understanding where a business sit in terms of adoption of Industry 4.0.…

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HERA’s composite design software now available!

We’re excited to announce that HERA’s long-anticipated Composite Design Software is now available for our members. In 2019, our Steel Research Panel identified it was important to develop electronic tools to support AS/NZS 2327 to allow our membership to better exploit the benefits of this standard. Responding to that feedback, we are pleased to release…

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Case study: 3D scanning as a tool in seismic strengthening of Hawke’s Bay Hospital project

We’re excited to bring to light a New Zealand case study on the use of 3D scanning as a new digital tool by one of our members. Those of you at HERA’s Future Forum: 2020 VISION in February would have heard Des Watkins from Watkins Steel promote the use of digital technologies, including 3D scanning,…

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Delivering advanced FEA services to a range of projects to get the best of structures

HERA has successfully provided Advanced FEA services to a range of projects both in Aotearoa and abroad. FEA is one of the most powerful numerical methods available to solve partial differential equations for complex structures.  Providing a direct pathway to understand the feasibility of a new design or troubleshoot a problem.  All without the need…

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Future-proofing the steel industry with design innovation

HERA recently commissioned an external market research company to figure out what NZ society thinks of our metals industry. The outcome was nothing short of interesting. Why? Because when asked if the steel industry was prepared for future technologies and innovation – only 47% felt we were. And of that, 79% responded that future-proofing the…

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Meet Andrew Pennington – the latest person to join our Structural Systems team

We’re excited to let our members know that we now have a new Senior Structural Engineer on board with us – and lets just say… he’s no stranger to HERA! Andrew Pennington joins the HERA fold once again after a sabbatical away pursuing other roles. His history with us dates back to 2013 when he…

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Our team at HERA is growing!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve had two new team members join HERA this month – Innovation Centre Manager, Greg Buckley, and Research Engineer, Hafez Taheri. They both bring a unique set of skills and diverse thinking to our HERA team fabric, and we’re excited to see the positive contributions that they’ll bring to our…