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HERA mourns the loss of Associate Professor John Butterworth

We’re saddened to share the passing of University of Auckland’s Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering John Butterworth. Passing away after a long illness on 4 September – we wanted to share our condolences with his family and friends and acknowledge the contributions he’s made to our industry. Graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: WTIA’s Geoff Crittenden on Australia’s submarine project and it’s welding industry

At $50 billion, the Future Submarine Program is the largest and most ambitious defence procurement program in Australia’s history. In 2016 the Australian government announced an ambitious series of defence projects worth over $100Bn, including the $50bn Future Submarine program. The Commonwealth’s objective was not only to deliver best in class equipment to the Australian…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: Can HERA drive industry transformation?

HERA’s vision is to have a long-term sustainable industry which can compete globally. And our mission, is to be the catalyst for innovation and driver for industry transformation. Industry transformation in the context of responding to disruptive challenges in an ever faster world of change is on everyone’s mind. As an industry-owned research association our…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: reviewing quality assurance developments in welded fabrication

The cost of quality is widely used but often misinterpreted to mean the cost of using quality control and quality management systems. What it actually refers to is the cost incurred from failing to provide compliant products in the most efficient manner. All too often these costs can be viewed as an iceberg with only…

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Call for attendees – #MIC2017: University of Sydney’s Professor Brian Uy on the road from design to reliable structures

Trends show the number of buildings and building heights are increasing. Pushing the need for more skilled engineers equipped with better tools to evaluate and guarantee the safety and performance of our structures. Design standards that lead to reliable structures are imperative for modern infrastructure. Join Professor Brian Uy as he presents on his paper which…

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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…