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NZ Steel’s new credentials are unrivalled

New Zealand Steel and Pacific Steel’s flat and long steel products manufactured at the Glenbrook facilities south of Auckland and in Otahuhu have become the latest products to receive independent environmental endorsement from Environmental Choice. According to New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust General Manager Francesca Lipscombe, companies put their products forward for an ecolabel to both…

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Turbo-charged AGGAT team!

Our AGGAT Turbo-generator research team has been making significant progress in our turbine development objectives and is at the cusp of getting into its manufacturing phase. For the first time, we have a sustained turbine research and development platform – something certainly of interest to members working with motors! We’ve been making steady gains towards…

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Two years in the making and worth every second

Started in 2014, in collaboration with our member company Opus, we’re pleased to confirm the draft NZ Transport Agency Research Report TAR 14/07 – Evaluation of Shear Connectors in Composite Bridges passed through public reviews this June and is now submitted with NZTA for publication. It’s the culmination of extensive research, historic data collection and preparation of…

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Stepping up from platform to market

Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft recent said in a statement. “That’s the thing about new platforms: when they become easily available, convenient and affordable, they attract and enable other visionaries and entrepreneurs to realise more new concepts.” The converse is also true, on your own without a platform, it’s a very hard road to get…

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Call for attendees – Design and analysis of welded connections seminar

HERA, SCNZ and the Institute of Welding are pleased to announce a one-day seminar on Design and Analysis of Welded Connections, which will be run throughout July and August in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. This seminar provides an overview of the theory of design of welded steel structures and components, with plenty of hands-on…

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Notice – NASH General Manager Carl Davies moves on

Have recently received his SuperGold card, Carl Davies, General Manager of the National Association of Steel Framed Housing Inc. (NASH), has decided to move on. His last day will be Friday 22nd July. Carl intends to take time out before potentially seeking other opportunities. NASH Chairman Gordon Barrat will temporarily undertake the duties of General Manager…

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Vitamin ‘Sea’ – the worlds renewable energy supplement?

The ocean is not only vast, beautiful and integral to all known life on Earth, it also represents a potential goldmine for renewable energy generation. But like many emerging energy technologies – capturing the power of waves and tides to convert into clean, pollution-free electricity has only just begun to reach viability as a potential…

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Kicking off the first steps of a great relationship with NZGA

Mounting international pressure has forced many countries to re-look their commitment to climate change, with the recent Paris Agreement in December 2015 adopting the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal between 195 countries. The metal industries challenge is that it’s not commonly associated with geothermal, usually giving way to groups like the New Zealand…