Ep. 19 | Amanda Nicolle – An industry partnership with government to address skill & labour shortages

Oct162019 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 16 Oct 2019 | Ep.19 – An industry partnership with government to address skill and labour shortages In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Amanda Nicolle – Director of Industry Partnerships at the Ministry of Social Development. Amanda leads an MSD initiative to…

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Smart welding – a practical research project

The fabrication industry is currently in a digital transformation – and understandably, many fabricators are cautious to invest. We get it. That’s why we’ve set up a quality and productivity research project to investigate this technology. And why we’re now inviting our industry to be a part of it. We want to investigate the implications…

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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…

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Notice – ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy available for SME’s

If you’re a small to medium sized business in the manufacturing sector, you might be eligible for an ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy to help pay for a health and safety advisory service from a HASANZ-registered professional. In collaboration with the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ), ACC have designed a workplace injury…

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Ep. 18 | HERA – Making seismic steel fabrication more cost effective

Oct22019 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 2 Oct 2019 | Ep.18 – Making seismic steel fabrication more cost effective In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we’re excited to share the expertise of our very own technical team at HERA – General Manager Welding Centre, Michail Karpenko, Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago…

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Notice – Leave the beaten track and join the Industry 4.0 Trek

Attend the Industry 4.0 Trek in Singapore and learn first-hand how you can start, scale and sustain your adoption and development of Industry 4.0 technologies. Through our relationship with Callaghan Innovation, we’ve been given the opportunity to let our membership know of the unique chance to gain co-funding to attend their ‘Singapore Industry 4.0 Trek’…

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Call for comment – DR AS/NZS 2980:2018 Amendment 1:2019

We’d like to advise our members who are involved with the qualification of welders to AS/NZS 2980 or compliance to this qualification, that Standards New Zealand is calling for public comment for proposed amendments to it. Welder qualification standard AS/NZS 2980:2018 Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels – Additional requirements for Australia and…

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Are engineers behind the times when it comes to intercultural training?

Surprisingly, this appears to be the case according to research recently released. An interdisciplinary team involving researchers with backgrounds in engineering, intercultural communication, and applied linguistics from universities in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, and Japan conducted the research. They analysed written materials with intercultural communication as the subject, as used in engineering education. They…