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There’s a new kid on the ‘welding’ block!

It’s great to have Thomas Karstens from the Jade University of Applied Technology Wilhelmshaven Germany join us for a six month internship as part of our Welding Centre teams research deliverables. Bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table after completing an apprenticeship with distinction and a Diploma as an International Welding Engineer. One of…

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New Zealand’s first turbo generator close to realisation

Improving energy efficiencies and encouraging the uptake of renewable energy sources continue to be a focus for many countries around the world following increasing concerns around climate change – and not surprisingly, New Zealand is one of them. With a goal to be running on 90% renewable energy by 2025, New Zealand is well on…

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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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Well founded to be well funded

Preparing grant applications can be a daunting task requiring a lot of time and effort on the writer’s part. Having come out of three major funding applications prepared and submitted to government in the past three months (Regional Research Institute proposal, Research Partnerships proposal and Endeavour Research Programmes proposal), it’s safe to say – HERA…