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Offering our members the ‘FEA factor’

As crucial as it is to be able to identify problems experienced by engineers – solving those problems with the right tools is equally important. That’s because the element of uncertainty is there for the first part of the process, and for engineers – these problems are closely tied with design. Today, virtual design and…

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Kickstart lean start up – and improve business!

Stop wasting time. Get products to market faster. Maximise success. These are the key outcomes from implementing The Lean startup methodology. Lean startup is transforming the way that businesses develop and launch new products. The handbook behind it is “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries and it is a must read for any Innovation Manager.…

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HERA House comes alive to celebrate turning 40 and new directions!

Last Friday, HERA celebrated our 40 year anniversary as the metals-based industry’s research association. Also officially thanking outgoing Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz for his many contributions. It was a momentous occasion, well attended by over 100 people made up of our Executive Board, current and former staff, members and key stakeholders coming from across New…

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Notice – Receive co-funding to join a USA manufacturing Trek this June

Attend the Internet of Manufacturing Conference in Chicago and see first-hand how US companies are moving towards the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 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 ‘Internet of Manufacturing Trek 2018’ from…

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Notice – Apprenticeships and training without the fees via Competenz

The government has made it more affordable for employers to train people on-the-job with two years fees-free industry training through Competenz from 1 January 2018. This means the costs usually paid by employers and apprentices in the first two years will be now be free for some people. Apprentices can check their eligibility at www.feesfree.govt.nz…

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How to engage the next generation of engineering superheroes

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day – so what better time to share the inspiring thoughts of  female engineer Eva Hakansson, than today! University of Auckland Department of Mechanical Engineering Lecturer Eva Hakansson recently met our CEO Troy Coyle. Sharing her experiences as not only the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider, but also role model to…

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Call for interest – KOTRA subsidised business trip to Korea

If you’re interested in exploring the purchase of new manufacturing technology for your business –  this should interest you. Through our international connections with the Korea Trade Commission (KOTRA) our members have been offered the opportunity to apply for a subsidised trip to Gwangju, South Korea to attend the International Technology Exhibition being held 25-27…

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Celebrating 40 years of HERA and a change of guard

40 years ago, HERA was officially constituted by future focused industry leaders using Government support providing a framework for stable funding from industry. A concept we believed worked and requires nurturing by looking back and celebrating its history and successes. Over the last 17 years, the direction was set by Wolfgang Scholz who handed over…