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Meet Reza Hamzeh – the researcher focused on Welding 4.0 for us!

Last month we let our members know what our strategic focuses for 2020 and beyond look like. Part of that strategy being to deliver solutions that supported our members in technical excellence and knowledge transfer. A major target to achieve this, is to drive industry understanding and adoption of automation, productivity and Industry 4.0 in…

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Our search is over! Sarah Lewis is our successful Whanake Scholarship recipient

We’re so excited to announce that Sarah Lewis is our inaugural recipient of the HERA Whanake Scholarship. Sarah is studying a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in mechatronics at Massey University in Palmerston North. She is also a graduate of the Puhoro STEM Academy. After meeting her on a recent trip to the rohe (area), I…

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What’s the strategy for 2020?

What the heck is HERA about and what’s our plan for the future? Two very good questions – and we’re excited to tell you the answer! Because for the first time, we’re releasing our strategy publicly. We’re doing this because we are really focused on building a tribe within our industry. We want to create…

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Romancing the steel – we’re on a mission to build a tribe by sharing our history and story!

History helps us understand change. The world around us is in a constant state of change, and understanding this in society plays a pivotal role in being able to interpret the world that we see now. Up until now the history of HERA has been recorded in typical factual style. But, we believe there is much more to…

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Introducing ‘Whanake’ – a HERA Scholarship and step towards addressing the skills gap

At HERA we have a real commitment to help our members address the challenges that are facing them. One we hear often is the skills gap which is hindering our members from delivering what’s in their pipeline – particularly as we look to the future. As a research association, it’s often hard to find a…

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R&D on expert design tool now complete via Scholarship Recipient Shoulong Dong

After three years of support, HERA Foundation is pleased to report the close out of Scholarship Recipient Shoulong Dong’s doctoral project. Shoulong’s R&D was focused on the development of an online engineering framework to aid engineers and researchers to carry out preliminary design exercises and performance evaluation. Developing an Expert Design Tool (EDT) as part…

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Scholarship project develops internationally peer reviewed design rules for CFSTs in fire

HERA Foundation is focused on delivering research for the betterment of our industry. And a key avenue they use to achieve this is through the award of postgraduate scholarships. A great example of this is University of Auckland’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Student Kingsley Ukanwa. Who was charged with the task of understanding…

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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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HERA sponsors STESSA18 to drive understanding in steel structure seismic performance

Ensuring we build on our seismic research capabilities has never been more important to us. Which is why sponsoring STESSA18 made sense. To represent our commitment, we were proud to have our General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko, Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago and HERA Foundation Scholarship Recipient Hafez Taheri attend the STEESA18 – SCNZ…

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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…