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Notice – HERA industry 4.0 assessment for steel fabricators now available!

HERA is pleased to advise that we are now able to offer industry 4.0 assessments to steel fabricators – including SIRI, automation of welded fabrication and bottleneck analysis. Developed in collaboration with the University of Wollongong, our Industry 4.0 assessment is aimed at understanding where a business sit in terms of adoption of Industry 4.0.…

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#60secsofsteel: David Moore of Grayson Engineering

Our next “Sixty seconds of steel’ feature is with David Moore of Grayson Engineering. HERA member Grayson Engineering is a recognised market leader with over 50 years in the steel fabrication industry. From large-scale stadiums to sculptures, bridges, towers, industrial sheds and everything in between, the organisation has completed a wide range of projects while…

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Resource – HERA report shows adoption of construction 4.0 worth $8 billion

Industry 4.0 is driving an unprecedented transformation across global industry, as new technologies promise to save time, boost productivity, reduce waste, expand business models, and be more responsive to fast-changing environments and consumer demands. While companies have the opportunity to position themselves at the forefront of this new Industry 4.0 wave, they can struggle to…

Resource – the potential business and economic benefits of Construction 4.0 in NZ

HERA has identified a need for greater uptake of Industry 4.0 technologies to improve productivity in the construction industry. At the same time, we are also building our own capabilities in Industry 4.0 focusing on Construction 4.0, in particular in what we have coined “Fabrication 4.0”,”Sustainability 4.0” and “Monitoring 4.0”. We have already previously announced…

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Seismic research program improving optimisation of welded structures

Steel structures performed exceptionally well during the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Such earthquake performance confirms that steel is the ultimate low-damage solution for modern multi-story buildings and structures. The performance also showed that the applicable New Zealand design and fabrication standards are safe – even though some minor damage in steel structures were reported…

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HERA Foundation supporting the optimisation of welded connections

HERA Foundation PhD scholarship recipient’s Hafez Taheri’s research topic is part of a long-term HERA research program managed by the New Zealand Welding Centre. Its program leader, our General Manager of Fabrication 4.0, Dr Michail Karpenko, explains the underlying strategic objectives of this research and why the Foundation contribution is so valuable: “New Zealand’s major…