Technology

Stop to repetitive operations

The significant labour costs and geographic isolation of the New Zealand manufacturing industry has meant that in order to compete with international players, local manufacturers must look to innovate with new technologies and…

Street Shark 4.0: lightweight multi-sandwich design

The approach of constructing structural components in a sandwich design consisting of a lightweight core and outer layers of fiber-reinforced composite material is not new in itself. However, in the past, the comparatively…

Plastic & metal: a strong connection

The interface between plastic and metal is a risk factor which often proves to be a headache for injection molding manufacturers during the production of hybrid components. Over time, particularly corrosive media can…

Composites: recycling in mind!

The spread of carbon composites in mass series applications has prompted a need to rethink end life and find new uses for recycled materials The carbon fibre reinforced plastics (CFRP) are experiencing a…

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