Browsing: Materials

The emergence of high tensile, lightweight composites to compete with tried and tested stalwarts like concrete, timber and steel is a growth area for the engineering sector. In some cases engineering materials are combined for maximum flexibility. NZ Engineering News keeps readers up to date on the emerging use of different materials for engineering and the continued success and development of traditional materials. Steel and steel fabrication, plastics, metals and composites are examined and compared.

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A new flexible ultrasonic transducer which can squeeze into corners and conform to curved surfaces is set to revolutionise the inspection of composites and components with complex geometries. Continue →
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By Nick Inskip, industry development manager, HERA Most countries try to maximise the opportunities for their industry to participate when it come to domestic procurement. Continue →
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Commentary by Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz The April 25 issue of the Economist Publishers Newsletter had a feature article with the heading “The End of Cheap China”. Continue →
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By Dr G Charles Clifton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Auckland School of Engineering In mid-March, I was summoned to the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission (CERC) to give a presentation on New Technologies in Steel Buildings. Continue →
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