demm engineering manufacturing June 2008

Demm Engineering & Manufacturing June 2008

Equipment and Materials
A roundup of technologies and services designed to increase the productivity, efficiency, and safety of New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing sector. Product of the Month is the Inergen Fire Suppressant System from Wormald – a non-toxic, gas-based fire-fighting alternative.

Steel, Alloys & Castings
A range of stories relating to New Zealand’s steel and alloys industry, starting with Jenny Baker’s special report on hot dip galvanising. Galvanized steel is widely used in New Zealand, and in a world where optimising energy efficiency is the norm, can hold its own as a sustainable construction and manufacturing material.
Also in this special feature, read about the productivity improvements achieved by Australian Tube Mills, the story behind ducting specialist NZE speedlock,and the many advantages lost wax casting has over traditional sand casting.


When it comes to the design and manufacture of precision products, computer technology has long been the driving force for greater productivity. This special feature looks at the latest in CNC and CAD/CAM options – from Okuma’s new line-up of multi-tasking lathes to affordable wire-cutting EDM solutions from Tasman Machinery and full scale milling machines from CNC Services.

Pumps, Valves & Filtration

Check out what’s new in heavy-duty chopper pumps, ball and needle valves, and discover the Donaldson DFO dust collector in this special showcase on pumps, valves and filters. And learn about a new energy management system from Parker domnick hunter that saves up to 80 percent of power use during the process of drying compressed air.

Columns, News & Events

Our regular employment and maintenance columns, plus who’s making news and what events are coming up!


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