Going Carbon Neutral: New Zealand’s first High Speed Electric Ferry

Join the Mechanical Engineering Group for this exciting presentation on the first high speed electric ferry in the Southern Hemisphere. It is about to commence sea trials and this 19m long ferry will carry 135 passengers, transiting the Wellington harbour at speeds of 20 knots under 100% electric power.

An engineering assessment Carbon Zero: the dream and the reality

The Climate Commission has given us some pretty sobering recommendations about the steps to reducing carbon emissions but have they done an engineering assessment of their advice?

IMechE Speak Out for Engineering

          Can you present for 20 minutes and answer some questions for the chance to win great prizes? Entries are now open for the 2020 edition of the IMechE Speak Out for Engineering competition across Oceania. In 2020, in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, Speak Out for Engineering is being hosted online, with the same…
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Engineering Apprenticeships in New Zealand | What do the changes mean? What is the opportunity?

Join us to discuss Engineering Apprenticeships in New Zealand | What do the changes mean? What is the opportunity? Since the Middle Ages apprenticeships have ensured the handing over of critical skills from one generation to the next. New Zealand has not been valuing this process at our peril and the government is implementing “once…
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Pastoral Robotics – Award Winning Technology

Recognised by IMechE, Pastoral Robotic’s solution to nitrate leaching and greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farming is a world first. Learn about the solution and the challenges, both engineering and human. NZ technology, known as ‘Spikey’, is solving the nitrogen problem faced by pastoral dairy farming. Recognized by IMechE in London – Spikey was awarded…
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The BOEING 737 MAX Situation – an Independent Perspective

The two accidents involving the Boeing 737MAX and subsequent restrictions on the aircraft have attracted a huge amount of media attention and public interest. This presentation will provide an overview of the accidents and contributing factors. It will also identify the activities that are in progress to solve the situation and return the aircraft to…
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Design for Additive Manufacturing

        Design for Additive Manufacturing The key to the industrialisation of additive manufacturing (3D Printing) Additive manufacturing (AM) is not a drop-in replacement for conventional manufacturing technologies. It has unique possibilities and different challenges. We are lucky to have Olaf Diegal, Professor of Additive Manufacturing at Auckland University and owner of an…
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Caliber Design Tech Talk

Date: 15 August 2019 Time: 6pm Location: Auckland The most facinating part of engineering is what didn’t work, the skill is to learn from this! Simon Hall will share some of his creations and learning experiences as Design Manager at Caliber Design. Mechanical engineering is about creating through applying learning. Simon Hall will share some…
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The Great Energy Debate

Energy is a topic that raises passionate opinions but as an engineer you need to be informed. The moot is “Renewable Energy can provide reliable, low cost electricity for New Zealand without burning fossil fuels”. As a nation, if we get this wrong, there are serious consequences. We mess up our climate at our peril…
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Ship dynamics in the Southern Ocean

Presented by Clint Barnes, Defence Technology Agency. The Southern Ocean is the toughest. It presents real challenges to the ships serving our nation in the world’s harshest ocean conditions, these challenges include; freezing temperatures, the presence of sea ice, extreme waves, winds and sea states. This presentation outlines the work completed by the Defence Technology Agency…
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