Our areas of expertise

Advanced manufacturing

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Our experts in advanced engineering, robotics, automation and manufacturing technology can help your business gain a competitive advantage.

We deliver tailored R&D services to help New Zealand businesses accelerate their innovation projects. Our experts in advanced engineering, robotics, automation and manufacturing technology will help you solve complex manufacturing and design challenges – from concept feasibility and testing through to production and commercialisation.

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Industrial robotics and automation

  • System design and engineering
  • Harvesting, sorting, handling and processing product and produce to improve yield and productivity. 
  • Specialist expertise in naturally-varying horticulture and agriculture produce.
  • Machine vision and intelligence – developing smart systems which react appropriately to new situations.

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Mechanical and electrical engineering

  • Complex product design and analysis
  • Computational engineering (CAD, FEA, CFD)
  • Structural dynamics and vibration analysis
  • Fluid and heat transfer analysis  
  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • Electrical system design and integration
  • Embedded machine control and safety systems.

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Prototype manufacture 

  • In-house engineering workshops and access to an extensive network of NZ manufacturers for rapid prototyping
  • An advanced additive manufacturing centre with polymer and metal 3D printing capabilities.

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Testing and validation

  • Development of test plans and design of test rigs
  • Lab and field testing, including wireless systems
  • Instrumentation, monitoring and failure analysis
  • Interpreting test results to improve product design and performance.

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Managing complex technology development projects 

  • Technology landscaping and market research
  • Defining product requirements and specifications
  • Project planning and risk mitigation 
  • Agile project management.

Updated: 16 June 2017