All eyes are on Hamilton for the first SKF National Maintenance Engineering conference to be held in the city. Having outgrown Rotorua, the conference has relocated to much larger premises that offer even more accommodation to the growing number of people who attend this annual event and industry showcase.
Over three days engineers from across the country will get together to hear from guest speakers, make contacts, meet old friends and share their expertise.
Frankly, it is an event not to be missed, and is certainly one that young engineers and those who are relatively new to engineering in New Zealand should attend.
As the event’s official media sponsor, you can rest assured we will have full coverage of the event in the December issue and will add show news online as it comes to hand.
In this edition we take a look at the engineering faculty at the University of Auckland (page 14). It has a superb workshop whose staff design and make anything the institution’s staff and students might need. It’s a fantastic in-house resource.
And an outstanding event took place last month that led to a two-seater car being made with a 3D printer – just amazing (see page 24). Many people are still saying that 3D printing has yet to prove its value. But the technology is moving along at a fast pace with plenty of big companies getting behind it. Even Nasa has one in space, a trial to make tools in orbit aboard the International Space Station.
Okay, enough chat from me.