SouthMACH, the South Island’s largest engineering and manufacturing innovation exhibition, celebrated its 40th anniversary this week at the Christchurch Arena.
Around 90 stallholders exhibited products and services, with many displays and demonstrations reflecting the increased use of high-tech innovations and equipment.
“We can take a handheld 3D scanner to scan anything, for reverse engineering or inspection, down to 25 microns,” says Joseph Cockroft, director of Professional CAD Systems.
Augmented reality, robotics and other new technologies were introduced and were to become the latest changes in the country’s industries.
Some of them are already used in industry on an unprecedented scale.
“We are here to sell and promote robotic solutions such as welding and product transportation,” said Autoline managing director Matthew Fisher.
“We help customers do boring, dirty, dangerous jobs and increase productivity and efficiency in New Zealand manufacturing.”
The two-day exhibition is a vital sourcing and networking platform for the many participating and visiting companies.
The show is scheduled to return in 2025.
– John Spurdle
Public Interest Journalist Fund
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