Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Engineering Graduate Produces Unique Manufacturing Machine

1 February 2013


“World First” – Engineering Graduate Produces Unique Manufacturing Machine


The superconductor industry, in which New Zealand is an R&D leader, has the potential to deliver enormous energy and cost efficiencies to the conduction of electricity. Integral to the superconductor revolution is Roebel cable, serving an emerging global cable market that is forecast to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year


General Cable Superconductors, the only company worldwide that manufactures Roebel cable on a commercial scale, is benefitting from a brand new manufacturing unit which it believes is unique in the world. Designed and produced by Lachlan Clelland, Wellington Institute of Technology Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduate, the Continuous Flexible Winding machine is already in place and improving productivity according to General Cable Superconductors CEO Andrew Priest.


“We’re very impressed this idea has come from such a young engineer. The Continuous Flexible Winding machine designed and produced by Lachlan is a world first. It has made the manufacture of cable more efficient and the process is less complex as a result,” says Andrew Priest.

“Lachlan has demonstrated an extremely high standard of multidisciplinary engineering. Because of this and the innovation and inspiration evident in this product we have decided to recognise Lachlan with an award at the Wellington Institute of Technology graduation on 7 February. This award recognises quite an exceptional engineering project.”

Lachlan Clelland (pictured) is also the recipient of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) prize for top Bachelor of Engineering Technology student. IET Council member David Owen said, I am delighted to recognise an outstanding young engineer through the Top Student prize.”

“I’m pretty happy to be receiving these awards. The last three years at WelTec studying on the Bachelor of Engineering Technology have been great. The experience has enabled me to upskill and move on with my career. Now I have a job as a design engineer with Fluid Power Solutions, a hydraulics company in Nelson so my degree has really paid off,” says Lachlan.

Next week’s graduation ceremony will recognise the first graduating class of WelTec’s innovative Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree.

This year WelTec has been awarded additional funding to meet the Government’s call for more engineers with 60 more places available on diploma and degree programmes. WelTec is one of only two Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics nationally that offers all three majors (civil, mechanical and electrical) in the New Zealand Diploma of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering Technology which are engineering qualifications in high demand by employers.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland