Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Funding hopes from award victory

Funding hopes from award victory

A national titanium technology grouping, based at the University of Waikato, has won a major award at the second annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.

Titanium Technologies New Zealand (TiTeNZ) - a collaboration between the University of Waikato, Tauranga's Titanium Industry Development Association (TiDA), Callaghan Innovation, GNS Science, the University of Auckland, and a number of industry partners – won the AJ Park Commercialisation Collaboration Award at a ceremony in Auckland in June.

TiTeNZ is a world leader in the development of titanium powder metallurgy and the Awards are the pinnacle of KiwiNet activities, designed to build awareness and inspire research commercialisation success.

Professor Brian Gabbitas from the Faculty of Science and Engineering hopes the award will lead to further funding for research into titanium and the development of more commercially-viable products. At the University of Waikato, titanium research is largely centred on the production of products from titanium or titanium powder through either extrusion or forging.

“We are working closely with South Auckland Forging Engineering and are manufacturing diving knives and components for deep sea diving apparatus,” he says.

The benefits of titanium are its strength and light weight and Professor Gabbitas says forging or extruding products cuts waste significantly compared to milling products from a solid piece of The use of titanium powder also cuts production costs significantly, he says.

Each partner involved in TiTeNZ is involved in different aspects of research, with further support from AUT also proving beneficial Professor Gabbitas says.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Finance: Major Campaign To End "Gross Overtaxation Of Savings"

The campaign – which includes a special web site through which New Zealanders can e-mail their own and other MPs and party leaders – is backed by Age Concern, Consumer NZ, the Financial Services Council and the Taxpayers’ Union. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news