The Puku Blog


R&D in a small technology-focused business (NZ Science Review)

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

By Dan McElrea, CEO, Puku Ltd From the NZ Science Review, Vol 68(1) 2011, page 42. Download available here. Introduction Puku is a specialist fastener company which has invested heavily in intellectual property (IP), with a particular emphasis on heli-…

Simon Moore to speak at WaiCAM 2010 Symposium

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This Friday (12th November) Puku CTO Simon Moore will be presenting at WaiCam 2010, a science symposium to be held at Waikato University. The symposium is focused on titanium research, development and commercialisation and will be attended by a diverse…

Puku’s Spring Bolt is a Star

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

A research and development centre to capitalise on pioneering New Zealand titanium technology – including bendable bolts – has been opened in Tauranga. The Applied Powder Metallurgy Centre will help companies develop and test revolutionary titanium products. Titanium – the…

Puku’s CEO Interviewed on National Radio in NZ

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Here is a short radio interview with Dan McElrea – CEO of Puku Ltd

iLLFA: Puku leads & Golf OEMs follow?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

We have been developing, patenting, and championing iLLFA (independent Loft Lie and Face Angle adjustment) for golf drivers for over two years. At last one of the big golf companies has released an offering  with independent adjustment. How independent we can not be…

At last _ BP have their solution _ I think!

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Well – we tried hard – but sadly could not get our helical jam solution in front of BP (at the right level). It is interesting how things have panned out ……… In the end BP used a process a…

Puku on Close Up – Can Kiwi ingenuity save BP and the Gulf of Mexico?

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

We are really happy with the response to the Close Up item that went to air on Thursday (24th June). We had a member of the public set up a facebook page for us called “Hey BP – the Kiwis…

Rediscovery

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

One of the nice things that keeps occurring is I rediscover notions I knew, and  strangely it is almost as if they are “new-to-me” again! An example of rediscovery: In 2003, when developing the cam-operated mechanism we used in the…

Nice patent progress today …

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Great news to day – a very good PCT examination report for one of our patents in process  – This technology can take pipe connection to a new level of safety …. and uses some aspects you see in the…