Message from Greg

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 3 months. Time flies! As does the Martin Jetpack, please see our video of its recent test flight below.

We’ve given back a lot over the last little while, with two guest lectures for Mathieu Sellier and Geoff Rodgers’ Computational and Applied Mechanical Analysis (ENME302) course at Canterbury University, then a 2nd year Engineering Design guest lecture at ARA for Graeme Harris, and another Canterbury University guest lecture for Don Clucas’ 1st Pro Design and Manufacturing Methods course. I was also privileged to once again put my two cents worth into the Canterbury Universities Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Board, and see the amazing projects completed by the 3rd Pro students. We were also privileged to attend the Tech Summit with Brush Technology.

The depth of talent and innovation in little old Canterbury NZ never ceases to amaze me! That’s just a taster for this quarter’s newsletter, thanks for joining us on this journey!


Greg Morehouse
Managing Director


Taking to the skies

Motovated was privileged to get to witness the most recent Martin Jetpack test flight! Employees, friends and family members were all invited. Since a number of our engineers are still helping with new developments and certification, our whole team was invited to attend. It was a beautiful Canterbury day as usual, and the flight venue is very special. A small waterskiing lake with the mountains in sight makes for a great backdrop.

Watch it here!

Tips n Tricks – Pipework Assemblies

Looking for a quick and accurate way to control your pipework fabrications and assemblies? Try using a skeletal layout sketch. CLICK below to see how Stewart MacDonald uses a simple method to create pipework using Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks.


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2018 Calendar

Motovated's 2018 Calendar

Its that time of the year again! We are putting together our desktop calendar with all of the amazing projects that we have worked on in 2017. If you want one sent out to you, just CLICK the button below and fill in your mailing address. We have limited numbers available so get in quick.

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Canterbury University – Guest Lectures

Recently, Greg Morehouse, our MD and Principal Analyst, had the opportunity to again provide two guest lectures to Dr Mathieu Sellier’ and Geoff Rogers’ Computational Mechanics class. Greg’s first lecture was on Real World Boundary Conditions (BC’s, Restraints, or Fixtures) in Finite Element Analysis (FEA). This was followed up with another lecture on Singularities, one of the most difficult and misunderstood phenomena in FEA. To read more about this, CLICK the button below.

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Tech Summit 2017

In case you didn’t catch us at the Canterbury Tech Summit on the 14th of September, check out the video below for a few highlights and a brief interview with our MD, Greg Morehouse. We joined Brush Technology on their stand and had a great time hearing from and talking to the best in the industry. The Summit is organised and run by Canterbury Tech Cluster; a non-profit organisation helping Canterbury’s tech sector succeed at home and worldwide. They hold events each month which you can check out here.

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ARA – Guest Lectures


Our Managing Director, Greg Morehouse, had the opportunity to do another Guest Lecture for Graeme Harris’ 2nd-year Design course at ARA. He talked about some of Motovated’s key projects including the Rail Bogies we designed for KiwiRail’s Transcenic and Transalpine Rail Carriages, as well as Forest System’s (SATCO’s) 528 Feller Delimber design and analysis. To learn more about this CLICK the button below.


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Quarterly Competition

We have a brand new hard copy of NO 8. Re-charged up for grabs.

A follow-up title to the hugely successful No. 8 Re-wired, this book tells a compelling and accessible story of modern New Zealand and its world-beating products and ideas. From drone technology to electric farm bikes and computer graphics, from space-age umbrellas to fitness trackers and the world’s leading DJ software; New Zealand developers, entrepreneurs and companies are winning in areas where no one thought we could even compete.

All you have to do to enter the draw is tell us which Kiwi company recently won a NZ award for innovation in design and engineering. Send us the answer below or comment on FaceBook.

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