Talk on Advanced Prototyping

Mattis Stolze from Radiate Engineering is giving a talk about „Advanced Prototyping“ on November 18th as part of the Lean Startup Zürich group.

The Lean Startup Zürich Meetup group is a community who is passionate about sharing knowledge on the application of lean methodologies in start up and existing companies, big and small including and beyond software and web development.

The event takes place at Liip, Limmatstrasse 183 in Zurich and starts around 6:30 pm.

ABSTRACT „Advanced Prototyping“
The talk focuses on Prototypes are essential for communicating ideas, testing hypotheses, and designing products. Prototypes tackle simple or complex problems, make use of paper and cardboard, 3d printing and cnc milling. There is no limit. This talk will dive into more advanced means, that enable us to invest crucial functions and hypotheses, decisive for a success of the envisioned product. By looking at real world cases, digital and analog means are examined. We take a look at pretending prototypes, cad models and mechanical prototypes, which all share a relative simplicity, low costs and a high learning potential for quick learnings.

SPEAKER: Mattis Stolze
Mattis works as consultant and development engineer at Radiate Engineering. He combines design thinking and mechanical engineering, tackles real world problems and mentors students at ETH Zurich.

AGENDA
6:30 pm Doors open & networking
6:45 pm Introduction to the Lean Startup Framework
7:00 pm Presentation followed by discussions
8:30 pm Networking
10:00 pm Closing

New project for RigiTech

Rigi Technologies (RigiTech) is a Swiss startup offering improved logistics through cargo drone delivery. Their goal is to develope next generation logistics vehicles for faster, easier and eco-friendly deliveries, enabling universal access to goods to communities, governments and private businesses.

Radiate is very proud to team up with RigiTech for an initial project in order to support them to turn their vision into reality.

Eurobike Engineering Highlights

During our visit to the Eurobike 2019 fair, we found an interesting display of innovative engineering ideas. Especially two projects caught our eye, that are both daring and innovative at the same time.

New drivetrain from CeramicSpeed
It’s quite unusual to see a complete redesign of a drivetrain. Usually, innovation is approached within the standard chain and derailleur configuration that we all know. However, CeramicSpeed is attempting to break the mould with its new concept drivetrain called „Driven„. It uses a dual Pinion configuration with a fixed front Pinion and a split rear Pinion that handles the gear shifts. The Pinions are made up of a ring of CeramicSpeed bearings which form the method of engagement. The gear change is wireless with the shifting mechanism, actuator and rechargeable battery housed inside the hollow carbon shaft. By splitting the rear Pinion each half can move independently with gear changes using what CeramicSpeed describes as a “step and follow pattern”. They have been working with the University of Colorado’s Mechanical Engineering Department on the project and it looks both stunning and daring! For a closer look on how it works, check out their video.

Titomic: Additive-manufactured carbon and titanium
The company uses a technology called „Titomic Kinetic Fusion“ for the application of cold-gas dynamic spraying of titanium alloy particles onto a scaffold to produce a load-bearing structure. As with the tube-and-lug frame they exhibited at Eurobike, this can be used to create small components, which are then fused via carbon tubing. Titomic also showed a 3D printed carbon frame they developed together with their partner Varuu cycles. This clearly shows the potential of additive manufacturing in the cycling industry.

Radiate listed in the lightweight construction atlas

In Germany, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) initiated the Competence Atlas Lightweight Construction in 2016. Via the interactive portal, organisations can present their processes and activities and companies and research institutions can search for tailor-made lightweight construction competences in all german speaking regions. As of today, Radiate is also listed in the lightweight construction atlas with a profile as one of only 5 companies out of Switzerland.

New project for MTB Cycletech

Since 1984, MTB Cycletech has been an independent bicycle manufacturer, following its own path. The brand creates quality and originality through courage, independence and lateral thinking. As a niche bicycle manufacturer, MTB Cycletech succeeds in bringing products to the market that are decisive and by which they can be measured.

We are looking forward to supporting MTB Cycletech in a new project in the field of FEM analysis and to continue our successful cooperation.

Expert Meeting Orthotics 2019

On August 23, 2019 Radiate will participate in the „Expert Meeting Orthotics 2019“, organized by Orthotec AG. Our lecture will deal with the topic „Simulation in orthotics – from digital model to optimized orthosis“.

The expert meeting is an exchange of experiences and interests in the field of orthotics. Orthopaedic technicians, therapists and doctors will discuss today’s challenges in orthopaedic care in an informal setting.

Consulting for Project Circleg

Project Circleg is an appropriate modular lower-limb prosthetic system designed for the needs of amputees in developing countries. By smart design and the utilization of recycled plastic waste in combination with adapted production methods, the Circleg prosthesis can be produced locally and cost-efficient. The ambitious goal of Project Circleg is to equip as many people as possible, who previously had no access to a prosthesis, with such an aid and at the same time strengthen local economies.

Radiate is happy to be a new consulting partner for the recently formed Zurich based startup. We will conduct a series of Engineering & Design workshops together with the Circleg-Team and will further advise and support them on technical issues and challenges in the area of FEM modeling and optimization of the prosthesis system in order to push Project Circleg one step ahead.

Design & Innovation Award for Syncros Silverton SL

The Design & Innovation Award is a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the bike industry’s highest-performing products. This year, the Syncros Silverton SL wheelset from our client SCOTT Sports SA was awarded as a winner in the category Components (Offroad). The Syncros Silverton SL wheelset convinced the jury by setting new benchmarks in weight with its newly developed manufacturing process.

Apéro at the Radiate Prototyping Lab

On April 17th Radiate Engineering hosted an Apéro at the in-house Prototyping Lab.  Around 40 people enjoyed a lively exchange alongside oriental food, drinks and snacks. Among the guests were numerous customers and business partners of Radiate Engineering, such as people from Fotokite, CADFEM, 9tlabs, Formpol, Tribecraft, Nose, CWA and Scott.

We would like to thank all our guests for coming and are already looking forward to the next Apéro!

Impressions from Polymesse 2019

Among 140 companies, Radiate took part at the recent Polymesse 2019, the largest job fair at ETH Zurich. It was a pleasure for us to meet and greet many interesting people, engage in conversations about job opportunities and share some knowledge. As we pointed out at our booth, we are always looking for new talents. Opportunities for job positions, internships or Bachelor / Master Thesis will be made public on our website as soon as they occur. Thanks to all the people we met – let’s keep in touch!