iF Gold Award for the Fotokite Sigma

Radiate client Perspective Robotics wins the iF Gold Award 2021 for its public safety drone, the Fotokite Sigma! The Fotokite Sigma is an actively tethered unmanned aerial system providing Public Safety teams with mission-critical situational awareness from previously unavailable elevated perspectives. Unlimited continuous flight time and launching, flying, and landing with the single push of a button help to save team resources.

Radiate developed a cost-efficient manufacturing process to produce lightweight airframes for the Fototkite Sigma made of carbon composite.

More information about the award can be found here.

(c) Picture by iF International Forum Design GmbH

 

Perspective Robotics launches the Fotokite Sigma in Europe

After helping numerous emergency departments throughout the United States, Radiate Client Perspective Robotics now brings its fully autonomous aerial intelligence product line, the Fotokite Sigma, to Europe. Designed for fire and emergency response, search & rescue, traffic management, infrastructure & event security, the Fotokite Sigma will help european firefighters and public safety teams to gather fully automatic situational awareness at emergency response sites.

The Fotokite Sigma comes with a lightweight fully carbon fiber airframe and can withstand rainy, snowy, and windy weather conditions while operating for up to 24 hours. Due to an optimized manufacturing process, Radiate has been able to produce small to medium size series of the Fotokite Sigma airframe in the heart of Zurich since 2018.

To accompany the launch in Europe, Perspective Robotics has released a brand new video that shows the Fotokite Sigma in full action.

 

Syncros Silverton SL: new wheels for the Scott-SRAM racing team

Big news: For 2021 and beyond the Scott-SRAM MTB racing team will ride Syncros Silverton SL wheels. Launched in 2019, the Silverton SL is a miracle of modern bike engineering.

Next to it’s extremely light weight, the wheelset offers performance benefits in terms of acceleration, cornering and tracking. Together with Scott Sports SA, Radiate Engineering & Design developed the Silverton SL from scratch, demonstrating, how technical limits can be shifted if innovative engineering ideas come into play.

For the development process, a specially equipped Scott Spark RC with modified axles and strain gauges was used during the test rides of the wheels. A central unit mounted on the bike which was connected to a laptop in the backpack of the rider collected valuable data of each test ride. The data was analyzed by engineering specialists at Radiate in order to improve the characteristics of the Silverton SL wheels.

As Nino Schurter from the Scott-SRAM MTB racing team puts it:

„The Syncros Silverton SL wheel is super light but the benefits don’t just stop here. The construction removes weight from the rim allowing for super fast acceleration. It’s also stiff allowing for great power transfer, tracking and in particular cornering. Perfect for World Cup racing.“

 

The team of Nino Schurter, Kate Courtney, Lars Forster and Andri Frischknecht will all ride the Silverton SL one piece carbon wheels from now on at the World Cup.

You can find out more about Silverton SL wheels including some behind the scenes of the development process in the video.

 

Free consulting session for Startups

Having once been a startup ourselves, we know the challenges young companies face and how difficult it is to take the first steps. That’s why we created the Radiate Startup Session #1 to offer support to young up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Have you recently started a new business and face engineering and design challenges? Our engineering experts will help you developing your idea, creating a prototype or even discuss with you questions in regard to production planning and industrialization.

We offer the Radiate Startup Session #1 to all companies that are based in Switzerland, involved in physical product development and are not older than 5 years.

So let us know about you and your ideas, contact us and let’s start the first Radiate Startup Session #1 together!

 

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Radiate expands prototyping capabilities with brand new CNC milling machine

Since the birth of Radiate, prototyping is in our DNA, incorporated in a simulation driven engineering approach. Due to the limited size of the current CNC workhorse, Radiate recently acquired a new, larger CNC milling machine, which enables us to prototype and manufacture larger parts such as tooling molds, aluminium or steel parts up to sizes of 2m x 1m. With its gantry build, the machine from the german Company BZT is incredibly accurate for its size and can handle high acceleration and speed in order to increase efficiency. We are excited to be able to offer further manufacturing capacities for our customers!

Project Circleg wins Cybathlon

Only recently, the Project Circleg team presented its new prototype, the Circleg Zero. Now the team has won the Cybathlon 2020 competition in their category. Andre Frei overcame the obstacle course as the fastest with the advanced Circleg Zero prosthesis.

The Cybathlon is an international competition for assistance systems. Teams from all over the world measure their prototypes in six different disciplines. Last weeks, over 50 teams competed against each other. Project Circleg started with the two pilots Andre Frei and Beat Schwarzenbach to test the Circleg Zero prosthesis, which is still a prototype. The victory in the Cybathlon has now shown that the new prototype works perfectly. Radiate is happy about the success and congratulates our customer!

RigiTech performs first long range BVLOS delivery flight in Italy

We are happy to announce that our client RigiTech has, in collaboration with Leonardo and Telespazio, made history in Italy recently by performing long-range drone-based deliveries of healthcare material between two hospitals near Rome’s Fiumicino airport.  The RigiOne, the first generation drone with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) has made this possible several consecutive times in a safe, fast and reliable manner.

Check out the video for more information about the flight.

Mario Tischhauser joins the Radiate Team

As a new addition to the Radiate team, we welcome Mario Tischhauser as our new Head of Prototyping Lab. A trained wood sculptor and forest warden, Mario has excellent skills and knowledge of various materials, craft techniques and in the use of machines. Through his former work in the 3D printing industry he has not only experience in prototyping, but also the ability to innovate and good organisational skills. Flexibility, independence and perseverance are also part of his qualities – this fits very well with Radiate. We are very happy to have Mario with us and wish him a good start in his new environment.

Interview with Project Circleg

In a recent interview, Timothy Habermacher explained the cooperation with our friends from Project Circleg, highlighting the importance of an interdisciplinary approach between designers and engineers. As a consulting partner, Radiate has supported the team of Project Circleg in structural questions and challenges in the field of FEM simulation and optimization as well as design for manufacturing aspects of the prosthetic system. You can read the full story here.

New project for QZabre

ETH Spin Off QZabre specializes in quantum scanning microscopes that provide new capabilities and unmatched performance in the quantitative magnetic analysis of nanoscale surfaces and device elements. Originated from the Spin Physics group of Prof. Christian Degen at ETH Zurich, QZabre’s products are the result of several years of dedicated research and development.

Radiate Engineering is happy to support QZabre in the future in the fields of product development and engineering.