Update on COVID-19

On behalf of COVID-19, we are continuously monitoring the developments and circumstances surrounding the outbreak and are working on solutions to avoid disruption to our service wherever possible. As of now, the RADIATE-team remains fully operational and working!

Our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, and suppliers while delivering on our service promises. Therefore, RADIATE has implemented a set of measures and guidelines to minimize risks to employees and customers.

This includes:
–Encouraging employees to learn about COVID-19 and immediately consult a physician if they feel unwell.
–Inform employees about symptoms of the virus and methods for prevention and detection.
– In particular, we remind our employees of good hygiene practices such as regular hand washing and strict adherence to social distancing guidelines.
–Extend the use of home office and teleworking where operationally and technically possible.

We hope and believe to get through the upcoming difficult time well – if you have any questions or uncertainties, the RADIATE-team is at your disposal.

 

 

ANSYS 2020 R1 for even better Simulation Driven Engineering

Simulation Driven Engineering impacts every product development decision, enabling companies to pioneer trailblazing innovations and create highly cost-effective designs. In order to achieve the best results, the right tools are key. The ANSYS 2020 R1 software release addresses this with portfolio-wide upgrades and improvements to the ANSYS software.

„Radiate uses simulation from the very early stages of the development process. To fully explore the entire solution space for a given problem, we use ANSYS DCS to push our development to the limit of what is possible,“ says Simon Grob, head of simulation engineering at Radiate Engineering & Design AG. „DCS empowers us to evaluate a variety of different solution options and optimize designs in the shortest possible time.“

At Radiate, we are very keen to fully explore and exploit the new possibilities with ANSYS, in order to solve the most complex design challenges and create innovative products for our clients!

New project for Dufour Aerospace

Dufour Aerospace is an exciting new aviation company based in Visp. In order to realize their vision ‚The Future of Aviation is Electric‘, Dufour is building the aEro 2, a 500kg 2-seater aircraft that can travel at 320km/h, land and take off vertically, while operating with low noise. 

Radiate Engineering is looking forward to working together with Dufour Aerospace in the future, in order to push their goal of revolutionizing air travel one step further.

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.