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Welcome to the Team, Juan!

We are very happy that a new engineer has joined our team! Juan Ignacio Navarro Mañes joins us with immediate effect as a Mechanical Engineer with a special background in Bicycle Engineering.

Upon completion of a Bachelor and a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering in Spain, Juan moved to Germany where he did a second Master in product development at the RWTH. Thereafter he worked for a year in the electronics industry for an American company in the Netherlands. Finally, Juan worked at Thömus, a Swiss bicycle brand in Bern before joining RADIATE.

We’re glad to have him on board and wish him a successful start!

Teaming up with Mammut for a Circular Design Project

One of the biggest challenges today is using sustainable production processes integrated in a circular economy – because the world needs more circular economy friendly products. It is one of the challenges that also Radiate Engineering & Design, as a product innovation company, must meet.

We are therefore happy to announce that we are teaming up with Mammut Sports Group in order to explore the use of novel & sustainable materials for future product development. We are looking forward to the cooperation and to the joint development of a new product.

The partnership is fueled by the two partners, which complement each other well: Mammut Sports Group as an expert in the field of avalanche safety, mountaineering, climbing and outdoor equipment and Radiate Engineering & Design as an expert and innovator for novel materials and processes for highly stressed parts and components.

Following the steps of a simulation-driven product development approach we will test prototypes early in the process—in our lab but also in the field, as we strongly believe in the benefit of early testing paired with simulation-driven development.

More concrete information about the project will be published soon – so stay tuned.

Before and after: the big office makeover

One year ago, in January 2021, we were able to take a look at our future office and workshop space at Hohlstrasse 176 for the first time. At that time, it was not yet clear how exactly we would set up. Soon we made a plan and put it into action. A lot of work and effort went into it, but it was worth it. The difference in the photos between before and after shows it clearly – we are very happy in our new place!

 

 

A familiar face is new to the Team

Radiate Engineering & Design is pleased to welcome a returnee. With immediate effect, Melanie Kuhn supports the team in the areas of production and administration. As an experienced technician, Melanie knows how to work with prepreg processing, laminating and vacuum technology. Due to her previous activities, Melanie also has a sound knowledge of administration, which is a very valuable addition to the team.

Melanie Kuhn has already worked for Radiate once and supported the two founders Frederic Poppenhäger and Timothy Habermacher in the production of prototypes of the full carbon wheel OOCYCLE in a very early phase. Some impressions of this are included in the production film which can be seen here.

Melanie comes from near Lucerne and, in addition to her work for Radiate Engineering & Design, she also works for the BeeYo company from Hochdorf, which, among other things, produces beeswax wipes as an alternative to aluminum or cling film and offers a delivery service for food and products from regional companies and farmers.

We extend a warm welcome to Melanie and wish her a successful start!

Radiate Startup Session

Are you working in a Startup and facing engineering and design challenges for your physical product? We’re here to help you out!

Having once been a Startup ourselves, we know the challenges young companies face and how difficult it is to bring a product to the market.

That’s why we created the Radiate Startup Session to offer support to young up-and-coming entrepreneurs. In a free, one-hour session (roughly – we won’t stop until all your topics have been discussed), our engineering experts will discuss your challenges concerning product design, prototyping, design for manufacturing, production planning or industrialization.

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

If that sounds interesting to you, please contact us!

 

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Partner network study program Computational and Data Science

The use of data for mobility, health, trip planning or weather forecasts is ubiquitous. Data-based models are also becoming increasingly important in product development. At Radiate Engineering & Design, simulation-driven engineering has been part of our core competence from the very beginning.

We are therefore pleased to share our knowledge in a cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons in the new study programme “Computational and Data Science” and to support the education of future knowledge workers. The areas of cooperation cover various fields, including the support of technical experts on the part of Radiate or the possibility to accompany bachelor theses.

More information about the Computational and Data Science program can be found here.

 

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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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.

Gleb Kopylov (left), Jan Schenker (right)

Jan Schenker and Gleb Kopylov join the Radiate team

Radiate Engineering & Design is happy to welcome two new team members!

First up is Mr. Jan Schenker, a talented CFD Simulation Engineer with a lot of experience in the aerodynamics at the highest level of motorsport, the Formula 1. There, he learned to push the boundaries of technology to maximize the performance. A lesson he will put to good use for the ambitious projects waiting for him at Radiate.

Secondly – and also with a background in the automobile sector – Mr. Gleb Kopylov joins Radiate as a Mechanical Engineer. Gleb honed his skills of CAD and FEA by designing and improving components for light sport aircrafts at CSA and by developing strength and failure analyses of elevator components at Schindler. He also worked as a System Engineer at Volkswagen Slovakia.

In their free time, both Jan and Gleb like to ride their bikes and spend time in the outdoors – needless to say, both activities go very well with the Radiate team.

Radiate welcomes the two new members and wishes them well with their efforts.

 

 

Sponsorship for DroGone

DroGone – the Drone-Catching Drone – is a project that aims to address the rising public security threats with regards to drones.

The ETH focus project from various students differs from current anti-drone systems in the retrieval aspect. While most try to damage and thus crash the enemy drone, DroGone tries to retrieve it in one piece. This makes it possible to engage with enemy drones in public settings, e.g. over open-air festivals, large-scale sporting events, etc. without risking injury of citizens by debris.

Radiate Engineering has been supporting DroGone as a Sponsor and is happy that the students gave their final presentation and successfully launched DroGone!