Tag Archive for: Simulation-Driven

Cost- and time efficient design finalization and prototype production for Positrigo AG

The technology from Positrigo AG offers precision medicine and makes functional imaging accessible for people worldwide. Radiate Engineering & Design developed and produced prototypes of a headrest for the NeuroLF seat, an ultra-compact brain Positron Emission Tomography system.

The collaboration with Positrigo included the following work packages:

  • Design Space Exploration: Evaluation of the existing components and technical requirements as well as the possible material/geometry combinations.
  • Structural Design and Dimensioning in Detail: Design of structurally loaded complex components using FEM as well as sensible materials and process selection.
  • Design Finalization and Prototype Production: Development of a cost- and time-efficient prototype strategy, including production planning and monitoring of prototype production.

Thanks to the cooperation with Positrigo and a huge team effort, the fast improvement, finalization and prototype production was made possible.

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!

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 Derap AG

Derap AG is a planning and engineering office for challenging customer projects.

Radiate Engineering has been contracted by Derap in order to develop a test report for a new mobility concept. We are looking forward to working for our new client!

Radiate at SWII Additive Manufacturing & Lightweight Technologies Conference

SWII is an exclusive industrial R&D partnering program with available funding for market oriented R&D projects via Eureka and Eurostars.

On September 25th, Radiate Engineering participated at the Additive Manufacturing & Lightweight Technologies Conference that took place in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

In his speech, Radiate CEO Timothy Habermacher emphasized how companies can improve their innovation processes through simulation-based engineering.



1st Symposium on Lightweight Design in Product Development at CMASLab ETH Zürich

CMASLab at ETH Zürich hosted the first edition of the symposium “Lightweight Design in Product Development” on June 18th 2018. The purpose of this symposium was to selectively address and discuss actual topics along the entire value chain from material to design and fabrication, sharing research achievements at the leading edge of research and application and discussing and exchanging ideas on future trends.

Jonas Schmid from Radiate Engineering & Design contributed by presenting the latest findings and possibilities of advanced hybrid laminates with a special focus on the lightweight potential of Carbon/Flax hybrid laminate structures. Radiate thus forms a bridge between the latest research findings and their practical application for the composites industry.

The abstract from Jonas Schmid is available for download.

Picture: Copyright Cmas Lab


Radiate takes part at CADFEM ANSYS Simulation Conference in Rapperswil on June 14th, 2018

On June 14, 2018, the 23rd annual meeting point for anyone involved in simulation technology or wishing to intensify it in the future is taking place for the 23rd time. All participants can expect a great deal of information from specialist lectures, as well as a CAE exhibition on complementary services and products. Radiate Engineering participates in this year’s conference and presents current work in the area of ​​simulation engineering.

For interested parties: further information / registration is available at www.simulation-conference.ch

CADFEM and Radiate enter into a cooperation

CADFEM (Suisse) AG is one of the pioneers of the application of numerical simulation in product development and one of the largest European suppliers of computer-aided engineering, as well as long-standing sales partner of the leading software producer ANSYS, Inc.

As part of a collaboration, CADFEM and Radiate will jointly carry out consulting projects in the field of FEM simulation. The goal of the collaboration is also to push forward the simulation-driven engineering in Switzerland and to increase the innovative power of Swiss companies.

Simon Grob, responsible for the simulation engineering at Radiate: “Simulations will be given even more importance in the future. We are pleased to work with CADFEM on a joint cooperation and to extend the know-how of Radiate in the field of numerical simulation in product development.”

Radiate with a lecture at “Composites in the Bicycle Industry”

The use of carbon in the bike industry means maximum lightness on two wheels, but the application possibilities of composites are far from exhausted. So what is the state of the art in the bicycle industry and the innovative power of the composites industry? This question is addressed at the first-ever forum “Composites in the Bicycle Industry”, an event organized by the Carbon Composites e.V. Switzerland (CCeV).

Radiate Engineering will participate at the event in form of a lecture on “Competitive advantages through more efficient engineering”.

The forum “Composites in the Bicycle Industry” will take place on June 29th, from 9:30 am to 5:15 pm at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur. Further information is available on the CCeV website.