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!
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.
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
Additive Manufacturing has reached a turning point. In the meantime, it has become a disruptive technology whose capabilities and price points, especially in the area of development projects, have long since become competitive with “classical” production methods. While the moment and magnitude of impact varies with the nature of the product and production processes, it is time for every manufacturer and developer to recognize and understand the chances and opportunities of Additive Manufacturing.
Radiate Engineering has been working on various projects for quite some time, in which additive manufacturing is becoming increasingly important. Whether it’s developing an innovative orthosis or designing a rechargeable battery box for a transport drone (as shown in the pictures below), mechanical and design components in the internal composite lab are always developed using additive manufacturing and some are fiber reinforced plastics combined.
Timothy Habermacher, Managing Director at Radiate Engineering, comments: “At Radiate, Additive Manufacturing has become an established production technology for various industries and customers. Especially when it comes to highly loaded and functional prototypes, we use Additive Manufacturing in combination with fiber-reinforced plastics. The combination makes it possible to produce economic prototypes in order to generate user feedback as quickly as possible.
Worldwide and also in Switzerland the community which cultivates the open exchange of knowledge is growing. Professional open-innovation platforms such as Atizo, or the FabLab for the maker community were recently established. The philosophy of open-prototyping or open innovation is consciously delimited by the usual closed development processes, whose “exclusivity” by Schumpeter in 1942 was called “a substantial income for the innovator”. In contrast, the supporters of the “open” approach believe that the opening of the process significantly increases the potential for innovation. And this ultimately also helps the client of an innovation project. From the very beginning, Radiate Engineering was committed to the “open” concept. In its latest issue, the Technische Rundschau has dealt with the subject and has also written an article in which Radiate is featured.
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