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

 

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!

 

Designed by Zirconicusso / Freepik

 

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!

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.

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!

 

 

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.