Mould manufacturing for composite rims

For the development of their e-racing car, the EPFL racing team are manufacturing their own rims out of composite material. For laminating and curing of the composite, they have designed a two part mold out of epoxy tooling block. The Countdown Company supported the team by machining the mould according to their design. Collaboration...

Vacuum mould repair solution

Hilcona Gourmet SA, a company in the swiss food industry, was dealing with a damaged component on the production line. The Countdown Company offered a solution to save the expensive moulds. One of the main project constraints was the timing. The production is on almost 24/7, therefore a coordinated plan had to be established...

Deepfakes – Object Navigator

EPFL's laboratory of experimental museology (eM+) is preparing its next exhibition for the Artlab museum. “eM+ is a new transdisciplinary initiative at the intersection of immersive visualisation technologies, visual analytics, aesthetics and cultural (big) data.” The object navigator is a rotating platform carrying multiple screens with which the user can interact in a unique...

Torque Compensation Unit (TCU)

RUAG Space Mechanisms is a reference in the development of mirror actuators for in-orbit applications. In order to compensate for the torque generated by the flex pivot guiding the rotation of a mirror, RUAG Space proposed their client to integrate a Torque Compensation Unit (TCU). This mechanism has a similar behavior to a mechanical...

Custom Bike Frames

Development of a custom BMX bike frame for a local team. The goal was the production of approx 10 units. The proposed concept was a unique design that fits all riders. 3D design was made in collaboration with team members to capture most of the personal inputs. Material sourcing was a challenge since CrMo...

Spiral staircase

Design and study for an external staircase (2 stories). Galvanized steel structure, industrial design, delivered in small sections for easy assembly in an environment with difficult access. Assessment of the feasibility, detailed design, anchoring solutions on the ground and onto the existing building. Project remained on offer stage....