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Helbling's goniometer increases efficiency in optical development projects

December 2022

December 2022 – Optical Systems In the world of technical optics, the scattering of light on technical surfaces and inside materials results in a wide range of effects: on the one hand, certain conditions, for example objective lenses in imaging optics, can ...read on

How to scale agile work in system development projects

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November 2022 – Home-, Office- & Catering Appliances Over the last 60 years, Helbling Technik has established a professional R&D service offering, successfully applied in thousands of third-party engineering development projects of increasing complexity. The service offering includes engineering and scientific excellence, development […]

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Requirements engineering benefits from simplicity

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October 2022 – Embedded Software & Elektronics The simpler the set requirements in system development, the better the result. However, this also means that requirements must be complete. Helbling’s experts have identified five steps to consistently focus on the essentials. This approach […]

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Circular economy provides new opportunities for mechanical and plant engineering

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September 2022 – Production Machines & Automation Systems The circular economy offers innovation potential that is sadly still being exploited far too rarely by Swiss companies. This model could help them to achieve their sustainability goals, proactively tackle future resource bottlenecks, and […]

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Robust sustainability reporting enables “impact” creation

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August 2022 – Home-, Office- & Catering Appliances The general trend towards enhanced sustainability requires robust sustainability reporting. Considering the limited enforcement, complexity, and dynamic development of sustainability standards, the implementation of a fit-for-purpose solution comes with opportunities and risks. Aiming for effectiveness, […]

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Tailored Resonant Piezo Actuators Make Ultrasound Vibrations Work for You

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July 2022 – Optical Systems & Microtechnologies Mechanical vibrations perform many useful tasks in our daily lives. Vibrations at inaudible high frequencies are particularly convenient as they can be very powerful and specific in their effect but are not perceived as a […]

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Shorter development time thanks to digital twins

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June 2022 – Production Machines & Automation Systems Digital tools have become indispensable in product development. The community is using digital twins to address the question. This aims to identify the effects resulting from the interaction of various physical active principles even […]

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Helbling Systems Democratize Precision Medicine and Novel Therapies

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May 2022 – MedTech Precision medicine is one of the latest frontiers in modern medicine for patient treatment. It uses genetic information or other biomarkers from an individual to create a tailor-made treatment for that patient. Helbling is currently working with many […]

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Data connectivity as an important key to successful innovation

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April 2022 – Software Engineering & Information Technology The interaction of several systems through target-oriented processing and data exchange opens up new possibilities that a single, isolated system cannot offer. Data connectivity is playing an increasingly important role in innovation. It can […]

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These techniques make artificial intelligence a success despite limited data sets

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March 2022 – Software Engineering & Information Technology Artificial intelligence (AI) is a driving force for the development of innovative medical products. Applying big data approaches is not particularly promising due to the limited size of typical medical data sets. Nevertheless, medical […]

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Helbling Zürich, Gebäude Obsidian

Freeform optics offer innovative illumination solutions

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February, 2022 – Optical Systems & Microtechnologies With freeform optical surfaces it is possible to direct light in any direction or area. The advantage of this is that these optical elements are suitable for both very specific and mass-market applications, opening up […]

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Design for non-compliant users by lowering the bar for interaction

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January 2022 – Design & Usability Product design and development should aim for a device that allows safe and effective use. This is especially true in the case of the trend toward the increasing fusion of medical devices and consumer goods. For […]

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Smart Design Enables Sustainable Solutions

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December 2021 – Home-, Office- & Catering Appliances Sustainability has become an urgent issue for all sectors of the economy.  As a leading engineering and consulting firm, Helbling plays a significant role by helping its business partners to succeed with their transformation […]

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Mobile robotics solutions can be implemented efficiently

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November 2021 – Mechatronics & Robotics Robotics is experiencing a boom and mobile robotics is playing a key role in this. More and more applications are using the ability to move and orient oneself independently in a changing environment. This trend is […]

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SEVEN KEYS TO UNLOCKING SUCCESSFUL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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October 2021 – Home-, Office- & Catering Appliances To bring innovation to life, you must move effectively from vision to market. Helbling experts have observed that this is becoming increasingly relevant, especially in view of ever new technological possibilities such as the […]

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How Ventilation Systems Reliably Increase Indoor Air Quality

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September 2021 – Calculation & Simulation The number of work activities carried out in indoor spaces such as offices or halls is constantly increasing. At the same time, awareness of the impact of emissions on indoor air quality in the workplace is […]

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Know-how is the key for successfully developing diffractive optical elements

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August, 2021 – Optical Systems & Microtechnologies Diffractive optical elements (DOEs) offer unique possibilities that are not able to be achieved with other optical elements. Designing them properly is complex; Helbling supports its partners with its know-how and experience in this field. […]

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Family Friendly Products – Why the children’s happiness can make parents happy, too

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“Boo-ooring. When are we finally there? How many times do I have to sleep until it’s my birthday? Is it still far?” Ever heard one of these? Such questions can make everyday family life a real strain, especially for parents. Because time […]

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Four technologies which tell us: “It’s the right time to bring intelligence to microcontrollers”

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Neural networks have become state of the art technology for data scientists in recent years. At the same time, data science vastly grew in importance for product releases. It not only helps gain market insights, but also enables new customer values such […]

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Sustainability and Consumer Goods: Why the Product Development Approach Makes the Difference

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Today for a business, sustainability does not only mean looking greener. More and more companies now have clear sustainability goals such as science-based targets and develop their sustainability strategy based on the 17 United Nations Development Goals (see Fig. 2) and the […]

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Design and Usability: why the user is always right

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We have been offering services for design and usability since 2014. Our portfolio ranges from medical devices and lab equipment, sanitary and household equipment, to power tools and industry plants. For a complete product development, we work closely with our engineers. This […]

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Hybrid classification: What do you do when machine learning hits some limitations?

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When talking about data and its analysis, machine learning comes to mind very quickly, and indeed machine learning has provided excellent solutions in many of our projects. However, we have sometimes hit some limitations as well, for instance when certain data are […]

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