WORKING IN CHINA AS A SIGMADESIGN ENGINEER

We recently sat down with Kristian Hansen, Mechanical Engineer at SIGMADESIGN, to discuss his travel experiences the last several months. Kristian has made four trips to China this year working on a project for one of SIGMADESIGN’s consumer electronics clients. Each trip averaged about two or three weeks. What was the purpose of these trips to China? SIGMADESIGN is performing …

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Applying the Best Principals

Project managers use different management methods depending on the client’s needs, their preferred style and the type of project. At SIGMADESIGN, we find that using different management methods in combination often results in the most effective project outcomes. Ultimately, methods that allow us to work as a fast, flexible team is our goal. Our Project Managers recently completed Agile project …

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER – LEADERSHIP

At SIGMADESIGN, we empower employees to be leaders. We look to the future and cultivate leaders that will have a lasting impact on the direction of the company. Throughout the life of SIGMADESIGN, I have seen engineers become managers, lab technicians become directors, and development specialists become executives. As the company rapidly grows, we expect more men and women to …

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SIGMADESIGN SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2018

What is our hiring philosophy? Grow by hiring, developing, and recognizing the best. Why an Internship Program? At SIGMADESIGN, we believe the inventive work we are doing is exciting and revolutionizing. We believe this creative and scientific work must continue long-term, so we are making efforts to invest in the next generation of engineers and designers. Our hope is that …

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – DOUGLAS BURNETTE – TEST LAB MANAGER

Position at SIGMADESIGN: Test Lab Manager Time at SIGMADESIGN: Eight Years {When I started, I just loved making and breaking things. But as time goes on, it has really become more and more about the people.} ~Douglas Burnette INTRODUCTION Since joining SIGMADESIGN in 2010, I’ve worked to grow the company’s in-house testing capabilities into an all-inclusive test lab. We found …

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EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – TYLER MCNAMARA

Position at SIGMADESIGN: Director of Engineering Support As Director of Engineering Support, I am fortunate to be involved in nearly every project at SIGMADESIGN at some level. From supporting engineers on exciting new R&D projects, to providing Test & Validation services, and performing assembly of prototype and production builds, my team encompasses a vast breadth of skills and capabilities. Above all, …

PRESIDENT’S CORNER: THE KEY TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

BY BILL HUSEBY, PRESIDENT & CEO I love product development, from Concept through Production. Many components have to be in place in order for great product development to happen. Sure, you need all the appropriate engineering disciplines. But you also need the other key contributors from Machinists, Technicians,  Buyers, Operators, Shipping/Receiving personnel and the plethora of other support crew.  However, all …

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH THE HP MULTI-JET FUSION 3D PRINTER

3D Printing isn’t new, but recent technology presents exciting cutting-edge developments that will transform and accelerate the product development process. Product development, as we know it, is entering a new era. The HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D Printer enhances the design process by condensing iteration timelines and allowing more freedom of design. The MJF allows prototyping of hundreds of …

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER: A BANNER YEAR

BY BILL HUSEBY, PRESIDENT & CEO WOW!  Can you believe another year has gone by?  It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write the first President’s Corner of 2016. 2016 was another banner year for SIGMADESIGN. Not only did we have our best year ever with respect to revenues but we grew from 137 folks on the …

HOW ANALYTICAL AND EMPIRICAL APPROACHES RESULT IN HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS

By Peter Nikiforov, Mechanical Engineer INTRODUCTION For Engineers, solving complex problems involves both analytical and empirical techniques to find comprehensive solutions. Engineers often use analytical approaches to solve problems, but in many cases, analysis combined with empirical findings lead to a complete solution. It is important to realize engineering is strongly dependent on both approaches and that they are not …