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Wireless Technologies

Wireless devices are those that communicate with a greater electronic ecosystem through controlled intentional electromagnetic emissions, which are colloquially known as radio. Wireless technologies usher with them convenience and connectivity, unconstrained by cables, to make information more widely and immediately accessible and to automate more aspects of our lives and businesses than ever before. Connectivity Wired forms of connectivity such …

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Fluid Flow Analysis Utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics

By Grey Lerner, Mechanical Engineer Determining the flow state of fluids is required in order to solve many types of engineering problems. Gases and liquids, both considered fluids, are used for many purposes including system temperature control, media transport, atmospheric control, and automation. Ascertaining how fluids will flow through a system can be critical to its operation.  A fluid’s flow …

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Jamie Kelso – Employee Spotlight

Jamie Kelso, Mechanical Engineer “The people who work here are really the best thing. It’s a good collection of really smart people – I know that gets said a lot, but it’s true. It’s also great that people can move around into different positions. For example, if your current department is a little slow, but you have experience in a …

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President’s Corner – Connectivity Trends and Challenges

By Bill Huseby As the Internet of Things (IoT) evolves, more companies have made connectivity a major priority for their organizations. By 2020, there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices, and that number is expected to rise to 64 billion by 2025*. That’s a whole lot of connectivity and data! With billions of embedded devices that allow sharing of data …

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Top Design Tips for DFM

By Michael Gist When you design a part, there are many factors to consider. Beyond the usual fit, form and function, and material selection; an engineer needs to be thinking about Design for Manufacturing (DFM). Including DFM up front will lead to a better solution for your final product. In this paper you will learn more about DFM, why it’s …

WHAT IS ROBOTICS?

by Peter Nikiforov, Mechanical Engineer WHAT DOES ROBOTICS ACTUALLY MEAN? The word “robotics” can elicit images of humanoid robots replicating human behavior, but the term has a more general use in engineering. Modern robotics is an interdisciplinary field dealing with designing, building, and operating machines that automate labor. Robotic machines typically consist of moving parts, sensors, actuators, computers and often …

Technician shows subsystem testing using tools to identify issues in product development.

HOW EARLY SUBSYSTEM TESTING IMPROVES PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Early component and subsystem testing allows for data-driven decisions that drive the product design of components, subsystems, and systems to meet the product requirements. Every client has a unique list of product requirements which are created to address a product’s functionality, reliability and robustness among other things. When working towards the best design for a product, we conceptualize, theorize and …

Systems Architecture in the V Diagram

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE: The Crucial Step Between Initial and Detailed Design

By Anthony Gittins, Software Engineer The design and development of any successful product or system involves a host of people from multiple disciplines; Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Firmware, Quality, Test and Manufacturing. In order for this diverse group to efficiently and cohesively design a product, everyone must be building on the same foundation, or system architecture. At SIGMADESIGN, our Systems Engineers …

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CONCEPT EXPLORATION, EVALUATION, AND DOWN SELECTION

By Daniel Stuart, Systems Control Engineer Systems Engineers bring value to the product design process by working with clients to understand the product requirements and then facilitating concept exploration and evaluation in order to select an optimal product. Clients come to SIGMADESIGN with a product idea or process challenge that will create/meet a market need or address a production opportunity. …