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SIGMADESIGN

We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts focused on product design, machine design and engineering, and manufacturing.

From all of us at SIGMADESIGN, we wish you a wonderful thanksgiving holiday.

Our offices will be closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th.

#thankful #thanksgiving2022
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Are you looking for UAS product design or engineering solutions? SIGMADESIGN is now open at the Pendleton UAS Range! We are working out of the Innovation Hub in the WWII hangar. As they say at the range, “a drone isn't proven until it's Proven In Pendleton”.
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Learn more about the Pendleton UAS Range at: https://bit.ly/PUR-Home
Learn more about SIGMADESIGN at: https://bit.ly/3GGOF1Z
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#pendletonuasrange #sigmadesign #ProveninPendleton #OperateinPendleton #Future #hangarspace #testing #easternoregon #dronetesting #pendleton #research #Drones #researchanddevelopment #testpads #ReadyForLaunch #tech #droneflying #VFR #flying #engineering #innovation #dronedevelopment #LeterBuck #CAD #UASRange #clearskies #UAStesting #pilot #Pendleton
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SIGMADESIGN utilizes full model shop capabilities for product development and many other client needs. Our concept through production, in-house services include expertise in fabrication and manufacturing technologies. We deliver custom, high-quality parts per the needs of our clients.

SERVICES
+Machining
+Prototyping
+Production
+Flat Pattern Cutting
+Forming
+Etching/Part marking
+Welding
+Finishing
+Grinding
+Molding/casting
+3D printing: specializing in MJF

In addition, we are designated as ITAR so we are able to provide shop services for defense and space related industries.

#shopservices #fabrication #machineshop #safety #aerospace #automotive #consumerelectronics #defense #semiconductor
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Support the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) in the 2022 GTA Annual Awards, which will include nominations for the Tech Leader of the Year award and the STEM Education Leader of the Year award.

The Tech Leader (Individual or Company) of the Year award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement on the part of an individual or company that principally provides technology products, services, or support in the Columbia River Gorge. All technology sectors are eligible, as are sectors not traditionally characterized as technological if the individual/ company has an extraordinary commitment to innovation or using technology.

Nomination forms must be received no later than November 15, 2022!
#gorgetech #GTA #STEM #engineering

https://crgta.org/headlines/2022-annual-tech-awards-nominations-now-open
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It was a great evening at the PNDC Annual Dinner networking and reconnecting with our friends and business partners!

Erica Bogard from SIGMADESIGN, the incoming Board Chair for PNDC, spoke about the future of PNDC including: expanding into more of the PNW (Oregon, WA, Montana and Idaho) and continuing to have an international presence.

Thanks to all the @PNDC staff and members that helped with organizing this fantastic event once again!

#PNDC #AnnualDinner #events #networking #defense
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SIGMADESIGN recently hosted a grand opening at Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Range (PUR).

SIGMADESIGN has expanded its services in partnership with the PUR and is providing CNC machining, build support, testing and engineering to serve customer needs at the range.

Our goal with this partnership is to bring additional capabilities to the test range that make the development of innovative technologies easier for the clients using the range.

#pendletonuasrange #ProveninPendleton #OperateinPendleton #testing #easternoregon #dronetesting #pendleton #research #Drones #researchanddevelopment #testpads #ReadyForLaunch #siteinspection #droneflying #VFR #flying #gigabit #fiber #cuttingedge #dronedevelopment #LeterBuck #development #UASRange #clearskies #UAStesting #pilot #Pendleton #aviation

See link to the article in our bio.
https://www.eastoregonian.com/news/local/sigmadesign-hosts-grand-opening-at-pendleton-unmanned-aerial-systems-range/article_4dc67826-56d0-11ed-b9ca-c7fa19c07794.html
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SIGMADESIGN is working with the City of Pendleton to develop support services at the Range to serve customer needs on-site by providing part or component repairs, builds, engineering and development. A shop facility at Pendleton Unmanned Aircraft Systems Range (PUR) is being added along with access to product development support services. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) products currently being tested at the range include innovations in defense, technology, agriculture, communications and medical industries. This partnership will provide enhanced engineering, integration, CAD modeling, and rapid prototyping.

Find out more here:
https://www.sigmadzn.com/sigmadesign-product-development-engineering/media-press/

#pendletonuasrange #ProveninPendleton #OperateinPendleton #Future #hangarspace #testing #easternoregon #dronetesting #pendleton #research #Drones #researchanddevelopment #testpads #ReadyForLaunch #siteinspection #droneflying #VFR #flying #gigabit #fiber #cuttingedge #dronedevelopment #LeterBuck #development #UASRange #clearskies #UAStesting #pilot #Pendleton #aviation
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How do you know that your product will be fully functional? It’s important to conduct test analysis early in the product development life to avoid arriving at a defective product.

Identifying potential defects during testability analysis, specifically during requirements definition will be cheaper than if the bug is found later in the development cycle after the code has been written.

A Regression Test is a test done on a program to confirm that a developer’s change didn't interrupt or break any existing functionality. This is done to ensure the product works fine with new functionality, bug fixes or any change in the existing features.

Need software development help? We’re bananas about software! Connect with us to learn more.

#regressiontesting #software #softwaretesting #python #softwareengineering #productdevelopment #softwarejobs #jobs #engineeringjobs #gobananas #itsamonday #camas #portland #seattle
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Part cost, assembly cost, and reliability are some of the factors that drive the differences between engineering a product for a low volume versus a high volume production. How are production volumes used to determine manufacturing processes? What are some of the differences between low and high volume product designs? What are some of the greater implications and considerations when planning to produce a high volume product? Let’s explore these questions.

Read more on the subject of product manufacturing in our blog post (Part 1 of a 3-part series). In this first segment, we dive into defining production volumes, and explore examples of selecting a manufacturing process for a product such as sheet metal, or CNC machining vs. die casting. Finally, we’ll look at DFX to understand more design considerations for higher volume manufacturing. DFX is a Lean Six Sigma term adopted by many to describe focus on specific design attributes.

Special thanks to author Michael E. Jones, Systems Engineer at SIGMADESIGN for the content included in this post.

For a link to the blog check out sigmadzn.com

#lowvolumeproduction #manufacturing #manufacturingexcellence #engineering #engineeringservices
https://www.sigmadzn.com/2022/08/09/how-production-volume-can-affect-a-products-design-part-1-defining-volumes-process-and-dfx/
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Do you need a part that is now obsolete? Do you want to make a perfect accessory for a product already in existence? Do you want to measure your machined parts to ensure their quality? If the answer is yes to any of these or other similar needs, we can help.

SIGMADESIGN's metrology department uses an ATOS 3D Scanner to provide valuable capabilities for our clients ranging from 3D scanning to measurement and automated inspection processes.

We can use the ATOS professional software to generate a surface comparison map of the actual part to the CAD file that can be used to evaluate 3 dimensional variations. The ATOS allows for reporting the slightest deviations from the original part or 3D model. We can then use that data to 3D print and verify parts as needed.

The ATOS 3D scanner provides the basis for a diverse range of measuring tasks including:

+ Improving our GD&T profiling and QA process
+ Measuring organic shapes more accurately and efficiently
+ Reverse engineering obsolete parts
+ Designing test fixtures that perfectly pair with a product
+ Facilitating accessory design for products not designed by us

#metrology #reverseengineering #qualityassurance #engineering #3dmodeling
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Are you looking for custom machine design and automation expertise?

Our team will work with you from the beginning of your project to understand your needs, then design and build a custom system to meet your automation requirements. Each machine begins as your idea – from Aerospace to Home Automation, Degradation Testers to Vision Systems – SIGMADESIGN provides expertise in automation.

Learn more by connecting with us about our custom machine design and automation expertise. ⠀

#ProductDevelopment #MachineDesign #Automation #Tooling #Fixtures #AutomationServices
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Do you need firmware expertise? SIGMADESIGN firmware engineers bring your products to life! From custom machines to smart phones to IOT devices, nearly every product today contains firmware. Our team follows best practices to design and develop solutions for any custom system. With respect to firmware engineering, we’re the consultant you want.

Our team can be your expert partner for embedded-systems design and firmware development services. We leverage our expertise in firmware and IOT to transform smart ideas into smart connected products for the world's most esteemed brands.

We have developed firmware for:
+ Medical instrumentation
+ Measurement devices
+ Process control
+ IoT Sensors, Gateways, Networks
+ And more

We have over 175 years of combined firmware experience and expertise. Learn more at https://www.sigmadzn.com/product-development-expertise/firmware-and-software-services/

#firmware #engineeringservices #professionalservices #smarttechnology
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At SIGMADESIGN, our firmware and software team provides custom software development. Our experts provide front-end, backend, database and server solutions for mobile apps, desktop applications, industrial controls applications, wireless and wired communications.

Our team developed a suite of custom sign-in apps to address visitor and employee tracking during COVID-19. These apps streamline the sign-in process while maintaining a backend database of visitor records required for ITAR compliance and additional safety measures.

The custom app in this video was specifically developed for recording data related to COVID-19 symptoms. Data entered automatically updates a database for regular monitoring.

Our team also created a sign-in app which streamlines the process, and automatically sends a notification to the person selected in the app that their guest has arrived. 8

If you are in need of secure, user-friendly, custom app development, give us a call to connect with our team of experts. 360.296.2600

#productdevelopment #appdevelopment #mobileapp #mobileappdevelopment #softwaredevelopment #softwareengineers #innovation #technology
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In this episode of the President’s Corner, I discuss how we are working on a new hybrid work environment. We’re currently in the process of bringing teams back to our offices.

Depending on the type of work they do, some of our teams have remained in our facilities throughout the pandemic. Others have converted to working from home, or hybrid schedules.

We also have employees who have been hired as full time remote. This presents new challenges in navigating the work environment and in keeping our culture strong.

I hope you enjoy the video. As always, please feel free to share your thoughts about what you found interesting or what you'd like to hear more about next time.

Cheers,
Bill

#presidentscorner #sigmadesign #productdevelopment #engineering #workingfromhome #work #office #culture #video
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Reminder! Sign up for a great conversation! Everyone is welcome.

SIGMADESIGN is proud to participate in a Gorge Women in STEM Spotlight Series! August 24th, please join the conversation as three women from SIGMADESIGN discuss what it is like to work in a product design and engineering firm. Panelists include: Lindsey Dotson, VP of Engineering and Corporate Functions, Ashley Brown, Mechanical Engineer, and Erica Bogard, Business Development Manager. The discussion will be directed and moderated by Leila Kaneda, Senior Computer Vision Engineer and Lead of Gorge Women in STEM.

The event will be held virtually on Wednesday, Aug 24 from 6-730pm PST. Make sure you register to get the zoom link to join!

Registration is free and required. https://forms.gle/m1641EcyGsFiHasGA

Can't make it? You can always catch the replay on the GWIS YouTube Channel.
#gwis #gorgewomeninstem #buildingcommunity #gta #gorgetechalliance #sigmadesign #companyspotlightseries #womeninstem #stem #steam #panel #virtual #event #august2022 #columbiarivergorge #productdesign
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