Lab & machine shop services
When you’re ready to see your product become a reality, SIGMADESIGN can help. After all, what would design and engineering be without a real-world prototype? For prototyping and fabrication, we offer a shop full of talented fabricators and sophisticated tools.
We believe in following your idea from concept through production. With our in-house machine shop, Engineers and Fabricators collaborate to build prototypes. We have skilled, hands-on professionals that are specialists in their craft and knowledgeable in multiple disciplines.
Whether you’re looking for a simple proof of concept or a full pre-production build, we offer a shop full of talented fabricators and sophisticated tools such as a 3-axis milling machines, lathes, and a rapid prototyping machine. It’s all a short walk from our Engineers’ desks, allowing for greater collaboration, faster turnaround and, ultimately, a better prototype.
We create simple, proof-of-concept prototypes using a method that is right for the project budget and scope. Our techniques include 3D printing, machining, welding, casting, composites and woodworking, and prototype PCB assembly.
In-house capabilities include welding, metal-forming, CNC cutting, wood-working abilities, and more. SIGMADESIGN can help you with nearly anything. We pride ourselves on our depth of knowledge and capabilities in a wide range of prototyping and fabrication approaches. Building model products ourselves leads to understanding and insights that help us improve how things are made. Ultimately, that means our clients get better products.
Depending on the needs of your project, we may use 3D printing, an additive process, or machining, a subtractive process where our machinists start with a block of material and cut it down either manually or with a CNC machine to reveal the desired part. Material use will vary upon the goals for the project or sample. We commonly work with aluminum, steel, plastics and wood. Our in-house capabilities often offer the best way for our clients to quickly get a completely functioning prototype or assembly fixture.