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Customized Product Testing for Product Success

By Douglass Burnette, Test Lab Manager Product Testing At SIGMADESIGN, we provide customized product testing to ensure our clients’ products are ready for market. Many of our projects are confidential, and therefore, cannot be shared. Luckily, I can share how I use a wide variety of our testing equipment to help test and perfect my “Friday beer”. Now, I don’t …

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – PAM DESHON-STEPP

Position at SIGMADESIGN: Engineering Project Manager Time at SIGMADESIGN: 1+ years {I value being surrounded by people who treat each other well and do great work.} I am a Project Manager with 19 years of mechanical design and management experience. My experience includes strategy and planning, deployment, technology integration, bench-marking, requirements definition, and team leadership. I enjoy project management on a variety of …

EMPLOYEES JUL – SEP 2017

SIGMADESIGN announces new additions to the firm. In Quarter 3 of 2017 we added more talent to our team. These new employees have joined our team with expertise ranging from Firmware Engineering to Test Technicians and Administrators with specialized skills. SIGMADESIGN is planning to add even more team members to enhance our service offerings for you in 2017. Employees hired in July 2017: Tonya Reynolds …

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – TYLER MCNAMARA

Position at SIGMADESIGN: Director of Engineering Support Time at SIGMADESIGN: 10 years 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 …

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 …

SOFT GOODS DEVELOPER

In order to meet the expanding needs of clients, SIGMADESIGN recently hired our first Soft Goods Developer, Koko Wright. This new role was created to provide exemplary services for the growing industry of wearable technology and to expand on the firm’s promise to provide concept through production services with high quality and efficiency. Embedding electronics and electromechanical systems within softgoods …

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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 …