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Grey Lerner – Employee Spotlight

“An enjoyable thing about the profession, which I am continuously surprised by, is that so much of our world is calculable.” Time at SIGMADESIGN: 10 Years What was your youth like? I grew up in Western Montana, in the country. There was a lot of opportunity for me to partake in outdoor activities like hiking, hunting, biking and playing. My …

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

SIGMADESIGN ISO 9001:2015 Certification

By Bill Huseby, President & CEO To help support growth, continue to produce high-quality deliverables, and open our services to additional market sectors, SIGMADESIGN has worked hard to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification focuses on quality systems management, emphasizing risk analysis and management. Improving our company processes will help us continue to meet our clients’ project requirements consistently and …

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SIGMADESIGN Masks – Pattern and Instructions

The SIGMADESIGN Soft Goods Team produced a design for our own “sneeze guard” masks. As production ramps up, we are distributing masks so employees who need to come to the office because of work requirements can wear them.  Thankfully, the team is making more than enough of these for everyone at SIGMADESIGN. Many people (internal and external to SIGMADESIGN) have …

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Systems Engineering and Automation

Why Systems Engineering is important in Automation Development Automating systems or processes provides many benefits: increased productivity, improved quality and consistency, reduced costs, and increased throughput. Automation projects can be complex with an associated long list of requirements from the client, regulatory, and industry standards. Systems Engineers provide a holistic perspective, ensuring that every component and sub-component contributes to and …

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Four Pillars of New Product Introduction

By Piet Ganzer How do you launch a new product successfully? With New Product Introduction (NPI) which includes a series of critical steps to turn an idea into fully realized product. Successful NPI emphasizes four key pillars: A well-established NPI process Strong project management skills Design excellence Manufacturing process excellence New Product Introduction Process At SIGMADESIGN, we diligently follow these …

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Wireless Technologies

by Michael Barger 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 …

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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 …