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Product Development Cycle

Understanding Levels of Engagement in the Product Development Cycle As a full-service Engineering and Product Development firm, SIGMADESIGN sees a tremendous variety of project types that we help through the product development cycle. SIGMADESIGN has capabilities encompassing everything from concept through production, so projects can range from building a quick prototype in two weeks, to a full scale development of …

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Alexia Rostow – Employee Spotlight

“I have experience in engineering production and manufacturing, with an emphasis on prototyping and assembly. My technical experience combined with my creative and liberal arts background allows me to think outside the box when problem solving, communicating effectively, and managing personnel.” Started at SIGMADESIGN in 2013 What was your youth like? I was born and raised in the Washington D.C. …

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President’s Corner – Manufacturing in the USA

By Bill Huseby, President & CEO While most of us associate manufacturing with Asia, there is actually a fair amount of it happening in the U.S. Manufacturing makes up 11.4% of the U.S. economy’s GDP and added $2.38 trillion to the economy in the last quarter of 2018, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. This occurs despite the fact …

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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 …

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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 …