Bill Huseby: Your Next Guest Speaker

Are you looking for a speaker for your next monthly meeting?  Perhaps you are in a group of small business owners, wondering how to keep growing in a difficult economy.  Or maybe you are a member of an engineering, design or manufacturing group and are looking for someone who can help your members know how to thrive in this industry.  …

HP-SIGMADESIGN WEB PRESS COLLABORATION

Hewlett-Packard made public our industrial design work on their HP T400 Web Press, a giant Inkjet printer used for high-volume production of books, magazines and promotional materials. Working closely with the HP engineers in Corvallis, OR, the SIGMADESIGN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN team conceptualized, developed and refined all the external forms and details for this 75-foot-long printer. Design details for the web press …

Industrial Design Department Provides Bike Rack Design

By Mark Schoening, Director of Industrial Design Something had to be done – our lunchroom was overflowing with bicycles of all sorts: clunkers to racers, stingrays to stumpjumpers. Worse: as our once-spacious new building filled with more and more revenue-generating designers and engineers, there was less and less room for their self-powered transportation. Every Wednesday morning, the SIGMADESIGN folks would …

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Meet Gin Goh | Singapore Office Manager

In many ways, Gin Goh is a typical Singaporean: bilingual, well-traveled and of Malaysian descent. She lives with her family, which is common for unmarried young people in Singapore. She has two brothers who also live in Singapore, plus two terrapins (turtles) for pets.  Gin gets around her bustling city via its comprehensive system of public transportation and more often …

The Quick-Turn Tool Gets Client’s Production Line Running Again

by Ben Mergen, Mechanical Engineer At SIGMADESIGN, there is never a dull moment.  The variety of projects, from consumer electronics to medical equipment, keeps each department on their toes every day.  Recently, our design, machining, and lab capabilities were put to an extreme test.  One of our customers was faced with a sudden problem when a production line issue resulted …

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Electric Heating and Collaboration with Cadet Manufacturing

Long time SIGMADESIGN electric heating client Cadet Manufacturing recently introduced the newest product in its line of electric in-wall heaters: the Cadet Energy Plus Heater. The Energy Plus uses a digital thermostat that eliminates the large temperature swings, high energy consumption, and noise produced by basic on/off, bi-metal thermostats traditionally used with in-wall heaters. The launch comes after many months of …

Core Values: Help Clients and Each Other

At SIGMADESIGN we have a set of six Core Values that are the foundation on which the company is built. In the last issue of the SIGMADESIGN SATELLITE I talked about Integrity and what that means to us. In this issue I am going to expand on Help Clients & Each Other. When most people see the six core values posted throughout …

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LOCAL DESIGN STUDENTS COMPETE FOR TOP IDSA SPOT

Two local schools offer Industrial Design degrees: The Art Institute of Portland [BS Industrial Design] and University of Oregon [BFA Product Design].  Both have active student chapters in IDSA [Industrial Design Society of America], ID’s professional organization.  Every year, one student from each school is honored with an IDSA Merit Award, and the Design Students compete at the Western Region …

Core Values: Integrity

I would like to take some time in sharing each of our core values and what they mean to us. These values are not negotiable and will give you a glimpse of what holds the growing SIGMADESIGN Team together. More than five years ago, we set our sights on becoming the leading product development firm in the Pacific Northwest and to have fun …