Mark Schoening, Director of Industrial Design assist students.

SIGMADESIGN Invests in Local Industrial Design Education

Mark Schoening, SIGMADESIGN’S Director of Industrial Design, has been working in the field of Industrial Design/Design Engineering for over 26 Years.  In his free time, Mark has taught ID classes at several universities in California and Oregon, including the University of Oregon.  Additionally, Mark stays involved in the schools located near the office: volunteering for speed networking, serving on an …

An Experience in Cooperation

by John Schlottmann | Director of Business Development SIGMADESIGN Supply Chain Management, Fabrication and Manufacturing expertise facilitates completion of Ziba project. Ziba was in the final stages of completing development of the AccuFit ℠ Digital Measurement System.  The AccuFit ℠ System, developed for LensCrafters, was the first digital measurement system in the US and Canada.  The primary technology behind the system …

Acclimates

A Heater that Divides and Conquers

We agree with our partners and clients at CADET:  electric ‘zonal’ heating is the most efficient way to heat a house.  A zonal heater allows heating of one or two rooms, instead of the whole house; it allows heating of a room – say a bathroom – quickly, just long enough to get ready for work.   And using electrical energy …

All Aboard the Steam Engine!

by Will Pickering | SIGMADESIGN Electronics Technician   I have always liked trains, but instead of playing with models, I jumped straight to the real steam engines. There were tracks across the river from my parents’ house growing up.  My dad knew one of the crew members and we always talked about getting a ride; but before we could, that railroad …

Investing in Local Education

At SIGMADESIGN we believe in investing in the next generation of designers and engineers.  We have been fortunate to have opportunities to do this in a variety of ways.  Our engineers have volunteered their time to mentor high school students, guiding them in their robotic engineering efforts.  Our President Bill Huseby has spoken to design students in the college classroom.  …

Experiencing Thailand (Chinese & English)

泰国是东南亚的一个佛教国家。自从2006年第一次去泰国,我就喜欢上了这个国家。不仅是因为那里优美的风景,价廉的美食, 值得称道的是那里的人民的和气和谦逊有礼。 当陌生人相遇,一句双手合十立于胸前的 “ Sawadee Krup / Ka” , 让人如沐春风,即时便可体会到泰国人的 有礼而好客。你也能够从他们谦卑的笑容里感觉到真诚而毫无做作。 在我两次的泰国之旅后,还始终觉得对这个国家兴趣未减,游兴未尽。很高兴现在有机会能够被公司经常派往泰国工作。当然工作不同于旅游,我也深深地体会到这其中的差异. 对我来说,工作最大的挑战来自于语言,英文是我的弱项,这影响了我的交流技巧(Communication Skill)。今后我将努力的加强,以便能够给我们客户更好的服务。 由于在加入Sigma 以前的很多年里我一直在做设备维修和维护,再加上一年半多的时间里对我们各种Tools 日臻熟悉,所以我对于Tools 维护和维修还是极具信心。一直以来我的工作态度也是尽自己的最大努力达到顾客的满意,通过顾客的Feedback不断地改进自己各方面的缺陷,我是一个愿意接受挑战和改变的人。也希望自己在有生之年能够不断地进步。 毫无疑问,在泰国工作,对于我来说是快乐的,我很Enjoy 我的工作。当然, 有时候也会感觉到疲惫,尤其是Build Support,每天近4 小时的长途跋涉让人 感觉很路途很漫长。所以在工作之余的周末,我喜欢到处走走,即可以体会泰国的文化,也可以放松心情,洗去身心的疲惫。 寺庙是泰国人常去的地方. 我虽然是一个无神论者,但我尊重每个人的信仰。在那里我看到了泰国人对宗教的虔诚,我想宗教(佛教)也许正是多数泰国人内心平静,待人之诚,无欲无求的根源。 来到泰国一定要享受这里的沙滩和阳光。上次的Build Support, 一个阳光灿烂的Sunday 我来到了华欣的海滩,度过了一个愉快的周末,很是享受了这里的日光浴。所以亲爱的同事们,如果下次,你看到我 如果变得很黑, 可请不要感到惊奇。那个下午我写了一首华语诗或许可以表达我当时的心境。 周末偷闲 周末沙滩躺椅上, 面朝大海晒太阳。 春天虽然没来到, 却是心花满胸膛。 亲爱的同事们,真心希望你们能够来亚洲,来新加坡,来泰国,来中国走走,体会一下我们这个美好世界不同的风景和文化。祝愿我们这个世界能够能够永远和平 美好。 English: Ever since my first visit in 2006, I have developed a strong emotional connection with Thailand. Beautiful sceneries, delicious (yet …

The Mighty Bowl Food Truck Outside SIGMADESIGN

Core Values at Work

It’s great for a company to have core values. In our office, we have our six core values posted in several places – it’s impossible to get very far from them. What is even better is that these core values are part of the makeup and personalities of the individuals within the company. One of SIGMADESIGN’s core values is to …

Core Values: Take time to Laugh

As SIGMADESIGN continues to grow, I feel it is important for me to expound on the core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our business strategy. In continuing this effort, I have come to one of my favorites – Take Time to Laugh. Boil this value down, and it essentially means that we all live the …

Bill Huseby, President

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 …