eNews from Sigma Design Company
Research, New Product Development & Manufacturing
November 2011For Clients and Friends
In This Issue
Sigma's Move to 200 Pond Ave is Complete!
Congratulations to WATTLOTS Whose SolarArbor Won "Top 10 Cool Product of 2011" by NJTC
New Product Demo of MotionPower to Generate Electricity from Moving Vehicles
Sigma Exhibited Cryo System Prototype at Cimquest Update Meeting
Our POV: A New Manufacturing Era is Critical to Grow America!
Sigma Participates at Middlesex County College Job Fair
People Power: Meet Maureen O'Callahan
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Our Move to 200 Pond Ave is Complete!


We are happy to report that our move to 200 Pond Avenue, Middlesex, New Jersey was successfully completed on October 28, 2011.  Please update your records and note our new telephone (732) 629-7555 and our new facsimile (732) 629-7556.


We look forward to serving you from our expanded 'Technology Commercialization and New Product Manufacturing Center' and meeting your total new product development needs, including local manufacturing in New Jersey.

Congratulations to Client WATTLOTS Whose SolarArbor™ Won "Top 10 Cool Products of 2011" by New Jersey Technology Council 


Client WATTLOTS was designated a winner of the "Top 10 Cool Products of 2011" by the New Jersey Technology Council on November 9th for their SolarArbor™ product. The base of the SolarArbor™ was designed by Sigma Design Company.


The SolarArbor™ is a uniquely styled parking lot canopy system that is specifically designed to retrofit existing surface parking lots providing substantial quantities of clean, renewable electrical energy where it is needed. 


Sigma Design Company developed the design for the base of the SolarArbor™ to provide stability and to enable rotation to maximize sun exposure. A working prototype is under testing in New Jersey and has already withstood an earthquake, a hurricane and a snow storm! 


Stay tuned for more information about the development of this renewable energy product by WATTLOTS and Sigma Design Company. 


Sigma Design Company - Turning Smart Ideas into Product Solutions

New Product Demonstration of

MotionPower™ System to Generate Sustainable Electricity From Moving Cars - a Design/Prototype by Sigma Design Company


New Energy Technologies, Inc. and the City of Roanoke, Virginia, jointly debuted on October 22, 2011the latest MotionPower™ Express system, capable of generating sustainable electricity from moving vehicles. MotionPower™ assists vehicles in slowing down, and in

MotionPower(TM)_Demo_2011_Octthe process, captures the slowing vehicle's motion (kinetic) energy before it is lost as brake heat and friction, thus converting this energy into electricity. The lead engineer for the company is Mr. Jerry Lynch, President of 
Sigma Design Company of Middlesex, New Jersey. Sigma designed and built the prototype of this clean alternative energy product.


This first-ever public demonstration of New Energy's brand new roadway technology was demonstrated with Sigma Design at the Roanoke Civic Center in Virginia, a high-traffic volume entertainment, convention, and cultural complex from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2011.


The live demonstration provided "important information that is the vital engineering link to rapidly developing our technology for commercial deployment." stated John Conklin, President and CEO of New Energy Technologies, Inc.


Once fully optimized and installed, engineers anticipate that MotionPower™ devices may be used to augment or replace conventional residential or commercial electrical supplies used to power roadway signs, street and building lights, emergency power storage systems and other electronics, appliances and devices used in homes and businesses.


Made in the USA - Made in New Jersey - Made by Sigma Design Company

Sigma Exhibited Cryo System Prototype at Cimquest Update Meeting in Teaneck, New Jersey


Sigma Design
Cryo System Prototype.
Please join us in applauding the Cimquest team for the great Update Meeting held on October 26th in Teaneck, New Jersey! 


It was our pleasure to demonstrate how we used Solidworks for product design and then built a complete prototype using Stratasys FDM 3D Printing machine (Cryo System Prototype). The Cryo System is a laboratory apparatus for more effective tissue sample preparation.  

Jerry Lynch, President (R) and Kathleen Lynch , Marketing (L)
We enjoyed meeting many attendees and sharing our passions about new product design and manufacturing. 

Over 200 companies participated in the one day event - including Stryker Orthopedics, LifeCell,

The Estée Lauder Companies, Konica Minolta and Con Edison. 


It was truly an inspiring gathering of professional product designers and engineers. 


Our POV: A New Manufacturing Era is Critical to Grow America!


Almost every local and global economy is suffering or worrying about a financial meltdown. Leaders and citizens alike are struggling and feel the sting of the dwindling economic pie. While some are complaining, some occupying and others grandstanding, at Sigma Design Company we are taking positive action by working to promote a New Manufacturing Era. We are doing this by investing, creating, producing and employing.


Sigma Design Company is bullish on the inventiveness and ingenuity of the American people. We believe in ourselves, our suppliers, our clients and our collaborators. We have more than 'doubled down' on US manufacturing by expanding eight-fold and by just opening (in October) a Technology Commercialization and New Product Manufacturing Center in Middlesex, New Jersey. 


We believe that we, and others like us, can compete right here in the USA and right here in New Jersey! We are doing this by conceiving, designing, and producing state of the art, high-valued, high-engineered systems and solutions for a range of industries. We bring team spirit, professionalism and innovative collaboration for total new product development and manufacturing. We seek to spur on others across this great land to stand up, work smart and be part of the solution to build a New Manufacturing Era. Come join us!


Sigma Design Company - Promoting a New Manufacturing Era

Sigma at the 2011 Middlesex County College Job & Internship Fair


Sigma was a proud participant on November 9 at the 2011 Middlesex County Job and Internship Fair. 

Sigma with its new 'Technology Commercialization and New Product Manufacturing Center' anticipates the need for engineering and technical professionals for high-wage, high-tech jobs in the coming years.

Sigma decided to jump start its sourcing efforts to identify quality candidates from New Jersey. "The Middlesex County Job Fair allowed us to put our name out in the marketplace and interact firsthand with potential candidates", explained Kathleen Lynch, Marketing at Sigma.
People Power: Meet

Maureen O'Callahan Sigma's Customer Quality Supervisor


Every team needs a capable all around player to keep them on track and Maureen O'Callahan serves this role for Sigma Design Company.  As Sigma's Customer Quality Supervisor, Maureen is the first point of contact for new customers. Our engineering team relies on Maureen, who prepares bills of materials for new projects, handles procurement and ensures on time receipt of materials to keep production moving. Rounding out Maureen's responsibilities are vendor management, accounting and shipping. She is surely the glue that holds the team together!


Maureen joined Sigma in 1999 after an18 year career with Fisher Scientific which spanned data entry, inside sales, project management and customer service. She is always ready with an encouraging word and, of course, with her famous bowl of chocolates which puts a smile on everyone's face. What Maureen likes best about Sigma is "the constant change of job details.Nothing is 'same old same old'. The job is ever changing along with our customers' requirements, therefore, it is never boring."

Sigma Design Company, LLC   Turning Smart Ideas Into Product Solutions

Located in central New Jersey, Sigma Design Company conceives, designs, prototypes, engineers and manufactures novel new products in the USA. We specialize in complex mechanisms, electro-mechanical devices, and analytical systems and appliances for the renewable energy, medical device/laboratory, clean technology, marine, filtration, consumer products and other sectors. Our professional team offers design engineering consulting, failure analysis, human factors design, and rapid prototyping services, as well as new product development, marketing and business development services. The company also offers manufacturing cells that are fully staffed and tooled - from 500 to 10,000 square feet.
The company started in 1962 and was acquired by its current owner in 1999. In October 2011, Sigma Design Company relocated, expanded and opened its 'Technology Commercialization and New Product Manufacturing Center' in Middlesex, New Jersey.
200 Pond Avenue, Middlesex, New Jersey 08846 USA

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