eNews from Sigma Design Company
Research, New Product Development & Manufacturing 
January 2013
Bimonthly publication
for clients and friends
In This Issue:
Industrial Art in Motion - Energy Producing Sculptures Bring Jobs to New Jersey
Sigma is Looking to Grow by Partnering with New Sales Representatives
Sigma's Capabilities: 3D Rapid Prototyping

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"Working with Sigma Design for over the past 10+ years has been both enjoyable and rewarding. Sigma was able to take our concept ideas and turn them into reality. We have been involved in a number of projects together and cannot say enough about the support and dedication of the entire Sigma Team. We will, and have, highly recommended Sigma when asked to be a reference for potential customers offering our views and experiences in working with Sigma."



Christopher P. Constantine

Vice President

Maritime Solutions, Inc.  

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February 26-28, 2013

Houston, Texas 


Produced by Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Event Website 



March 22, 2013

New Brunswick, NJ 

NJTC Venture Conference  

New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC)    

Event Website 

Sigma will be an event exhibitor    



June 18-20, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

Atlantic Design & Manufacturing 

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June 21-26, 2013

Indianapolis, IN

2013 ASME Annual Meeting

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)



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Sigma proudly supports
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.'s (NJMEP) Made in New Jersey initiative!

Made in New Jersey


Happy New Year!


We are delighted to share with our clients and friends relevant insights and announcements about new technologies, products, and solutions for successful technology commercialization and new product development. 


Join us in promoting a New Manufacturing Era for local manufacturing in New Jersey and throughout the USA. Share your news or thoughts with us at or (732) 629-7555.


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Industrial Art in Motion - Energy Producing Sculptures Bring Jobs to New Jersey    


Giant solar parking canopies are springing up all over NJ. While designed to capture solar power, they also succeed in overpowering their surroundings. These large, angular structures installed in parking areas typically block the stores and municipal buildings that they service.


When the team at Sigma Design first saw the rough sketches for the PowerArbor™ they immediately saw that this would be different. Working closely with their client WattLots LLC, the Sigma team developed the detail design and manufacturing package for the PowerArbor™

The Power Arbor™ system located at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights, NJ. The bases of solar installation were designed and manufactured by Sigma Design Company.

Photo courtesy of WattLots LLC

including the solar trackers whose challenge is to maximize the annual capture of energy. Sigma succeeded in developing the unique rotational capabilities of these trackers, which allow the
PowerArbor™ to capture 25% more energy than from traditional stationary canopies. It is amazing to watch the LITEBeam™ PV panels rotating with the arbors following the sun's path



The PowerArbor™ parking lot canopy system is designed to harness clean, abundant solar energy, but is also an inspiring blend of industrial art and technology. The structure has grace, fluidity, and curves in all the right places. It is an aesthetic addition to any landscape. Each arbor is on its own pedestal, removing the 'parking deck' appearance that is seen in most other installations.

Besides good looks and performance, Sigma had to make sure that it was structurally safe and

The above wind load simulation was performed by Sigma Design to determine wind-induced loads. This data was used to ensure the design was structurally suitable to withstand hurricane winds.

sound. A variety of tests were done to determine its ability to withstand hurricane winds. Then Hurricane Sandy happened. The installation was half installed when it hit-and as expected the system passed the most critical test of all with no damage at all.  


The first installation of the PowerArbor™ system can be seen at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights, NJ. It is estimated that this project will save the hospital $1.7 million dollars over the next three decades. The design, manufacture and installation of this MADE IN NEW JERSEY system was conceived by WattLots, LLC and installation by EMSA Solar. Not only did Sigma Design Company develop the manufactured design they are also the manufacturers of the proprietary solar tracker in Middlesex, NJ.


For more information about the WattLots PowerArbor™ system, visit:   



From left: Chris Connor, Director of Business Development at WattLots LLC; Maor Segal, Co-founder and Operations Manager at EMSA Solar; William Kaufman, CEO of WattLots LLC; Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright; Union County Senator Thomas H. Kean Jr. cut the ribbon at the ceremony held to celebrate the installation of the PowerArbor™ system

at Runnels Specialized Hospital located in Berkeley Heights.  

Contact us today and find out how Sigma Design Company can make your product a reality.        


Sigma is Looking to Grow by Partnering with New Sales Representatives 


As we start 2013, Sigma is poised with new in-house capabilities and a tremendous capacity for growth.

For the first time in company history, Sigma is looking to expand our network to partner with new sales representatives.

Sigma has developed target clients by territory and industry plus we maintain a substantial lead generation program. We have invested in new sales tools and collateral material including; clear application data, market pricing, competitive analysis and a comprehensive inside sales support group. Sigma's website,, continues to generate leads and it provides detailed information about our products, services and markets served. The website also includes an updated blog containing all of our recent success stories and company news.

Opportunities are available for the following territories: New York Metro and Long Island, Connecticut, Southern NJ and Philadelphia, Delaware and Maryland.

We have direct experience in several major market industry segments which include: medical equipment, analytical test equipment, filtration/separation, industrial machinery development, consumer electronic products, marine offshore equipment, alternative energy products and food industry products and systems.

If you or anyone you know would be a good fit for this position, or if you would just like to kick the tires to see if this might be good for you, please contact our President and owner Jerry Lynch direct at or 732-629-7555.

Sigma's Capabilities: 3D Rapid Prototyping 


Sigma provides in-house 3D rapid prototyping services for proof of concept review. Our rapid prototyping FDM machines can take your design concepts and grow ABS plastic parts.

This tissue embedder Cryo Unit was designed and fabricated in-house by Sigma.

Used as a quick, proof of concept development tool, parts can be created, manufactured and shipped in two days.     



Sigma Design is ready to: 

  • Take your geometry and produce prototypes.
  • Design new geometry and produce prototypes.
  • Develop and manufacture prototype devices, specialty production equipment and controls with testing capabilities in-house.


Fast design prototypes can be produced in various finishes and colors including:

  • Raw
  • Primed
  • Rubberized
  • Sanded
  • Embossed


To learn more about our 3D rapid prototyping services and to submit a 3D CAD drawing and receive a quote, please visit:  



Learn more about our capabilities by viewing SIGMA'S online brochures.      



SIGMA Design Company- Turning Smart Ideas into Product Solutions  

Sigma Design Company, LLC
Turning Smart Ideas Into Product Solutions

Located in central New Jersey, Sigma Design Company, LLC designs, optimizes and manufactures novel new products in the USA. Sigma's 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

Phone (732) 629-7555 |  Fax (732) 629-7556 |