eNews from Sigma Design Company
Research, New Product Development & Manufacturing 
July 2013
Bimonthly publication
for clients and friends
In This Issue:
Summertime Toy Ready to Hit the Waves
No Toying Around
Need a Prototype? Sigma Can Deliver

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Summertime Toy Ready to Hit the Waves  


Sigma Design helped turn inventor John O'Shaughnessy's beach toy idea into a reality.  


Swash Board is a circular disk with handles on each side and a rope handle that children can use to play in the ocean. Sigma created the first working prototype.  

The Swash Board prototype built by Sigma Design.


O'Shaughnessy came up with the idea after he watched his kids sit on their boogie boards along the sand and wait for waves to ride up along the shore. "Once the waves came up along the shore the kids would be moved around by the water. We thought it would be better if the device they were sitting on was round then they could spin, move around faster and farther.  Also, having small children, we liked the idea of the kids being able to play on a watercraft close to the shore and not too far out in the ocean.  So once we returned home from the shore we decided to go for it and have a prototype made," O'Shaughnessy said.   


The design can float holding a person weighing 60 lbs or less. Sigma created the disc using density foam, layered with fiberglass to create a hard finish. Orange neoprene was put on the topside to create a soft pad to sit on and to create a colorful look.


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No Toying Around


Think toys are merely child's play? Think again.

Sigma was hired to design and create a working prototype for the animatronic children's dog toy, Loveable Lola, which can be used for further manufacturing and design efforts.   


CAD Designer Hayati Dirim works on Loveable Lola.

Lola, a female boxer canine talks when the front right paw is pressed. She then walks, wags her tail, wiggles her hips, moves her head up and down and side to side.  


Sigma used mechanical design, electrical design, and auxiliary component design skills in the making of this intricate prototype.


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



SIGMA Design Company- Turning Smart Ideas into Product Solutions  

Need a Prototype? Sigma Can Deliver 

Sigma's 3D Rapid Prototyping FDM Machine can take your design concept and create it in three days.
Human head model 3D prototype.

A human head model was a recent prototype that Sigma manufactured for Kelly Burke, a doctoral candidate at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

The research lab is investigating sensory processing in Autism and other developmental disorders using EEG and fMRI. For one of their studies they needed to create a custom, high-density EEG cap. In order to know where to put the electrodes in the cap, they needed to print a head model with the points on them, and contacted Sigma.  After receiving the Solidworks (STL) file, the model was ready to be shipped 3 days later.

"Sigma Design was an easy pick for this project not only because they gave the lowest quote, but more importantly they were the best at responding right away, and printed out exactly what we wanted in less time than they estimated," Burke said. "Sigma answered all of our questions, took care of the paperwork, were careful about each detail, and the output head model is perfect! They made the process go so smoothly and accurately and I am already using the cap for our study."

To learn more about our 3D Rapid Prototyping services or to submit a file and receive quote, please visit:
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. 

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