JUNE 2015
Research, New Product Development & Manufacturing 
June 2015
for friends and clients
In This Issue:
Sigma Design Company

Happy Summer!  Here are the latest projects and announcements from Sigma Design Company...




Sigma Design is proud to have recently joined the Rockwell Automation OEM Program, which is part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ .


As we further develop this relationship we see opportunities to:

* Serve new market sectors.

* Improve technical competency in automation. 


Sigma and Rockwell will review and perfect best practice architecture and control design for our new machines using Rockwell Automation components and consultation support services. 


Pneumatic actuated, PLC controlled mechanisms can help manufacturers significantly reduce cycle times.

We are working on two such systems right now and are ready to get started on your project!  



An inventor needed a customized auger for an
unusual application. The problem was that it could not be produced using traditional  CNC machine methods or as an injection molded plastic part. So, a few hours spent with a product development expert at Sigma resulted in the complex blade geometry needed for the auger in a process that could be readily manufactured. 



With our Rapid Prototyping FDM machines we can take your design concepts and grow ABS plastic parts. Used as a quick, proof of concept development tool, parts can usually be created, manufactured and shipped in just two (2) 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.



Dustin Heitner

 When was the last time you were truly 'off' for the summer? Even during college more and more students spend summers working and learning in an internship opportunity.  At Sigma Design Company we are proud of our affiliation with several NJ universities and their cooperative education programs. Working with interns is a mutually beneficial experience because when we 'teach we learn again' and teaching an intern is just one way to recharge and revitalize.   It is a special partnership that brings great rewards to all involved. The 'excellent intern' brings the latest engineering theories to life in an applied setting. Our most recent intern, Dustin Heitner described his work at Sigma Design...


"From learning how to conduct yourself in a working environment, to carrying out tasks relevant to your area of study, an internship exposes a student to everything they are studying for.  The value behind producing work for a customer, rather than producing work for a grade is substantially greater.  An internship gives a student the opportunity to realize what they are studying for; it can even give them incentive to work harder back in the classroom to allow them to develop their skills as a better employee.  Internships are a necessary tool in shaping a student and preparing them for the career that they hope to pursue."


Dustin especially enjoyed refining his skills using SolidWorks on real projects (  Sigma Design uses SolidWorks in the design of new products and for simulation projects. To read about a project click here!
Sigma Design Company
Turning Smart Ideas Into Product Solutions

Sigma Design Company specializes in specialty machinery,  engineered systems development, and solving obstacles related to new product development. Experts in the commercialization of technology, Sigma provides cost-effective engineering, manufacturing, and laboratory services in the areas of analytical equipment development, electronics, filtration and separation technologies, food and beverage systems, and medical and surgical devices.

Industry averages show that over 50% of most new product development projects fail. Sigma's team uses advanced engineering, simulation, and rapid prototyping to successfully reduce risks and costs associated with failures. In fact, since 1999, Sigma Design has delivered over 1,000 successful design and engineering projects saving manufacturers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

From smart engineering ideas to sound product solutions, Sigma is your single source engineering and manufacturing solution partner.

Headquartered in Middlesex, New Jersey, Sigma has 50 years of experience. Staff and associates are located in New Jersey, Louisiana, and France.  
200 Pond Avenue, Middlesex, New Jersey 08846 USA

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