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Make it Better and Improve Performance!

Dymax Corporation, located in Torrington, CT, is a leading manufacturer of advanced light-curable adhesives, coatings, oligomers, light-curing equipment, and fluid dispensing systems that work together to optimize manufacturing assembly processes.  Dymax came to Sigma Design Company to improve their WIDECURE® conveyor system. WIDECURE is a 25″ wide UV curing system with 700 mW/cm² of curing power. This system is typically used in industrial plants for the curing of adhesives during the assembly of aerospace, electronic and automotive components.  Dymax Corporation is well known for making manufactures more efficient and need to update the design of the WIDECURE with additional safety and performance features. Dymax presented Sigma with a solid and dependable machine, but a machine that lacked the features needed by its industrial customers and users. Learn more about Dymax here.

Sigma took their original prototypes and examined every single nut and bolt to do a complete redesign of the original machine. Aside from adding a number of safety and performance features to the system, Sigma greatly improved the user interface of the unit and overall quality and reliability of the system. The WIDECURE is aesthetically more pleasing and a truly gorgeous machine. Operators will be very pleased with its new ergonomic design and low level machine noise. Sigma’s new design also includes provisions for lifting and transporting the machine in a safer manner. WATCH VIDEO HERE!

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Dymax WIDECURE conveyor system at Sigma Design Company facility.

Sigma engineered several important features, making the new WIDECURE system a real state of the art unit. The control scheme of the machine was redesigned to be category 3 safety compliant.  Our engineers added an Allen Bradley PLC and HMI (Programmable Logic Controller and Human Machine Interface), and an open loop stepper system to smoothly lift and lower the UV lamp assembly.  Sigma turned a dependable machine into a world class system allowing the customer to better meet the needs of the industrial marketplace.

Contact Sigma Design Company about how we can improve your designs! 

SIGMA Networking with Federal Labs and Licensees to Accelerate USA Tech Commercialization

US investment in R&D at federal laboratories has been the fuel for long term US technology advancement and competitiveness – from space exploration to internet development. Now, more than ever, the private sector needs to bridge the chasm between the federal laboratories and the marketplace in order to boost the economy and propel hi- tech job growth. There are opportunities to harvest the $400 billion of annual US R&D spending* for high-tech products and high-wage jobs. Sigma Design Company (SIGMA) is one private company that is taking the lead in this arena by networking with federal labs and licensees and offering its comprehensive service suite for technology commercialization and total new product development.

Major government initiatives, such as the space program and other R&D initiatives, led to significant inventions such as the microprocessor chip, specialty materials, the microwave and the internet, just to name a few. These inventions have forever transformed our communications, social exchange, and lifestyle. Other benefits were the creation of trillions of dollars of economic value and numerous high-skilled and high-wage employment in the communications, computer, aerospace, consumer, media, social network and other industries.

SIGMA is stepping up to leverage its full range of capabilities for technology commercialization with resources of the Federal Labs Consortium (http://www.federallabs.org/). As you know, SIGMA offers concept designs, drawings and prototypes as well as engineering design services in the areas of failure analysis, electrical engineering, and machine engineering. With its new expanded facility in Middlesex, New Jersey, SIGMA offers on-site contract manufacturing cells with lean production and quality assurance services in New Jersey, USA. (SIGMA has several cells available.)

But there is more. One SIGMA collaborator adds industrial and human factor design to the total process; while another SIGMA collaborator adds strategic business design, planning, finance sourcing, market development and IP strategy services.  Such a coordinated Total New Product Development approach enables interactive dialogue and early validation with customers, markets and investors, to better deliver products for market with best ROI.

Contact us today to learn more about transforming patents and technologies into products and businesses. Email us at info@sigmadesign.net or call (732) 629-7555.

*Source: 2012 Biennial report ‘Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI)’ of NSF’s NSB, January 19, 2012 as reported in Manufacturing.net.

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Sigma’s Capabilities: Reverse Engineering for New Product Development

SIGMA Design uses in-house gage inspection techniques using 3D Scanning and FARO Technology to verify manufactured parts for products we design, as well as for reverse engineering of components supplied by our clients.

Reverse engineering is a viable method to create 3D manufacturing models from existing parts and system components. The process involves disassembly, inspection, measuring a component and reconstructing it as a 3D CAD model. Once captured the part can be manufactured anywhere to specified tolerances and materials.

Learn more about capabilities of SIGMA Design Company at http://www.sigmadesign.net/brochures.html 

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Congratulations to Client WATTLOTS Whose SolarArbor™ Won “Top 10 Cool Products of 2011” by NJTC

Client WATTLOTS was designated a winner of the “Top 10 Cool Products of 2011” by the New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) 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, of Middlesex, New Jersey,  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.

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

Please join us in applauding the Cimquest team for the great Update Meeting held on October 26th in Teaneck, New Jersey!

Cryo System Prototype by Sigma Design Company

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), Sigma Design Company

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.

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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, 2011, the latest MotionPower™ Express system, capable of generating sustainable electricity from moving vehicles. MotionPower™ assists vehicles in slowing down, and in the process, captures the slowing vehicle’s motion (kinetic) energy before it is lost as brake heat and friction, thus converting this energy into electricity.

DEMO MotionPower™ Express in Roanoke, VA – Designed by Sigma Design Company

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 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

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