Design for Manufacturing Best Practices

In recent years Design for Manufacturing (DFM) has gained popularity as manufacturers around the world continue to compete, pushing the entire industry to pursue best practices and operate more efficiently. DFM is also closely related to the concept of Design for Assembly (DFA).  Both

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Meet Nicole Walden

For our third honoree, SigmaNEST introduces Nicole Walden. Walden works as the Manufacturing Support Manager at Astec, Incorporated. Astec opened its doors as a startup in 1972, and has since become a leading asphalt mixing plant that prides itself on being a “customer-driven company.”

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State of the Industry: Manufacturing Update

Large promises and predictions were made in the beginning of 2017. Experts forecasted continued growth, cobotics and 3D printing. How is the manufacturing sector really performing this year? It’s hard to believe, but we are halfway through 2017. Let’s look at how the industry has performed in these first

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Meet Kartika Phadke

SigmaNEST would like to introduce one of our very own, Kartika Phadke. Phadke serves as a senior software developer on the SigmaNEST User Interfaces and User Experience team. As the Scrum master of the team she provides leadership and assistance to ongoing development work,

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Week of Making: Celebrating Makers in The U.S. on Instagram

Did you know about 40% of the goods we buy are made in the United States? Since the industrial revolution, Americans have had a fascination with making our own goods. In recent years, the DIY (do- it-yourself) trend has taken off, so much so

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Meet Kari Adkins

Meet Kari Adkins, the IT and Software and Electrical Controls Director at Friesen’s Incorporated. Friesen’s Inc designs and manufactures custom automated processing equipment for top fortune 500 food producing companies like Smithfield, Kraft, Hormel, BoarsHead, and Nestle. All Friesen’s products are designed according to the customers

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Women in Manufacturing

Women make up about 47 % of today’s workforce, but when it comes to the manufacturing industry they represent around 29% of employees. While this statistic is obviously lower than the first, it’s a growing one! Two years ago in 2015, women only represented 12% of the industrial workforce.

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American Made- How Hard Can It Be?

SigmaTEK’s Cornel Warren and Jandre Terreblanche are getting their hands dirty in the all-new mini series, American Made. The part one of the mini series premiered Thursday May 11th when the duo met with CEO, Don Colbertson at Omni Technologies.Omni Technologies, located in Greendale, Indiana is a manufacturing company

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5 Clicks: Import to Report

Process Your Work Orders Faster When you use powerful software, it can sometimes feel complicated or confusing to navigate through all the options. That's why the expert software developers at SigmaNEST have taken the guess-work out of the cutting machine programming workflow. Import your files

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Most Successful SigmaTEK Academy Yet!

Nearly 100 manufacturers joined us at our signature annual event, SigmaTEK Acadmey. SigmaTEK Academy is an open community conference designed to empower professional fabricators and manufacturers by providing them with in-depth knowledge and training from leading industry experts. The theme of the conference, held at the Sharonville Convention

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