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People Power: Michael Collins, Mechanical Engineer

Press release date: Nov 08, 2012

Michael Collins started at Sigma Design Company several years ago as a mechanical engineering co-op student. Michael was studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Mechatronics and Product Design at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. After graduation he began his career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia, PA as a mechanical engineer. After some prodding he returned to Sigma being hired full-time in April and is working on new project engineering and design. Michael also supports manufacturing and work cell development.

As a Mechanical Engineer, Michael brings a sound understanding of engineering fundamentals and creativity to Sigma's clients and projects.

Recently, he has worked on the WATTLOTS Solar Power Arbor's(TM) ; a Sigma-manufactured solar tracking base for PV solar parking lot canopy systems.

He has also worked on our Glen Mills French Press G-M(TM), which is used for Life Science cell studies. The system provides cell homogenization for researchers. His latest design project is a novel exercise device whose purpose is to assist users while performing squats, and a saucer for children to use in the ocean where they will moved from the incoming wave before being placed back on the beach.

Michael enjoys the variety of projects he works on at Sigma. "Every project forces me to gain insight into a topic I had never looked at before," he said. When he's not working, Michael spends a lot of time at the beach, since he is an avid surfer. He also enjoys woodworking and is a home brewer.

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