March 17th, 2014:
In the business we are in we make quite a lot of prototypes and do quite a bit of testing.  This work requires lots of tools, materials and space.  Although a nice prototype is very... read more
August 11th, 2014:
8am to 5pm, work, work, work. Seems like we are chained to the desk day in and day out, slaves to our job responsibilities until the end of the day when the chain leash becomes a little longer and we... read more
November 4th, 2014:
You’re hard at work on a project when you have to stop everything to fix a computer problem. You call your computer manufacturer’s help line, where a technician diagnoses and helps you solve the... read more
November 18th, 2014:
Designing can often lead to unexpected discoveries and new paths for the project that can strain the scope of work.  Creating time and flexibility in the schedule to vet out these new paths is... read more
November 24th, 2014:
Back in grad school I worked in a lab focusing my research on multidisciplinary optimization. What it entails is associating a cost function to a particular characteristic that needs to be optimized... read more
December 3rd, 2014:
As outlined in my last article the initial steps are critical to the success of any new product.  Now that you have cleared all the initial hurdles of validating your idea, devising a... read more
March 4th, 2015:
Ever stop and really appreciate your smart phone for what it is.  Instant gratification at the touch of a button … I mean… swipe of a screen.   Think quickly about the evolution.... read more
June 3rd, 2015:
Join us on Thursday, June 18th, to hear members of Goddard and CAPINC present on the future of product development and manufacturing. Goddard: How Next Generation Tools are Accelerating Design and... read more
April 26th, 2017:
After a brief, two year hiatus from my articles on the product development process, I am back with the next step in this undertaking!  If you are interested in the early phases of our process,... read more
June 7th, 2017:
As I was driving home the other day on windy back roads, I noticed that I was hitting a lot of yellow lights. Of course, like any rational human being, I put the pedal to the metal to make it through... read more