December 15th, 2009:
Goddard Technologies supported HEI in the mechanical development of the “DNA Killer” as seen on the cover of Product Design & Development in January 2010. “As HEI moved forward to take... read more "Goddard Technologies, INC. Supports HEI With Development of "DNA Killer""
 
June 22nd, 2011:
An article by Andrew Goddard: For me, the most fascinating part of the process is ideation and design. Everything is new during this time. The mechanisms, the shapes, the textures and the colors... read more "Brainstorming: The Minds Behind the Design"
 
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March 12th, 2012:
Having just returned from my first trip to Shanghai, helping coordinate the design and manufacture of a new product for a client of ours, I was reminded of the importance of creativity in product... read more "The Importance of Creativity in Design, A Report From China "
 
March 26th, 2013:
It seems that these days nearly everyone (including certain engineers) is talking about 3D printing, rapid prototyping and its future. It’s a popular topic, and recently people have been singing the... read more "Why 3D Printing Is and Isn’t the Next Big Thing"
 
April 1st, 2013:
The last article I wrote was about printing organic transistors, pretty neat stuff. Synthetic biologists at Stanford have one upped that feat however by creating the first biological analogue of a... read more "Biological transistors"
 
March 21st, 2014:
It's that time of the year! Finally the snow is melting, the sun is shining and opportunities are blossoming. With so much energy and vivacity brewing it's no surprise that BIOMEDevice is in Boston... read more "BIOMEDevice 2014 - Oh Yeah, We Will be There!"
 
March 24th, 2014:
Oculus Rift has made a lot of noise since unveiling its newest prototype dubbed “Crystal Cove” earlier this year at CES. It sports a 1080p OLED display, positional head tracking, and features an... read more "Oculus Rift: Round 2 ... and a Challenger on the Horizon"
 
April 14th, 2014:
Like most offices, at Goddard, life between 8:00 and 8:30 AM revolves around the coffee maker. The carafe for our particular coffee maker is the type in which the lid must be partially unscrewed to... read more "How a Silver Sharpie Fixed a Dribbling Coffee Maker"
 
April 21st, 2014:
  How seemingly simple engineering advances will impact racing and production automobiles for many years to come. Mercedes formula one team this year made a small but significant change to... read more "Formula One Turbo Revolution"
 
May 20th, 2014:
To me, one of the coolest things about the ‘maker-movement’ is not the cool stuff people build, but rather the innovative low cost tools they build to enable those projects. Hackerspaces, makerspaces... read more "Machines to an End"
 
May 29th, 2014:
  The game of golf.  Many of us have developed a love-hate relationship with this past time with a much larger emphasis on the latter of the two feelings. For myself, all it takes... read more "Golf Course Design"
 
July 22nd, 2014:
Click Here for PDF of Slides Communicating visually is an important skill for all members of a design firm and should not be solely the responsibility of the designers.  Being able to quickly... read more "A Quick Refresher Course for Communicating Visually"
 
August 4th, 2014:
Every few years there seems to be a new TV special explaining the “secrets” of how ancient civilizations accomplished their technical and engineering feats. There are claims that Martians built the... read more "What Ancient Civilizations can Teach Us About Engineering"
 
August 26th, 2014:
“Humans Need Not Apply”, the latest viral video by CGP Grey, is an interesting yet unsettling 15-minute documentary about how technology and process automation is making many everyday human jobs... read more "Robotic Revolution"
 
September 4th, 2014:
I was a dirty child.  My favorite place to spend a Saturday afternoon was with my knees in the dirt of my mother’s garden.  Nothing was greater than making whatever you wanted from the... read more "Jars of Clay"
 
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September 23rd, 2014:
One of the advantages of Goddard Inc. is the close relationship of the Industrial Design and Engineering departments. This communication enables us to provide our clients and manufacturing vendors... read more "Solidworks, not Surfaceworks"
 
September 30th, 2014:
The development of numerical methods like FEM to study large complex physical models was a huge step forward in the ability to predict and tailor designs per the environment. Large scale application... read more "Multiphysics Simulation"
 
October 7th, 2014:
The majority of people try very hard to avoid failure in their everyday lives. From children in school terrified of that spelling test every Thursday, to corporate executives pushed up against a... read more "Failure"
 
November 12th, 2014:
On a regular basis I meet with budding inventors, new product designers and average people who have great ideas they want to bring to market.  These are individuals looking for help to design... read more "Product Development: Getting Started"
 
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 "Efficiency in Early Phase Design"
 
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 "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization"
 
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 "Product Development: Building From the Ground Up"
 
December 31st, 2014:
Medical devices are defined as any "instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article, including a component part, or accessory... read more "Curative vs. Preventative..."
 
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 "Cellphone Evolution Through Greed"
 
October 8th, 2015:
T-minus 2 days and counting- The Goddard team has just completed our practice build for the upcoming Canstruction® Boston 20th Annual Design and Build Competition, to take place this Saturday at the... read more "Countdown to Canstruction®!"
 
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October 14th, 2015:
The Goddard team would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU! to each of the companies and personal sponsors who contributed to the Canstruction® charity event with us. We are so grateful that so many... read more "THANK YOU! to our Canstruction® Team Sponsors"
 
November 25th, 2015:
Goddard and the MIT Arts Department will be teaming up on Saturday, December 5th from 11 am-4 pm at the Peabody Essex Museum's Maker Lounge and Studio 2, Create Space. At this fun and... read more "Mixed Methods Clay vs. CAD"
 
December 10th, 2015:
This past weekend, Goddard got to team up with Arts at MIT and the Peabody Essex Museum for a Maker Experience. During this event, several of our engineers and Jay Pastorello, ceramics instructor at... read more "Clay vs. CAD"
 
January 6th, 2016:
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with world renowned designer Rob Curedale about color. Our discussion covered a wide range of topics on the subject, including how the use of color can impact... read more "Colorblind Design"
 
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April 13th, 2016:
Don't miss out on the opportunity to network and access the newest in medical device technology! The Goddard team will be exhibiting at Booth 216. Come on down to the Boston Convention... read more "BIOMEDevice Is Here!"
 
June 8th, 2016:
Recently, while cleaning out our workshop, I came across a roll of LED tape with a power supply and remote. A quick thought came to mind for building a simple desk accent/task lamp, so I poked... read more "DIY Task Lamp"
 
June 14th, 2016:
Join us at the Peabody Essex Museum for the #pempm after-hours party this Thursday from 6-9 pm! We'll be out in the Asian Garden with Tinkineer demonstrating how we used a laser cutter to create... read more "Lasers and Fun!"
 
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March 29th, 2017:
There are many decision points along a project’s lifespan. One often brushed aside decision is Means of Joining. As anyone who’s delved into the Titanic’s sinking and similar structural disasters... read more "Holding It All Together"
 
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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 "Product Development: Refinement and Validation"
 
May 1st, 2017:
BIOMEDevice is returning to Boston, and Goddard is excited to be exhibiting yet another year in a row. We'll be over at Booth 211, so come say hi and find out what's new with our team! We... read more "BIOMEDevice 2017"
 
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May 11th, 2017:
Since the turn of the century, there has been a surge of interest and ideas in environmentally conscious products. Almost the entire range of goods commercialized in the world now have an eco-... read more "Of Ecology and Economy"
 
August 30th, 2017:
If you are involved in the development of medical devices, it's likely you’ve heard the words design outputs. Well, “What are design outputs?” “What purpose do they serve?” and “Why should I be... read more "Design Outputs...Truly Control Your Design!"
 
September 27th, 2017:
Repair requires transformation, and this can take many forms. This little nugget has resurfaced in my mind recently and seems topical in juxtaposition to the many broken things around us today.... read more "On Kintsugi"
 
December 6th, 2017:
There are many publications that discuss product development; however, an area that I find challenging within medical device companies is effectively transferring a product from concept development (... read more "Medical Device Design Transfer: 5 Things You Need to Know"
 
January 24th, 2018:
“How do you expect to pay attention if you’re just drawing in a book?” This is a question I’ve been asked on several occasions. I carry a pen and notebook with me at all times, in case inspiration... read more "The Influence of Drawing: Why We Should Draw More Often"
 
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January 31st, 2018:
Goddard is kicking off the new year with a booth at MD&M West! Come experience our virtual reality product studio and interact with the future of medical devices! Visit MDMwest.com/special and... read more "Goddard Exhibiting at MD&M West!"
 
February 28th, 2018:
Working as an R&D or product development engineer, there is an almost daily need to rapid prototype designs in order to meet accelerated project demands. Accelerated project demands are partly... read more "Roadmap for Rapid Prototype Design"
 
March 14th, 2018:
Mohammad 'Mo' Sayed has been asking “What’s possible?” since he was five years old. Days after losing his mother to cancer, he survived a bombing in his Afghanistan home, which left him paralyzed.... read more "What's Possible?"
 
April 11th, 2018:
This year's BIOMEDevice Boston tradeshow will be held on April 18-19, 2018 over at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Goddard will be exhibiting at Booth 625 with our new Virtual... read more "Visit us at BIOMEDevice Boston"
 
April 12th, 2018:
I would like to share a little bit about my daughter, Christina (age 9), who was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma tumor in her spinal cord in 2014. The tumor was approximately 5cm tall and 2cm wide –... read more "Marathon Monday: Run for MGH"
 
April 25th, 2018:
Ever since I was young, I constantly found myself building and tinkering. Whether building with Legos or Popsicle sticks, I was always striving to create. It’s no surprise I decided to pursue a... read more "3D Printing - A Tool for Inspiration and Creativity"
 
May 2nd, 2018:
It’s the most wonderful time of year again! It’s playoff hockey season! I still vividly remember my first ever hockey game in 1999 at the then-Gaylord Entertainment Center, referred to as the GEC by... read more "Engineering America's (5th) Favorite Sport"
 
May 9th, 2018:
As a startup, there are difficult decisions to be made related to product features and performance. We will examine methods and strategies to determine what performance and user specifications need... read more "LIVE WEBINAR: Minimum Viable Products: "The Engineer's Curse""
 
June 6th, 2018:
Recently, I read about an energy storage system in Switzerland that really caught my attention and sent me down a dam research binge. Just before I ventured down this rabbit hole, I got to thinking... read more "A Matter of Scale"