With over 100 years of combined industry experience crossing many industries including the medical, consumer, industrial and commercial markets, our team has the mechanical engineering skills and resources to handle your most challenging design projects.
Our design team is unique for many reasons. We blend a specialized team that will help make sure your product is as easy to use as it is good looking. At the same time our designers have a deep understanding of how their work relates to the engineering of the product and make sure the concepts we show you are feasible and will hit your budgets.
We offer a broad variety of prototyping services to help you take your product or device from concept to reality. We offer many services in house as well and a broad portfolio of vendors for many production methods and needs.
We provide executive leadership for projects as well as internal engineering project managers to many of our clients. We can help lead a team of your engineers and designers to implement our design process into your business. We also always provide a project manager to larger scale product development and design projects.
FDA & CE Compliance
At Goddard our team of Medical Device Design engineers offer a unique blend mechanical design expertise while also offering an in depth knowledge of the regulatory landscape. Our team will not only design and engineer your product but we can produce all the required documentation and quality protocol to make sure you pass regulatory scrutiny.
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"
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"
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"
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!"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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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"
“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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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..."
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"
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®!"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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!"
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"
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!"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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!"
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"
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!"
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"
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?"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"