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.
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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"
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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"
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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"
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A peek inside Goddard this week: We're welcoming new hires!
For those onboarding, prospective applicants, and the "just curious," here's the secret to success at Goddard:
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