March 27th, 2012:
With regards to the client, the product and the planet… Examining the cost to create a product, from cradle to grave. Typically, when talking with clients, the topic of cost savings arises. At... read more "The Hybrid of LCA & COGS – Innovation Throughout The Process"
 
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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"
 
March 31st, 2014:
Hollywood script writers have been commissioned for psychological studies of terrorists, they have come up with forward-thinking and (way) outsite-the-box solutions to many social and technological... read more "Reverse Engineering Iron Man's Arc Reactor"
 
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"
 
May 13th, 2014:
In an ideal world, students around the nation would enter each next grade at the same level as their peers, with access to the same classes, teachers, resources, etc. such that upon graduating high... read more "One Way to Impact the Community"
 
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"
 
July 14th, 2014:
The advent of cheap microcontrollers, single board computers and accompanying electronics have ushered a time where creating complex electromechanical systems have never been easier. A few of the... read more "DIY Electronics"
 
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"
 
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"
 
October 22nd, 2014:
As someone who exercises regularly, I often wonder how much energy could be created by all the workouts being done.  It reminds me about something I read long ago about splitting wood., the... read more "Generating Gym"
 
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"
 
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"
 
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"
 
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!"
 
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"
 
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"
 
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"