September 5th, 2012:
Technologies, companies and practices that don’t move with the times always end up in the history books. Most organizations see the benefit of updating their technological knowledge and keep up with... read more "History Book Food – Evolve or Be Eaten"
 
February 12th, 2013:
Researchers at the University of Maryland have now successfully printed semi-transparent transistors on transparent ‘nano-paper.’ Despite the high tech name, nano-paper is still made from cellulose... read more "Circuits from organic materials?"
 
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"
 
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"
 
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 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"
 
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 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 14th, 2014:
Having nightmares while you sleep or even when you day dream?  Fighting fears of people clawing at you for information?  Feeling like you fell in shark infested waters … at night … while... read more "Communication Salvation "
 
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 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 "Locally Combating Globalization through Customer Service"
 
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..."
 
January 19th, 2015:
Goddard Technologies is excited to announce our partnership in the Enrichment Program within Collins Middle School, in Salem, MA. Curious why a product development firm is partnering with the local... read more "Illuminating the Future - Enrichment Program with Collins Middle School"
 
February 3rd, 2015:
As promised we continue our glimpse into the world of Collins Middle School in the Enrichment Program with our very own Mechanical Engineer Ajay Patel. With the brief interview, with Principal Glenn... read more "Illuminating the Future Continued – Enrichment Program with Collins Middle School"
 
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"
 
March 23rd, 2016:
A fairly popular clip from the science-based reality show, Mythbusters, contains the program’s host stating, “Remember kids, the only difference between science and screwing around is writing it down... read more "Writing It Down: The Importance of Documentation in Medical Device Development"
 
March 31st, 2016:
The BIOMEDevice BOSTON 2016 trade show is less than a month away and the Goddard Team is excited to be exhibiting again! This year’s event will be held on April 13 – 14 at the Boston Convention... read more "BIOMEDevice BOSTON 2016"
 
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 25th, 2016:
In the world of engineering, creativity often seems like a magical unicorn. It is this colorful, fun-sounding thing that people speak of so fondly, whose magical powers could help you solve problems... read more "Capturing the Unicorn: Harnessing Creativity in Engineering"
 
April 12th, 2017:
There are many articles and books discussing product development; however, an area that I personally find to be a challenge within a medical device company is navigating the design transfer process... read more "Bridging the Gap from Concept to Production, a Consultant’s Perspective"
 
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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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June 7th, 2017:
For those who plan to attend MD&M East next week, Goddard will be exhibiting at Booth 1767. We encourage you stop over and say hello! If you haven’t signed up to attend the show, use promo... read more "MD&M East Conference 2017"
 
June 21st, 2017:
A few months ago, a co-worker shot me with a dart from across the room to get my attention. Jumping up out of my seat and removing my headphones, I realized that I could get a NERF® gun and I... read more "NERF Gun Upgrade: Semi-Automatic to Automatic Modification"
 
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!"
 
October 11th, 2017:
“Quality, cost, time – pick two.” This is something I heard years ago when starting out.  I did not think much about it at the time but eventually learned how critical it is.  So, why is it... read more "Quality, Cost, Time - Pick Two."
 
November 8th, 2017:
Being an engineer, you’re born to be a creative problem solver - always stepping up to the task to help in any situation when assistance is needed, and always having the drive to figure out how... read more "Building a Better Engineer through Project Diversity"
 
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 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"
 
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"
 
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"