Robert DeFelice & Associates


About Us

Recognized as one of the best and most experienced industrial design and mechanical engineering firms in New England, more than 170 clients (including Fortune 100) and more than 200 products. Extensive portfolio includes successful hi-tech lab, analytical, and medical instrumentation plus homeland security, communications systems, consumer products, business systems, industrial equipment, transportation and others.

Multiple award-winning, including competitions against other ID firms, RDA create inspiring, successful products that can be manufactured easily and at reasonable cost. Typical, complete programs including sleek, 21st Century styling coupled with easy-to-use ergonomics followed by mechanical engineering including 3D and 2D documentation, value engineering, and state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing options for efficient manufacturing.

All programs are rapidly completed in weeks, not months, are delivered on schedule, on budget and GUARANTEED CORRECT (no unobtanium).

Fees are quite affordable (no sticker shock).

Comments: Bob DeFelice, the principal, is one of the very few industrial designers also degreed in mechanical engineering, been called "the best industrial designer in New England" and is actively engaged with every client. Bob guest lectured and taught at multiple colleges including MIT and Boston University. RDA has been featured in multiple publications including Design News (3 times), the Boston Globe, Appliance Design, and others.

RDA is easy to work with and you can trust. Products designed by RDA realized increased sales and lower manufacturing costs. RDA look forward to creating successful products for your company, too.


  • Silver Award 3Z Studio 3D Printer Appliance Design 2013
  • Silver Award Gapman2 Appliance Design 2013
  • Bronze Award A2O Osmometer Appliance Design 2013


  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Millipore
  • American Tourister
  • Sears.
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Teledyne
  • Solidscape
  • General Electric



Staff Size


Robert DeFelice & Associates


  • Industrial Design
  • Engineering
  • Design Management

Typical Project Budget

Not Specified


Consulting fees are fixed, +/-10%, and typically less than overhead for one, in-house engineer.

Main Office

23 Gedick Road
Burlington, MA 01803
United States


Bob DeFelice
phone: 978-774-4420
fax: 978-774-4969

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