About Me

Imagine - Design - Produce

The ability to go from a raw idea, to a design on the computer,

to a completed product, is truly amazing!

About Me:

Hi, my name is Derek Goates. I am a Design Engineer in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah. I love taking a raw concept through the process of Imagine - Design - Produce. Having a knowledge and access to CAD software and a 3D Printer have augmented this process more than I could have ever imagined as a kid with my Legos and Erector sets.

I am a husband and father of 3. When I'm not working at my day job, or on products for Mountain Goat Design, I love spending time with my family and building/flying my RC airplanes.




A simple 3D CAD Modeling software. Web based and easy to access from anywhere. Makes it easy to get designs going immediately. Quickly output .STL for 3D printing.

Fusion 360

A very popular and powerful tool for any 3D CAD model. Output directly to a 3D printer or CNC machine.

Cura Slicer

Popular, powerful, simple. This slicer software helps me create the best print I can.

3D Printing

Ender 3 V2

I run the Ender 3 v2 with upgraded all metal extruder, flexible PEI bed, and yellow springs for longer lasting level bed.

Large Format Printing

I've recently added a Large Format Printer (Plotter) to my office. I am now able to offer printing services for all your black and white printing needs.

See the services page for details and to contact me for a quote.


6+ years in various companies working as a design engineer.


Weber State University

Bachelors of Science - Design Engineering Technology

Salt Lake Community College

Associate of Science - Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

Applied Associate of Science - Engineering Design and Drafting Technology