Lime Lingo: Innovation

What is Innovation? The definition of innovation is the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay.  Innovation involves a lot of thoughtful application of information, imagination and initiative. It generally occurs when a company applies ideas in order to further satisfy [...]

Downsides to Licensing Your Product Invention

While licensing may seem like a great way to go there are downsides to licensing your product You may not have control of your product Many times, you’ll have no control over the packaging, distribution, cost, sales, marketing or even how the product is produced. Many products don’t get produced A company may even go [...]

Lime Lingo: Microcontroller

What is a Microcontroller? A microcontroller by definition is a computer present in a single integrated circuit which is dedicated to perform one task and execute one specific application. It contains memory, programmable input/output peripherals as well as a processor. Ultimately it is an electronic component that acts kind of like a brain. The microcontroller takes [...]

Picking the Right Microprocessor for Design

Microprocessors are tiny electronic chips that are found inside electronic devices. They contain all the functionalities of a central processing unit, which is responsible for processing the computers instructions. Microprocessors can also perform the instructions in other devices, such as a cell phone or a radio. Nowadays there are many different Microprocessors to pick from. When it [...]

Lime Lingo: Microprocessors

What Is A Microprocessor A microprocessor is a tiny electronic chip found inside electronic devices. Its basic function is to take input, process it and then provide appropriate output. On the surface, its job may seem like an easy task, but modern microprocessors perform trillions of instructions per second. In the beginning, systems were not [...]

3 Helpful Tips To Improve Your Product Development

Aircraft Pedal - Finite Analysis for Product Development Every prototype designer likes to get their prototypes done quickly, however that is not always the most efficient way. Sometimes you’ll spend days attempting to solve a product development problem that could have been prevented during an initial analysis. There are many different ways that you can analyze [...]

Lime Lingo: Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

What is Finite Element Analysis? Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a computer based method of simulating the behavior of engineering structures and components under a variety of conditions.  FEA is a more cost effective and efficient method to test designs against real-world predictable forces.  The purpose is to figure out if, when and how the [...]

Lime Lingo: Non-Disclosure Agreement

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? A Non-Disclosure Agreement is a confidentiality agreement, also referred to as an NDA. This legal document creates a legal obligation to privacy and compels those who agree to keep all specified information between the parties involved. NDA's are common across several business settings. These documents are a good ways to protect [...]

Product Development Process, 4 Tips to Improve Your Research & Development

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Research and Development (R&D) is the investigative work you do before you begin designing a new product. This investigation helps you decide whether to further pursue the manufacturing of the product. Companies across all industries utilize R&D to improve their product development process. We here at Lime Design know how important R&D is and have [...]
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