Lime Lingo: Research and Development

What is Research and Development? Research and Development (R&D) refers to the investigative work a business conducts before designing a new product. Businesses are looking to see if there are any similar products out on the market and if so is it worth making improvements to the already existing design. This investigative work helps businesses [...]

Injection Molding – 3 Easy Tips for Your Invention Prototype

Rapid Injection Molding Injection molding is one of the most widely used and accessible processes for manufacturing products. This manufacturing process produces plastic injection parts from both thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. Having a grasp on the injection molding process can really help improve the efficiency of production and the quality of your product prototype [...]

Lime Lingo: Injection Molding

What is Injection Molding? Injection molding is a manufacturing process in which you produce plastic injection parts from both thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. The material is placed into a heated barrel, mixed, and then forced into a mold cavity. The injection molded part then cools and hardens to the configuration of the mold cavity. [...]

Lime Lingo: Industrial Design

What is Industrial Design? As defined by the IDSA (Industrial Designers of America), Industrial Design is "the professional service of creating products and systems that optimize function, value and appearance for the mutual benefit of the user and manufacturer." Industrial designers develop a concept and its specifications through the collection and analysis of information given [...]

5 Common Product Development Mistakes

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Product development is a series of steps that includes the conceptualization, design, development and marketing of newly created or newly re-branded goods or services. The objective of product development is to cultivate, maintain and increase a company's market share by satisfying a consumer demand. This is much easier said than done! There are several mistakes [...]

Lime Lingo: Patent Trolls

What is a Patent Troll? The term “patent troll” is usually set aside for individuals who acquire patents from inventors or companies, maybe through bankruptcy or auction, and then turn around and sue other companies or individuals for patent infringement.  In other words, patent trolls are people who simply obtain patents for the sole purpose [...]
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