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Collaboration for The Future

One of my driving philosophies at Lime Design is that collaboration is the key in the product development field. Maybe a few years ago, it would have been normal for me to look at a business landscape in black-and-white terms....
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Lime Lingo: Brainstorming

What Is Brainstorming? Brainstorming is when people get together to generate lots of ideas in a group session. The term was coined in the 1950s and became increasingly popular for decades, before falling out of practice for awhile in favor...
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Crowdfunding vs. Crowdsourcing

Crowdfunding raises money via small contributions from many people. It’s a type of crowdsourcing, which also includes collecting market insights. Crowdfund for cash. Crowdsource for ideas. We show you how. Product developers create the best possible products these days by…

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Lime Lingo: Design for the Environment (DFE)

What Is Design for the Environment? Design for the Environment, or DFE,  is the industrial design approach that considers the impact of product design and development on human health and the environment. Designers and product developers incorporate their concerns into…

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Lime Lingo: Crowdfunding

Can you raise capital with crowdfunding? Crowdfunding lets you raise capital in small contributions from many people over the Internet.   What Is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is when you ask lots of people to contribute a small amount of money to…

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Find A Patent Attorney: Your Ultimate Checklist

Picking a patent attorney is easy with Lime’s handy checklist of everything you need to consider (seriously, we made it easy!) Read our checklist of everything you need in a patent attorney to help register and protect your invention, idea...
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Lime Lingo: Carbon Fiber 3-D Printing Material

What Is Carbon Fiber? Carbon fiber is quickly becoming one of 3-D printing’s most valuable materials. It’s stronger than titanium, as light as plastic, and has an attractive, smooth finish.  We’re big fans of it here at Lime Design, especially…

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Lime Lingo: Composite 3D Printing

3D printing is getting better all the time. Composite 3D printing is the next big step, another way for you to create prototypes and products with composite materials, like carbon fiber,  fiberglass,  Kevlar and thermoplastics such as Nylon. What is…

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Lime Lingo: Licensing Agreement

What is a Licensing Agreement? Essentially, a licensing agreement is a legal contract between two people known as the licensor and the licensee. Typically, a licensing agreement permits the licensee the right to produce and sell goods, apply a brand…

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Fund your invention with your tax return or other quick cash injections

Fund Your Invention: A Product Developer Tells You How

A One-Time Cash Injection, Like a Tax Refund, Can Help You Fund Your Invention Funding your invention doesn’t have to slow your dreams of being an inventor. The average tax refund can pay for enough development to start finding investors. Rodrigo...
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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…

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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...
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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…

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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…

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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...
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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...
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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…

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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….

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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…

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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...
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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….

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4 Tips for Photo-Realistic Rendering

When rendering, photo-realism is one of the ultimate goals for many designers. It is also one of the most difficult things to achieve. However,  with the use of today’s tools and workflow techniques photo-realism has become more and more accessible….

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Lime Lingo: 3D Rendering

What is 3D Rendering? 3D rendering by definition is the process of producing an image based on three-dimensional data stored within a computer. An easy way to think about 3D rendering is to relate it to taking an actual picture….

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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…

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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. …

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Loobie Doobie Dog Feeder

  By Rodrigo Lima The Dog Feeder was developed on account of my new 5 month old yellow mix rescue dog named Loobie Doobie.  He had the habit of eating his food way too fast. I researched several ways to…

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Lime Lingo: 3D Modeling

What is 3D Modeling? 3D modeling is using CAD or Design software to create virtual prototypes or presentations of items we want to create in real life. 3D modeling literally grants you the keys to the kingdom. It’s pretty much…

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How to Land an Angel Investor

Angel investors are very wealthy individuals who are looking to help startup just like yours take their first steps.  These people are perfect for entrepreneurs who are still financially struggling during the start-up phase. Where exactly do you find an…

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Lime Lingo: Angel Investor

What is an Angel Investor? Angel Investors are usually high net worth individuals that are looking to invest in companies. Unlike venture capitalists who are interested in the possible profit they may get for the business; Angel investors are focused…

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Protect Your Intellectual Property: 3 Best Ways

It is Vital to Protect Your Intellectual Property Intellectual property consists of inventions or ideas that you have created, these are usually unique and provide you with an economic benefit. Your intellectual property can come in many forms including inventions, designs,...
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Lime Lingo: Intellectual Property

What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual property (IP) is any creative work whose rights are owned by a company.  IP can come in many forms including a design, invention, image, process, trade secrets or even a manuscript. These rights are established…

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Lime Design’s Favorite Top 6 Inventions of 2016

From Nike’s self-lacing shoe to a levitating light bulb,  2016 certainly had its fair share of inventions. We here at Lime Design took the time to research and choose our favorites. These are our favorite top 6 inventions of 2016….

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Lime Lingo: Guerrilla Marketing

What is Guerrilla Marketing? The term Guerrilla marketing can be traced back to Jay Conrad Levinson’s book titled ‘Guerrilla Advertising’. The term was inspired by the erratic form of warfare used by civilians called Guerrilla Warfare. This warfare tactic included…

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The Perfect Inspirational Holiday Movie – Joy

If you are looking for something to watch this holiday season, be sure to check out Joy.  We loved how this movie showed the real struggles of product development and how one woman turned her dreams into something more than…

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Lime Lingo: Tech Pack

What is a Tech Pack? A tech pack is an informative control document that serves as a blueprint of your invention that designers create to communicate with a manufacturer all the necessary components needed to construct a product. The term…

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Lime Lingo: Facebook Boosted Post

What is a Facebook Boosted Post? Facebook Boosted Posts are a way for you to make sure that your social content gets in front of your target market whether they already follow your pages or not.  Even if you have…

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The Power of Social Media Marketing

by Laura Benson As the ever-changing digital world drives customers to take action through different facets, social media has proven to be a crucial aspect of any successful marketing plan. If your business does not have a social presence with…

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Lime Lingo: Rapid Injection Molding

What is Rapid Injection Molding? The Rapid Injection molding process bridges the gap between prototype and production. A custom mold is created using advanced 3D CAD Software, mold flow analysis simulation, and 3D printing, CNC machining and other forms of…

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Lime Lingo: ABS Plastic

What is ABS Plastic? ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a low cost engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. ABS is a common material used in 3D printers and an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance,…

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Lime Lingo: PLA Plastic

What is PLA Plastic? PLA is a resin that is manufactured out of plant-based resources such as corn starch or sugar cane. It is commonly referred to as ‘the green plastic’.  This thermoplastic becomes soft and moldable when heated and…

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Skinny Buddha Photoshoot in the House!

Skinny Buddha came to Lime Design looking to refresh their website with some new product shots for their website. Skinny Buddha’s mission is to enlighten your mind and expose you to new creative ideas, with the hope that it will…

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Lime Lingo: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What is Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)? FDM is one of the processes used to create rapid prototyping. Once you have a 3D CAD file you can 3D print that part.  3D printing allows us to develop products much faster than…

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A Lust for Rust with ZACHONTHAT

One of the co-founders of Lime Design, Zach Silvers, is blowing up right now! This innovative inventor and entrepreneur is constantly pushing the envelope and this new rusted out BMW i8 is no exception. This crazy scientist has been working…

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Meet Loobie Doobie!

Meet the newest addition to the Lime Design family! Loobie Doobie is a super sweet yellow lab mix that loves to give puppy kisses. He was rescued from the The Humane Society of Broward County on October 23rd. He is…

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Lime Design is Office Shark of the Day!

We want to give a huge shout out to 104.3 The Shark for taking notice and featuring us as their Office Shark of the Day on September 8th 2016. Marisa from their Marketing Department brought us some gifts and we…

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Lime Design 3D Printed Business Cards – PLA

Check out Lime Design 3D printed business cards we printed on our Ultimaker 2.  We printed in PLA plastic. These aren’t your standard business cards.  We wanted to put our 3D printer to work so we made a short run…

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Welcome to Lime Life

Welcome everybody to our product development  blog! We have been working tirelessly on fine-tuning an identity that represents us as a product design firm in our South Florida landscape.  We emerged with a stronger, clearer vision of who we are….

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