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 now that we have the industry’s coolest, new composite 3-D printers. As a 3-D printing [...]

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 Composite 3D Printing? Composite 3D printing comprised of a main thermoset plastic such as Nylon [...]

Product Prototyping of Invention Designs with 3D Printer

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Product Prototyping of your invention designs just got better at Lime Design. First of all, our new German RepRap X400 and Mark ForgedTwo Pro 3D printers make it possible for our clients to speed up the process of getting their products to market. Lime Design is a Fort Lauderdale-based Product Development Company that specializes in [...]

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 name or trademark, use patented technology owned by the licensor, or allow the right to [...]

Fund Your Invention: A Product Developer Tells You How

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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 Lima is an inventor at heart. A big idea guy and a maker, he knew [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]
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