Mechanical Engineering

Lime Design has been bringing products to life for over 15 years. Along the way are continually perfecting our process. We find that working with patent attorneys early in the process allows the opportunity to create more patentable products. We use the sketches from the concept development stage to apply for a provisional patent application.
These images will be used so the lawyer can better describe the invention and its function and the applications it may be useful for. 

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“When it comes to Mechanical Engineering, it’s all about the details”. In this phase it is important to begin making your product idea into something that is manufacturable. This has to do with the materials you use and the way to the dimensions of components. Creating the right files for production the right way is what we make sure gets done.

1. Engineering Review

Now that we have a 1:1 3D model, we will begin adding the details and tweaking the design for easy manufacturability. Here we are looking at materials, material thickness, how the product will be assembled, parting lines, and other essential manufacturing details. Also, at this stage, we are ready to review with the team and everybody involved in the project to discuss any modifications that may need to be made. Depending on what needs to be done, there may be an additional block of engineering added. It is very hard to tell how quickly we can resolve the engineering of your product due to unforeseen problems which may occur. But problems are all part of the process. Without reviewing and testing the things that are going wrong, we would be unable to fix them.

3. Create 2D technical drawings.

These drawings are needed for prototyping your product. 2D engineering drawings provide an easy reference of the tolerances that need to be met on critical dimensions. They also communicate how individual parts come together to make up assemblies and provide important inspection points. Your drawings are an essential reference document for quality control.

4. Send technical drawings for approval

Throughout the whole process, we make sure everyone is on the same page. Once everything is resolved in the Mechanical Engineering phase, we will send you an electronic PDF to review the tech specs and sign to approve them. After you sign the technical drawings, we can start working on the first prototype.

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