These resources are available to guide the technological development of new products and innovations.
Patent documents and technical reports provide operative information about specific devices, innovations and processes, often in detail and with useful data. Think of these materials as offering information about taking an idea and reducing it to practice, or providing proof of concept that an idea can be made functional.
Standards provide guidelines and requirements for materials, processes and products to ensure that they are consistent with safety and compatibility with products with which they are to interact.
Prototyping and Cost Estimation