This is a post by Emma Rudeck on the Tri Star Site.
Simulation at Work: Benchmade Knife Company
We’ve written about Benchmade Knife Company on this blog in the past. The company uses PTC solutions to design the knives and safety tools that hobbyists, military, and emergency responders rely on in the field. But let’s look a little closer at why a company like Benchmade might use PTC simulation solutions.
From an engineering perspective, the company has an intriguing assortment of mechanisms at the heart of its knife catalog. In fact, there are nearly a dozen different systems to choose from—some patented and exclusive to the company, and some based on designs that go back more than 1000 years!
Here are a couple examples of mechanisms from the catalog: