Benchmade Knife Company, Inc.



benchmade logoBenchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users around the globe. Benchmade has earned a strong reputation throughout the Military and Public Safety communities for reliable performance and quality. The company’s commitment to world-class quality is embodied in its motto – It’s Not Just a Knife. It’s a Benchmade.

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Initiatives

  • Continue to accelerate product development and innovation as a market leader
  • Reduce errors to cut costs and speed time to market
  • Decrease product costs, which is especially important since Benchmade is working with high-cost materials

Benchmade Knife ImageSolution

  • PTC Creo’s patterning, copy geometry features, and top-down design let Benchmade capture and learn from design iterations
  • PTC Creo helps to speed the creation of models that support rapid prototyping
  • Template parts enable an easy transition into a new design without complications
  • PTC Windchill contributes to quality because the information is under stringent controls

Results

  • Develop new models 70-80% quicker than starting from scratch using modeling with patterning and copy geometry
  • Decreased lead time for modeling fixturing by 15-20%
  • Eliminated errors in the first build, which reduces costly scrap
  • Reduced time to market for new models by 20-25% by streamlining processes

“PTC Creo lets us easily re-purpose previous design templates – eliminating a lot of the up front leg work.

As compared to creating a new model from scratch, we save about 70-80% of our time by reusing core designs with PTC Creo.”

Dave Maxey,
Director of Research
and Development