Au­to­matic Knives

Knives Illustrated - - Expert’s Corner -

01 Iden­tify the need, func­tion and fun­da­men­tal ma­te­ri­als

02 Visual con­cep­tions with Team In­dus­trial de­signer with in­put of de­sign en­gi­neer

03 3D model is cre­ated to test pro­por­tions and er­gonomics

04 R&D phase where com­po­nents are ma­chined and func­tions are re­fined to cre­ate a more re­li­able and safe prod­uct

05 Test lab where the knife is pushed to the point of fail­ure to col­lect data on el­e­ments such as cy­cle test­ing for the spring, lock strength, blade tip strength and speed Pro­to­typ­ing to work out pro­duc06­tion and stream­line the process 07 First pro­duc­tion 08 Time spent in de­vel­op­ment: 12 - 36 months, de­pend­ing on the com­plex­ity of the au­to­matic

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