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Benchmade saves 70-80% of time on new variants with PTC Creo

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Learn how PTC Creo helps Benchmade speed up the creation of models that support rapid prototyping and reduce time to market for new models by 20-25% by streamlining processes.

Read additional PTC Creo customers stories and view video at http://ptc.co/vN7GE and on the PTC Creo blog at http://ptc.co/vN7NI

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Benchmade saves 70-80% of time on new variants with PTC Creo

  1. 1. Benchmade saves 70-80% of time on new variants with PTC Creo PTC Creo helps to speed the creation of models that support rapid prototyping and Benchmade reduced time to market for new models by 20-25% by streamlining processes.
  2. 2. 2 Benchmade 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. “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 Benchmade saves 70-80% of time on new variants with PTC Creo 915 Triage Safety Cutter used by First Responders
  3. 3. 3 Benchmade saves 70-80% of time on new variants with PTC Creo S o l u t i o n • 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 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 R e s u l t s • 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 Benchmade 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.
  4. 4. 4 Read additional PTC Creo customers stories and view video at http://ptc.co/vN7GE and on the PTC Creo blog at http://ptc.co/vN7NI Benchmade saves 70-80% of time on new variants with PTC Creo

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