Liquidmetal/Miltner-Adams Knife


The first product to be produced in the Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is fitting for Liquidmetal Technologies. Co-developed with a successful world-renown inventor, designer, and engineer, Richard Miltner, the knife is a unique design backed by tradition and manufacturing principles that have made the knife industry so enduring. No matter how novel the idea, there must always be a manufacturing process that physically and economically can manifest it. This case study looks at how the Liquidmetal process brought this product to life, and what it means for the future of complex metal parts manufacturing.

The algorithm ran for over 14 hours, generating millions of options and testing their fitness, resulting in the physically optimal design used in the Hybrid Knife.