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#1 posted 01-22-2013 11:43 PM

Being a mechanical engineer and holding a patent I have comment on this thread. Firstly I commend thinking out of the box. However the patent very well could be a real issue if it’s written strong enough. Some early inventors are fortunate and have a broad concept patented which provides a lot of protection.

Mechanically you have to consider the energy evolved (as mentioned by others). Force equals mass times acceleration. Any of these processes, including SS, are not instantaneous but VERY fast (milliseconds). Therefore the acceleration is extreme. What I’m getting at is a brake or trigger to drop the blade must unload a tremendous amount of energy in a very short period of time. Personally I think SS is pretty ingenious but their source of energy comes with a price. This is not to say I’m a SS fan.

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