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Limelight: Buda Woodworks

Buda Woodworks was originally founded as a countertop laminate company, but has now evolved into what management calls a high-end architectural woodwork company. As the company has grown, it has invested in new technology including software from Microvellum. T. J. Harais, CEO at Buda Woodworks, said that with Microvellum, "we could now do things we never could before."

Measure logs with an AI/machine learning APP

If a Smartphone could recognize a human face, couldn’t they recognize logs from a photo? That was the question asked by the creators of the Timbeter app. The application works by taking a photo of a timber pile or container truck of logs and the Timbeter does the number crunching. 

VIDEO: A longbow is drawn 'from the mind to the hand'

More than 1,000 years ago, the dimensions of the Japanese Yumi, or longbow, was finalized. The size was fixed at a little more than two meters and the use of laminated construction was agreed upon. In the 1600s, after hundreds of years of tweaking, the final design was agreed upon, and, to this day, the bow is made from a two-piece bamboo and wood laminated construction.