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Shapemeasure's lasers and automation let carpenters measure once and cut never

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Published on Jan 11, 2020
It would be nice in construction jobs if everything was perfectly squared off in standard sizes, but it rarely is. Shapemeasure uses a custom-built lidar unit to very precisely measure the dimensions of a project, like stairs or cabinets, including nearly invisible flaws. This information is sent to a robotic lumber processor that creates all the wood you need, perfectly pre-cut to the exact size and angles needed. They claim it can speed up some projects by 3-4x.

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