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Uses of CT Imaging at FPInnovations

Our Resource Assessment and Characterization Group utilizes the CT scanners to determine internal characteristics of hardwood and softwood material in relation to stand characteristics and growing conditions.

Our Lumber Manufacturing Research Department is adding a new functionality to our Optitek log breakdown simulation model.  It will be based on image data generated by the CT Scanners.

In the case of our Lumber Drying Group, CT scanning is being integrated into our R&D program to:

In the context of our Value-added R&D Program, CT scanning will increasingly be used to: