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    Author(s): Henry E. Huber; Charles W. McMillin; Arthur Rasher
    Date: 1982
    Source: Forest Products Journal 32(3):16-21
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    A financial analysis using discounted cash-flow techniques was used to determine the economic feasibility of a new laser lumber processing system for use in a furniture rough mill. The projected cost of the system was $790,000 which would replace conventional crosscut and ripsaws costing $256,856. A financial analysis was made assuming only a 5 percent yield increase resulting from saw kerf elimination in a mill cutting 32 MBF (thousand board feet) per day.

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    Huber, Henry E.; McMillin, Charles W.; Rasher, Arthur. 1982. Economics of cutting wood parts with a laser under optical image analyzer control. Forest Products Journal 32(3):16-21

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