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CROMAX : a crosscut-first computer simulation program to determine cutting yieldAuthor(s): Pamela J. Giese; Jeanne D. Danielson
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-38. Madison, WI: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 39 pages
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionCROMAX simulates crosscut-first, then rip operations as commonly practiced in furniture manufacture. This program calculates cutting yields from individual boards based on board size and defect location. Such information can be useful in predicting yield from various grades and grade mixes thereby allowing for better management decisions in the rough mill. The computer program CROMAX was written in ASCII FORTRAN on the University of Wisconsin’s UNIVAC 1100/80 computer. The complete program listing is included as an appendix.
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CitationGiese, Pamela J.; Danielson, Jeanne D. 1983. CROMAX : a crosscut-first computer simulation program to determine cutting yield. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-38. Madison, WI: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 39 pages
KeywordsCrosscut, rip, cutting yields, defect location, lumber grades, rip sawing, management, sawmilling, computer software, simulation, wood defects, CROMAX (computer program), cross cutting, lumber recovery studies, computer programs, saws and sawing, model investigations
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