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Title: Patented nondestructive evaluation technology developed by the Forest Service for use in the wood products industry

Source: In: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-226, 2013; pp. 693-705.

Author(s)Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Stockhausen, Janet I.; Scharmer, Linda K.; Wszalek, Joseph; Chen, Ieng-Yi

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-1B

Abstract: Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) technology is now a valuable part of the harvesting and manufacturing process for improved quality and consistency of the wood products produced. The Forest Service (FS) has developed and patented several NDE technologies applicable to the wood products industry. These patents allow wood harvesters and manufacturers to measure the physical and mechanical properties of wood material while still using the wood for its intended use. These patents put FS in a unique position to promote the research, development, and use of NDE technology, and to encourage environmentally responsible practices, within the lumber and wood industry.

Keywords: patent; nondestructive evaluation; technology; Forest Service

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 496 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/09/2014
RITS Product ID: 68705
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist

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