For over a century, hardwood lumber has been inspected and graded by human inspectors with appropriate training and experience. National Hardwood Lumber Association is the “keeper” of the rules for the inspection of hardwood lumber and provider of the training of lumber inspectors. In the age when computers, sensors and scanners are ever more present in our lives, this event will demonstrate a working, industrial-grade system of software and hardware that can be used to assist human graders to become more efficient in inspecting lumber, or to grade lumber automatically. Demonstration will include hardwood species of white oak, red oak, hard maple, soft maple, ash, poplar, hickory, basswood and cherry.
Hardwood sawmills, distribution and concentration yards, lumber sales, furniture factories, and other hardwood enthusiasts, will not want to miss this opportunity.
Presented by: Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association; National Hardwood Lumber Association; Pike Lumber Company; Microtec.eu; Purdue University, Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources; and IN-MaC: Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center and Purdue-MEP.