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Technologies Helping to Make the Opus1 Possible

 

There are many technologies available today to help design and build equipment that wouldn't have been dreamed of only a decade ago.  From state-of-the -art Computer Aided Drawing Programs (CAD) to sophisticated computer driven milling machines that cut surfaces to an accuracy of 1/10,000 of an inch.

CAD programs allow us to do complicated manipulation of geometry to study the curves of the Gouge, Blade and the Shape in 3-D.  We can project curves onto planes to understand what the "presented edge" of the blade is compared how it looks straight-on.  In other words, we can see the shape of the blade that the cane sees.