Pork is big business in Denmark. Tiny improvements on each individual product translates into several million dollars saved. In 2009, a growing interest in product optimization coupled with the recent introduction of CT-scanning in the Danish abattoirs paved the way for new methods of product optimization.
Enter virtual realistic cuts, aka. PorkCAD. Utilizing CT-scanned data from a real pig carcass, the tool provides a new edge in pork product development, allowing sellers and buyers a better way to communicate the product that they bring to the market together. Using a Phantom Omni, the user is able to create, modify, and delete planar cuts in an effort to virtually create the type of pork product the seller is interested in.