Kevin B. Chen
Video showing how commonly available wood composite material oriented strand board (OSB) is fabricated.

OSB is an engineered wood product manufactured in wide mats from cross-oriented layers of thin, rectangular wooden strips compressed and bonded together with wax and resin adhesives. Placed in a thermal press to compress the strips and bond them by heat activation, panels are then cut from the mats into finished sizes. It has properties similar to plywood, but is more uniform and cheaper and has replaced plywood in many environments, especially the North American structural panel market.

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