This is one of the most important developments CS has ever conducted. One of the biggest challenges in staircase construction is the manufacturing of curved profiled handrail parts.
Due to the geometry of these parts it is mathematically challenging to calculate a corresponding model in order to automate the processing on a CNC machine with 5-axes.
Especially transitions between curved and straight parts are impossible to describe with closed mathematical models. Thus, the developmental period became relatively long. Tests on the machine, to validate the theoretical calculations, were necessary again and again.
The fruit of this labour, which was presented to the public in 2001, is still setting the standard today.
It took several years before the competition was able to produce an even rudimentally acceptable result.
Production of staircases on machines with 5-axis technology without this model has become unthinkable today.