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Chinese startup sharpens production of knives and scissors

Rokae's robots replace skilled craftsman, automating a labor-intensive industry

Rokae enables precise force control when sharpening a blade. (Photo courtesy of Rokae)

BEIJING -- Ubiquitous and as straightforward as a utility bill, scissors and knives are actually quite complex instruments if one considers their manufacture.

The simple, polished blades belie the intricate process that each undergoes, comprised of numerous carefully calculated steps before becoming finished products.

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