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What was one of the most important technological advances in product development? The Tape Measure.

Knowledge: One of the most important technological advances in product development was the Tape Measure. Before it was invented (around 1800), craftsman had to develop their own non-standardized system of measurement, which made pattern reproduction difficult. The tape measure allowed craftsman to produce and reproduce mathematical patterns that were designer with a three-dimensional body in mind.

Tape Measure