The squintpipe process was a weapon system used by the Galactic Republic during the Old Republic era. Following the Waymancy Storm, Verpine master crafter Lyns Skutroo reverse-engineered the Sif-Alulan process used by the Waymancy weapons to develop the squintpipe process. As a result of Skutroo's efforts, rapid-firing turbolasers became prevalent in defenses across the galaxy.