A fascinating bit of archive footage shot at the London factory for Matchbox cars, showing off how the cars went from concept to wood model, to production. We enjoyed watching the car bodies spin by on the assembly line, and the miniature traffic jam on the conveyor belt.
We’ve seen how jawbreakers can be crushed and melted, now watch how they they’re made. Each bone-crunching candy starts out as a tiny compressed sugar pellet, and gradually grows through a ridiculously loud process of tumbling in sugar, flavorings, and food coloring.
Cool factory footage from an old episode of How It’s Made, showing off the process of creating chain from long spools of wire. It’s neat to see how the wire is cut, bent, linked together, and hardened, but the entire time, all we could think of was Rick & Morty anyhow.
Tallahassee, Florida confectioner Lofty Pursuits shows off some of their old-school methods for making candies, as they pull melted sugar, crank it through vintage equipment, then crack it apart to create the final forms for their sweet treats. You can buy their candies here.
We’ve all heard a million times that print is dead, yet publications like the New York Times continue to print hundreds of thousands of newspapers on a daily basis. Motherboard introduces us the three of the dedicated men who keep their presses running 365 days a year.
We love seeing unusual machines work their magic to produce items we take for granted. Here’s a machine which takes spools of stiff wire, and twists them into the interlocking rows of a chain link fence, while another set of tools twists the loose ends together.
Music label INDUSTRIAL JP presents a hypnotic, close-up look at the metal bending machines at Goko Spring Co. which take spools or stiff wire and convert them into tiny springs. We could seriously put this on repeat and watch it all day long. The track is Goko Bane by Sountrive.
A look inside Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory, where hardworking folks have built every single TITAN pickup truck since 2003. We’re still amazed to see how coils of steel are transformed by man and machine into the vehicles we rely on every day for work and play.
We visited Toyota’s 4.2m sq.ft. San Antonio Texas manufacturing plant to see how they build their rugged Tacoma and Tundra pickups. Over 7200 people from Toyota and its partners work in concert with robotics to complete a truck every 60 seconds. (Video by Jim Rough)
One of the more unusual bits from the How It’s Made series takes us to a creepy factory filled with hand-shaped ceramic molds that wind their way through a lengthy assembly line, and then dipped in rubber and heated in an oven. Seriously, did Tim Burton create this place?
Christmas might be over, but there’s always time for candy. Sit back, relax and enjoy the fascinating process behind the creation of these colorful holiday treats, from machines that pull hot sugar, to ones that transform a 100 lb. block of candy into a thin and twisty rope.