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INDUSTRIAL JP Factory Videos

INDUSTRIAL JP Factory Videos

After being transfixed by their video of springs being made, we decided to check out some of the other videos on music label INDUSTRIAL JP’s YouTube channel, and each and every one of them is equally as fascinating.

Nissan TITAN: Steel to Wheels

Nissan TITAN: Steel to Wheels

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.

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Inside Toyota’s Truck Factory

Inside Toyota’s Truck Factory

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)

How Straws are Made

How Straws are Made

This video shows how two-color drinking straws start out by molding hot plastic into a large tube shape, which is then gradually reduced down in size through a series of cooling trays. We’d like to hack this machine to make the world’s longest Krazy Straw.

How It’s Made: Rainbow Sprinkles

How It’s Made: Rainbow Sprinkles

Science Channel’s always enthralling How It’s Made shares a look inside a candy factory that makes those little colorful sprinkles (aka “jimmies”), and the process that it takes to turn sugar, shortening, and food coloring into the decorative treat.

How Rubber Gloves Are Made

How Rubber Gloves Are Made

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?

Building a Super Hornet

Building a Super Hornet

Watch the complex process of assembling an F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet, reduced to just about three minutes. Each $52 million dollar plane is almost entirely handbuilt at Boeing’s St. Louis plant, with robots handling only a small portion of the process.

Building Big Trucks

Building Big Trucks

Liebherr walks us through the process of turning raw sheets of metal into its gargantuan, 600 ton 282 C Haul trucks at their facilities across Australia. The scale of these things doesn’t sink in until the semi shows up to transport the truck’s hopper.

How Shipping Containers Are Made

How Shipping Containers Are Made

They’re one of the world’s most ubiquitous objects – metal shipping containers used to transport goods around the planet. In this clip from BigSteelBox, we go inside a Chinese factory where the containers are crafted by a laborious mix of machine and human effort.

Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet Cutting

An incredible demonstration of the power of water, as this high pressure cutter slices cleanly through metal like a hot knife through butter. The 5-axis Kimla Streamcut can slice smooth and precise parts from a wide variety of materials, from foams to ceramics and stone.

Gummy Candy Assembly Line

Gummy Candy Assembly Line

We’ve already learned how to make our own gummy candies, but this neat video from Bosch Packaging Technology shows how they’re made in mass quantities. There’s something immensely satisfying about all those gummy bears and worms rolling off the assembly line.

Inside the Gibson Acoustic Factory

Inside the Gibson Acoustic Factory

While we were touring the mountains in the new 2016 Camaro SS (yeah, hard life, we know), we dropped by the Bozeman, Montana factory where Gibson Acoustic has been crafting guitars for the last 30 years. Incredibly, almost every step of the process is still done by hand.

Salami Robots

Salami Robots

We’re always amazed by the strange and wonderful contraptions used in factories to automate laborious tasks. Here, a crafty robotic assembly line picks and sorts salami sticks, grabbing the loose meat sticks and neatly placing them into trays for packaging.

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How Rubber Mats are Made

How Rubber Mats are Made

A fascinating sequence from the Discovery show How It’s Made, in which used old tires are shredded and turned into tiny particles which can then be melted down and turned into new rubber mats, in a great examples of recycling what would have once just sat in a landfill.

The Last Audio Cassette Factory

The Last Audio Cassette Factory

Despite being a technological dinosaur, there are a handful of people out there using cassette tapes. Through its stubbornness, National Audio Company is the last man standing, and has benefitted greatly from this fact. Original video from Bloomberg Business.

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