We’re all feeling the stress lately, so it’s nice to have something to relax our brains. We turn once again to the Hydraulic Press Channel to help us release some tension, with a series of 65 different soft, squishy, crunchy, fragile, and bendy items meeting a satisfying end.
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Lauri and Anni of Hydraulic Press Channel fame dropped by the X-ray laboratory at the University of Helsinki to see what objects look like when crushed in front of an X-ray camera. With the help of scientist Samuli Siltanen, they were able to capture some very unique images. We’d love to see some more complicated objects.
Over the years, the Hydraulic Press Channel has smushed all kinds of stuff in their powerful industrial machines. Rather than having to dig through their YouTube channel for all of the best bits, they’ve compiled their favorite moments of destruction into one video. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the carnage.
The Hydraulic Press Channel took a momentary break from just smushing things for fun, and instead performed a bit of a physics experiment. By creating multiple 3D printed objects of the same weight and mass, but just different shapes, they were able to evaluate which shapes were the strongest of the bunch.
The Hydraulic Press Channel took advantage of the brief daylight in Finland to step outside of their workshop and play with another toy, lovingly known as the Smashinator 5,000,000. This pneumatic press is much faster than the one they typically use, and it makes quite the mess when it makes things explode.
Between steel, aluminum, copper, and brass, which one is strongest? The guys at the Hydraulic Press Channel decided to put each one to the test on their 150-ton press, with some pretty explosive results. We wonder what titanium or tungsten would do under the same forces.
If you crushed them down flat, just how many aluminum soda cans could you fit inside of a Pringles can? Well, the Hydraulic Press Channel is here to answer another question that nobody was asking, and used a special cylindrical tool to smush down as many cans as possible. It took them more than 2 hours to crush them all.
We already know that stacked paper is one of the most explosive things you can put under a hydraulic press. Now, let’s find out what kind of paper makes the biggest boom, as HPC tests paperback books, playing cards, paper pulp, and more under the pressure of their 144-ton press.
The Hydraulic Press Channel previously tested the strength of LEGO bricks. Now they’re here to do the same, but with the actual construction material used to hold up real world structures. Both red solid clay bricks and concrete blocks are able to withstand an extreme amount of pressure before failing spectacularly.
We’ve seen some pretty wild and messy things subjected to the world’s most popular hydraulic press. This time, they took their special noodle making tool, and transformed LEGO bricks into colorful worms. We’re thinking this would be a good way to take care of the random blocks your kids left on the floor for you to step on.
We know that crushing and cutting playing cards with a hydraulic press can be quite spectacular. Now, witness the explosive dispersion of energy in the most impressive way yet, thanks to the guys at Kron Technologies, who helped put together a bullet time rig with 72 of their Chronos 1.4 high speed cameras.
You’d think that pots and pans would be quite strong, but all who face the wrath of the mighty hydraulic press will eventually bend the knee to its crushing force. Watch as these everyday kitchen items from IKEA satisfyingly meet their maker. It was cool to see how the enamel from the pasta strainer flaked off.
One of the practical uses of a hydraulic press is to flatten out metal, so there’s no question about who will win in this battle. But watching long tubes of steel deforming under pressure is still wonderfully satisfying. They should start selling the results as sculptures.
The guys from the Hydraulic Press Channel decided to take authentic LEGO bricks and put them up against some cheap knockoffs to see how they hold up to the weight of their press. We won’t spoil the results, but suffice it to say you won’t be crushing them under your feet.
(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel whips out up one of their more dastardly tools, a metal grid for dicing objects into cubes. Will the mighty Stretch Armstrong survive the wrath of the 150-ton press, or will gum he just up the works like he did with that shredder?
(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel upgrades yet another one of their custom-machined tools. The latest version of their holey extrusion tool makes spaghetti out of cheese, ballistic gel, and a never-ending pile of candle wax. The stringy goodness starts at 1:43.
(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel reinforced their old Guillotine tool, making deadly cutting blade even heavier, sharper, and wider, making quick work of stuff in its path. Guess we know what to do with all those old AOL CD-ROMs we have in a closet somewhere.
Lauri and Anni of the Hydraulic Press Channel couldn’t let one of their best tools gather dust for too long. This time they used their spaghetti-slash-worm-making press tool to smush Stretch Armstrong, burning candles, squishy toys, and other random stuff. Hungry for more?
(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel presents a satisfying video featuring their latest industrial press tool – a metal container with holes perforated in its top, turning squishy stuff into worm shapes. For some reason, we’re reminded of the Play-Doh Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop.
Thanks to their new cutting blade aka the “Guillotine 5,000,000,” the Hydraulic Press Channel can now not only crush stuff, but cut it in half. Slicing sticky notes isn’t too thrilling, but the way it hacks through 10 decks of cards is the big payoff. And here we go…
For as much as we enjoy the Hydraulic Press Channel, we always thought they could use a better slow-mo camera. This time, they got their hands on a Phantom V2512 high speed camera thanks to Neverthink.tv, and captured the explosive result of crushing a ball bearing.
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