Hydraulic Press

Which Metal Is Strongest?

Which Metal Is Strongest?

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.

Filling a Pringles Can with Cans

Filling a Pringles Can with Cans

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.

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Hydraulic Press Paper Explosions

Hydraulic Press Paper Explosions

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.

How Strong Are Bricks?

How Strong Are Bricks?

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.

LEGO vs Wormmaker 15,000,000

LEGO vs Wormmaker 15,000,000

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.

Bullet Time Playing Card Explosions

Bullet Time Playing Card Explosions

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.

Hydraulic Press vs. Pots and Pans

Hydraulic Press vs. Pots and Pans

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.

Hydraulic Press vs. Steel Tubes

Hydraulic Press vs. Steel Tubes

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.

LEGO and Fakes vs Hydraulic Press

LEGO and Fakes vs Hydraulic Press

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.

Hydraulic Press vs. Rims

Hydraulic Press vs. Rims

The Hydraulic Press Channel uses its powerful machine to conduct an interesting scientific experiment. They loaded it up with both aluminum alloy and steel car wheels to see which type is stronger, and how they behaved under extreme forces.

Dicing Stretch Armstrong

Dicing Stretch Armstrong

(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?

Crushing Dangerous Stuff

Crushing Dangerous Stuff

The Hydraulic Press Channel digs into their extensive library in a quest to find most dangerous stuff they can subject to the forces of their mighty industrial tool. As one commenter put it, “The ball bearing explosion looks like the creation of a universe.”

The Wormmaker 10,000,000

The Wormmaker 10,000,000

(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.

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The Guillotine 10,000,000

The Guillotine 10,000,000

(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.

The Wormmaker 5,000,000 Part 2

The Wormmaker 5,000,000 Part 2

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?

The Wormmaker 5,000,000

The Wormmaker 5,000,000

(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.

Aluminum Foil Frying Pan

Aluminum Foil Frying Pan

The Hydraulic Press Channel usually destroys things with their press, but this time they used the tremendous pressure it exerts to smoosh together a giant ball of aluminum foil, then shape it into a usable frying pan.

4-Blade Card Cutting

4-Blade Card Cutting

(PG-13: language) After wowing us with some epic card cutting action, the Hydraulic Press Channel doubled down and doubled the number of cutting blades on its Guillotine 5,000,000 – so now the playing cards go flying in all directions.

How to Cut a Deck of Cards

How to Cut a Deck of Cards

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…

Exploding Ball Bearings in Slow-mo

Exploding Ball Bearings in Slow-mo

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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How to Smallen a Sandwich

How to Smallen a Sandwich

The Hydraulic Press Channel finally gets around to something they should have done by now – taking a giant Dagwood sandwich and gradually smooshing it with thousands of pounds of force to see if they can make it small enough to fit in your mouth to eat.

Hydraulic Press vs. Battery Pack

Hydraulic Press vs. Battery Pack

The Hydraulic Press Channel first crushes a tablet playing their hilarious mobile game, then things get really explosive as they turn their attention to a large lithium ion battery pack, one of the last things you should ever put under extreme pressure.

Hydraulic Press: Exploding Paper

Hydraulic Press: Exploding Paper

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel shows us how compressing sheets of paper eventually results in a rather significant explosion. The first explosion isn’t anything special, but as the stack a little gets shorter, the boom gets bigger.

Hydraulic Press vs. Hamburgers

Hydraulic Press vs. Hamburgers

This video from the Hydraulic Press Channel isn’t there to prove the strength of the press or the objects it faces. It’s more like those old David Letterman bits where he tossed stuff off of a 5-story tower, and purely there to make as big of a mess as possible.

Hydraulic Press vs. Vice

Hydraulic Press vs. Vice

(PG-13: Language) While it’s fun to watch the deadly hydraulic press smush soft items, it’s far more satisfying to see it take on things that you’d think would be indestructible – like this metal vice. But it makes quick work of this and a few other random items in their latest video.

Hydraulic Press vs. Adamantium

Hydraulic Press vs. Adamantium

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel claims to have gotten their claws on some actual Adamantium, and from the looks of their latest video, it seems plausible. Though it’s far more likely that they’re just doing a sponsored promo video for Logan.

Toilet Paper Skateboard

Toilet Paper Skateboard

Lauri and Anni from the Hydraulic Press Channel took a break from their typical destruction to create something with their tools. By crushing rolls of toilet paper within an inch of their life, they were able to eventually come up with a semi-workable skateboard deck.

Red Hot Hydraulic Press

Red Hot Hydraulic Press

(PG-13: Language) The Hydraulic Press Channel steps things up, as they augment their mighty crusher with a red hot metal press tool, so objects aren’t merely flattened, but ignited or melted as they meet their makers. Watch the thermal camera footage here.

Hydraulic Press vs. Playing Cards

Hydraulic Press vs. Playing Cards

“Welcome to the Hydraulic Press Channel. Today we have stupid things for our press.” Well at least they’re self-aware. The destroyers of all things toss a bunch of random stuff under their mighty crusher, the most spectacular of which ends up being a simple deck of cards.

Hydraulic Press vs. Car Spring

Hydraulic Press vs. Car Spring

(PG-13: Language) Automotive springs are designed to absorb large amounts of shock, along with the substantial weight of the vehicles riding on them. But can one withstand the force of the mighty hydraulic press? Tune in and find out.

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