Maintenance Percussive from Duncan Robson on Vimeo. No need for an engineer’s degree!
Metal parts can be colored in the strangest ways. When we speak about aluminium, Apple is able to produce extraordinary hues on aluminium covers. As a matter of fact, they are using an anodization process which oxydizes the surface of the metal to create small pores to receive color pigmentation which will become nearly impossible… Read More
YouTube link Bravo à Philippe L.
I recently received an email from Tom Wrigglesworth inviting me to have a look at a recently published video. Usually, I let such requests go by (if they are not just caught and dumped by my anti-spam filter). Sometimes, I have a look at them. Today, I was stopped by the sheer simplicity of this… Read More
Remember! This was long before the text reading on the screen of your mobile phone. We were using books made out of… paper. I kid you not! Here is how they made books in this long-gone era: YouTube link
Keeping my continuous aim at showing you videos of some of the marvels of the industrial world, I found this video (promotional but interesting) where we can discover the manufacturing process for a football (relatively similar to our own rugby ball). YouTube link
Here is a Dimension SST 1200es 3D printer on the job of building 2 interlocked cube frames out of production-grade thermoplastic. YouTube link
YouTube link It ends with 5 minutes of cooling down for the brakes. If you want to see why and to have a better detailed view of it, look into it on a similar Airbus A380 brake test.
For those of you who asked for more details about the reliability of lead-free soldering (see the end of my previous titled “Manufacturing of electronic boards“, I have found an interesting and useful analysis from Numonyx (now Micron Semiconductors). Lead-free and leaded package soldering compatibility – Backward and forward compatibility This white paper explores the… Read More
In our series of videos about how things are manufactured, here comes a colorful one: Crayons.
The electric car from Chevrolet, like the new VOLT, is manufactured like nearly any other cars. Let’s see how. YouTube link
You certainly know the basic principles of the operation of a 4-stroke engine with its different phases: piston going down to suck gas and air in piston going up to compress the mixture piston going down pushed by the explosion piston going up to push burnt gas out of the cylinder Let’s admire the actual… Read More
The International Space Station is the product of a complex assembly process out of elements brought upt here by rockets and the space shuttle. Here is a video animation from USA today showing the sequence of events in this build-up.
Some of you may know that I work in the electronics industry (for automotive applications) with Johnson Controls. This is the reason why I am in daily contact with industrial means of manufacturing of complex electronic boards. For a long time now, I wanted to share some of the knowledge I acquired, some of the… Read More
Visit the infinitely small as we zoom right into steel. Zoom into Steelpar Weird_Weird_Science
We don’t use this in France (storms are enough to bring a forest to the ground) but here is the real hardware you need to cut down a forest in a few days only: Link to YouTube
In our short series of “How do you make…”, here is the industrial manuacturing of terrestrial globes How would you do it? The same way as described here? YouTube link Note: I said globe, not blog… 🙂
You probably remember the impressive unloading of an excavator from a truck, without using a crane or even a ramp: YouTube link But here come some more, a lot more, fun with cars, trucks, excavators and other big chunks of mechanics. Starting with a 15-ton Caterpillar playing along. Skills With A 15 Ton Front Loader… Read More