Posts Tagged 'manufacturing'

Inside The Airstream Factory [video]

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Inside One of The US’s Last Pencil Factories

According to the NY Times –

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or whispers, blocks of concrete or blades of grass, all depending on changes of pressure so subtle that we would hardly notice them in any other context.

Even as other factories have chased higher profit margins overseas, General Pencil has stayed put, cranking out thousands upon thousands of writing instruments in the middle of Jersey City.

Continue reading HERE.

Alternate link HERE.

Inside A Steel Mill [pics]

Wired posted some photos of a steel mill from photographer Ricky Rhodes.

Check out the pics HERE. (the page may be slow to load)

The Last Audio Cassette Factory [video]

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can [video]

How The Tesla Model S Is Made [video]

F3T – Ford’s Rapid Prototyping For Sheet Metal [video]


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