How It's Made

  • 2004
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

A series that shows how familiar objects used in everyday life are made.

Candy Canes
04:46 — Candy canes are delicious holiday treats that comes in all shapes and sizes. See the carefully choreographed production process in this How It's Made (more…)
Fishing Line
03:28 — Find out how today's synthetic fishing line is woven, baked, tested and spooled to be extra durable.
Large Tow Trucks
03:25 — Large, specialised recovery units are welded, painted and then secured to a pre-built truck. The resulting vehicle is strong enought to tow buses and (more…)
Toy Figurines
03:04 — Starting with detailed drawings and computer renderings, casts of toy figurines are either 3D printed or hand-carved from wax. The casts turn out hund (more…)
Pencil Sharpeners
03:07 — Pencil sharpeners may be small but great care goes into making them. We cover everything from the curing and polishing of the steel cutting blades to (more…)
Stone Flooring
03:28 — Once a time consuming, labor intensive task, the making of stone floors with elaborate designs can now be done in a factory in just hours.
Center Pivot Irrigation Systems
03:15 — These massive, rolling irrigation systems are custom designed to fit the field they will be irrigating The factory makes the pipes and the team assemb (more…)
Wooden Surfboards
04:53 — Hollow wooden surfboards are making a comeback. These artisanal boards are made from carefully chosen, eco-friendly wood cut into many different parts (more…)
LED Stage Lights
03:13 — Traditional one beam stage lighting is quickly becoming obsolete with the onset of programmable and multicolored LED stage lights. There are a myriad (more…)
How Is Mini Pepperoni Made?
03:11 — From the special spices, to the drying and smoking of the links, see how tasty little pepperonis are made.
3D Printers
03:40 — The surprising thing about 3D printers is that 3D printers are used to make most of the parts. Find out about these self-replicating devices.
Storage Sheds
03:17 — Storage sheds provide a home for things that don't belong or fit in the house. Here's how they are made!
Climbing Walls
03:42 — With a growing increase in adventure sports, climbing walls have become common sights in gyms, outdoors shops and training centers. See how these moun (more…)
Wet Suits
04:52 — Patterns of neoprene fabric fit together like a jigsaw puzzle in order to create a heavily insulated wet suit.
Channel Signs
04:47 — Before they appear above stores and restaurants, iluminated channel signs are created using vinyl and aluminum.
Hand Held Pizzas
04:22 — Usually, we are captivated by the machines mixing, cutting and baking items such as these hand held pizzas. However, ingredients are the star in this (more…)
How It's Made Season 11
Take a look inside the makings of chocolate coins, wax figures, pipe cleaners, siren systems, motorcycle jackets, paddle boats, latex swords, gemstone (more…)
How It's Made Season 13
This season How It's Made reaches a major milestone featuring its 1,000th product. Find out what that product is as well as how everyday items like wa (more…)
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  • Premiered: October 11, 2004
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A series that shows how familiar objects used in everyday life are made. (more)

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