How It's Made

  • 2004
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

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

Carbon Fibre Car Parts, Hand Dryers
02:56 — Carbon Fibre Car Parts, Hand Dryers
Motorcycle Engines, Vaulting Poles
03:00 — Motorcycle Engines, Vaulting Poles
Jaws of Life, Artificial Christmas Trees
02:55 — Jaws of Life, Artificial Christmas Trees
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…)
Crystal Chandeliers
03:06 — Watch as a massive, show-stopping chandelier is hand blown, molded, and pieced together by expert artisans.
Fishing Line
03:28 — Find out how today's synthetic fishing line is woven, baked, tested and spooled to be extra durable.
How Are Camera Tripods Made?
03:08 — This tripod factory is one where precise machine cuts are made in tubes, and workers hand piece them together with custom housings.
How Frying Pans Are Made
03:01 — Workers start with melted aluminum alloy that is then shaped and coated multiple times to create the perfect non-stick finish.
Pasta Makers
04:52 — This handy kitchen appliance is made using stainless steel, cutting rolls, and electrically powered motors to create perfectly shaped pasta every time (more…)
Graphene
02:39 — In 2004, scientists extracted a substance called graphene from graphite - the material used to make pencils. Graphene can reveal chemical in the air, (more…)
How Are ATM's Made?
04:53 — Built both for security and keeping the electronic components safe from the elements, ATM machines are put through punishing tests.
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…)
Roller Conveyors
05:10 — Even the most basic factory machinery needs to be made somewhere. These roller conveyors are created using lasers and band saws.
Mesmerizing Brownies
03:12 — As ingredients are added to a giant mixer, baked, and travel several conveyor belts, you can’t look away from the chocolatey goodness.
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.
World's Smallest Car
03:02 — The Peel P50 is a three-wheeled microcar originally manufactured from 1962 to 1965 by the Peel Engineering Company on the Isle of Man. It recently sol (more…)
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!
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!
Stand-By Generators
03:32 — We may not notice them, but if electricty goes out in public places or ocations like hospitals where electricity keeps people alive, stand-by generato (more…)
How It's Made Season 22
How It's Made returns with new spellbinding episodes showing how everything from digital-antalog converters to diving masks and fins are made.
How It's Made Season 21
How It's Made returns with new spellbinding episodes showing how everything from blueberries, surge arresters, bassoon reeds and even composting toile (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 18
Visit the factory floor and learn the secrets of how everyday items such as apple cider, fishing line, kerosene lamp burners and much more are made.
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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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