Tag: manufacturing

Burton: How to Make a Snowboard
March 12, 2011

Traveling to Burlington, Vermont, the Cool Hunting video crew visits Burton's snowboard manufacturing center to learn about their handmade process and prototyping techniques. Chris Doyle, the brand's "mad scientist" who's worked with founder Jake Burton since 1996, gives a behind-the-scenes tour explaining what makes their snowboards industry...

Plastic Injection Molding: How it's done
November 16, 2010

Injection molding (British English: moulding) is a manufacturing process for producing parts from both thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. Material is fed into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mold cavity where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the mold cavity.After a product is designed, usually by an industrial designer or an engineer, molds are made by a moldmaker (or toolmaker) from metal, usually...

Plastic Bottles: How it's done
November 13, 2010

Plastic bottles are made with a variety of resins, the most popular of which is high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) are also popular resins used to make different types of plastic bottles. PET is most often used to make plastic bottles for water and soft drinks, and the above video will demonstrate the manufacturing process. The plastic that eventually becomes a bottle starts out as...

Glass Bottles: How it's done
November 12, 2010

If you've always wondered how glass bottles were manufactured, then check out this interesting "How it's Made" segment. In all cases a stream of molten glass at its plastic temperature (1050-1200 Celsius) is cut by a shearing blade to form a cylinder of glass called a gob. Both of the processes start with this gob falling by gravity and guided by troughs and chutes into the blank...

Vinyl toys: How it's done
November 2, 2010

  Take a peek inside the Obitsu Factory, which has been manufacturing Japanese toys since 1966. Rotational molding, also known as rotomolding, rotocasting or spin casting, is a molding process for creating many kinds of mostly hollow items, typically of plastic. A heated hollow mold is filled with a charge or shot weight of material, it is then slowly rotated (usually around two perpendicular axes) causing the softened material to disperse and...