Daily Archives: 5. October 2003

How Everyday Things Are Made

Here is another neat “web pick” from the Discover Magazine web site…

The Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford University brings us “How Everyday Things Are Made.” This site describes (through movies and diagrams) how everything is made…from crayons, to jellybeans, airplanes, glass bottles, denim fabric, etc. The site was designed to introduce people to the “world of manufacturing.”

You can also follow links to:

  • on-line factory tours
  • information about manufacturing processes (as pdf documents)
  • suggested reading

    Note: Viewing this site over a DSL line or Cable modem will provide optimal results. You will also need Macromedia FlashPlayer plugin (6.029 or greater) to watch the movies.