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The Mind-Blowing Machines that Stamp Millions of Metal Parts - Smarter Every Day 288

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  • @smartereveryday
    @smartereveryday  Před 11 měsíci +1902

    This series is going to be extremely cool... and there will be opportunities to physically hold things that are manufactured during the series. The purpose of making these things is to make jobs in America. I would appreciate it if you would consider signing up for the email list. I promise not to spam you. www.smartereveryday.com/email-list

    • @Platypus_Warrior
      @Platypus_Warrior Před 11 měsíci +23

      Love you humble approach. By coming genuinely curious and making people understand that you have everything to learn about their topic makes them relax and talkative.

    • @randallteets5406
      @randallteets5406 Před 11 měsíci +27

      Mike Rowe would love to meet with you

    • @thebiglebowski8468
      @thebiglebowski8468 Před 11 měsíci +22

      As a person that is in these kinds of factories every day, I am loving the thought of this series. Thank you Destin

    • @hoilst265
      @hoilst265 Před 11 měsíci +58

      Aussie here. With a humanities degree. Thanks for the shout-out, as there's nothing more dangerous to humanity than...well, a lack of humanity.

    • @smartereveryday
      @smartereveryday  Před 11 měsíci +37

      @@hoilst265I agree

  • @willimnot
    @willimnot Před 11 měsíci +3083

    As a manufacturing engineer, I am very excited about this series

    • @grimaffiliations3671
      @grimaffiliations3671 Před 11 měsíci +32

      we're really seeing a boom in manufacturing these days

    • @philcourteney4328
      @philcourteney4328 Před 11 měsíci +33

      As the grunt who’s spent years pushing the button on the machines, I love this too! 😊👍

    • @camman945
      @camman945 Před 11 měsíci +24

      As a machinist, I'm also excited. So hard to find people anymore.

    • @-Vim-
      @-Vim- Před 11 měsíci +17

      Engineer, same here. Unfortunately I don't have the occasion to go see the process. So very nice to see it.

    • @joshuamahon260
      @joshuamahon260 Před 11 měsíci +20

      Just some guy here. I was the kid who would watch Myth Busters and How It's Made for fun. Don't know why I got into IT, because after watching this, I might need to change fields.
      I'm so excited for more of these! 😃

  • @chillaxbro107
    @chillaxbro107 Před 11 měsíci +483

    One thing that I love about Destin and smartereveryday is that he shows the exact same amount of interest and respect in everything and to everyone. He treats everyone from ceos down to low level works with the same respect, and give the same amount of attention and interest to stuff as big as rockets to stuff as small as single parts

  • @ClaptrapRapture
    @ClaptrapRapture Před 11 měsíci +223

    My favourite thing about this video was seeing Destin's unfailingly polite manner with everyone he encountered, introducing himself and speaking to the people working while this filming is going on around them. I've sat working while someone brought a film crew past me and it was kinda awkward not being engaged fully, but talked about within earshot, feeling like a zoo animal. That and Destin always seems to have the right question to ask next, to distil this person's decades of experience into something the lay person can understand. Great video.

    • @parva777
      @parva777 Před 10 měsíci +7

      You can't believe how you message touch me. Yess that where also so obvious to my eyes and heart. Destin is a very beautiful soul, those simple gesture of coming, contacting and respecting everyone is for me the human lesson that I will remember for years about this video. I could not have write it better then you. Thank you ClaptrapRapture ! (sorry for my miss spelling I'm speaking French I'm from Belgium)

    • @Elektrotechniker
      @Elektrotechniker Před 10 měsíci +8

      Spot on! I noticed he achieves this by often starting his interactions by asking them to explain it to him being the dumb person, child or the one that has never touched _this/that_ in his live!

    • @MachinecoMachines
      @MachinecoMachines Před 5 měsíci +2

      @@parva777 Votre commentaire est également apprécié ( I'm from Montréal ;-)

  • @jaspermuller1945
    @jaspermuller1945 Před 10 měsíci +72

    As a mechanical engineering student from Germany it is really interesting to see the production and manufacturing technics of another country. I`m really stoked to see all the kinds of production systems from 3d laserprinting and all the other additive methods to CNC. Really happy about this upcoming deep dive. This already amazing channel got even better :) Greetings from Germany!

    • @ManKetnas
      @ManKetnas Před 9 měsíci +1

      in Deutschland gerade im Raum Pforzheim ist die Hochburg von der Stanztechnik in allen möglichen Variationen, es ist trotzdem toll mal zu sehen wie die Amerikaner das machen.

    • @bobpug
      @bobpug Před 9 měsíci

      I worked for Trumpf in Ditzingen in their American division. I hope you get to see or work for them. Outstanding Laser builders amazing technology..

    • @AnonyMous-pi9zm
      @AnonyMous-pi9zm Před 8 měsíci +1

      I loved seeing in this video that all the cool new manufacturing techniques all come back to support stamping. It takes CNC, it takes EDM, all of that to create a bent piece of sheet metal.

  • @thomasdecker7631
    @thomasdecker7631 Před 11 měsíci +311

    As a retired technical instructor, I wish I'd had a video of this quality to introduce students to die design and stamping processes. Very well done.

  • @AraniaTwoFer
    @AraniaTwoFer Před 11 měsíci +349

    Dear Destin,
    I just finished my apprenticeship as a toolmaker a month ago. My profession is to build such tools that you showed us in the very beginning of the video.
    I am so honored that You shed some light on this field of work! It is incredibly fun and challenging to manufacture pieces in such tight tolerances out of hardened materials that are difficult to machine - there are parts for tools like this that have a tolerance window of just a few 10000s of an inch (0.001mm in metric), and they are to be expected to be perfectly right-angled at the same time.

    • @hapnewsom9217
      @hapnewsom9217 Před 11 měsíci +8

      what kind of yearly income range comes with this skill and training?

    • @smartereveryday
      @smartereveryday  Před 11 měsíci +54

      Ah, so you “probe with a trode” so to speak. Your job is very important. Take it seriously and do good work!

    • @AraniaTwoFer
      @AraniaTwoFer Před 11 měsíci +24

      @@hapnewsom9217 depends on where you live. I'm from Eastern Germany and compared to the US our income is laughably little, but living is also a lot cheaper. I'm making ~35k € per year BEFORE taxes (which translates to ~22k after taxes), which means that at my current costs of living I have ~6k to 7k of disposable income per year.

    • @AraniaTwoFer
      @AraniaTwoFer Před 11 měsíci +5

      @@smartereveryday Working on it 😀

    • @glennprivee639
      @glennprivee639 Před 11 měsíci +15

      In Germany we say "nen schlechter Werkzeugmacher ist immernoch nen guter schlosser"

  • @VVALT3R
    @VVALT3R Před 11 měsíci +9

    I'm not American, but there is something really special about US manufacturing. I like the people and culture, the tools, all of it. Thanks for this series, looking forward to more.

  • @jameswhyte6269
    @jameswhyte6269 Před 10 měsíci +31

    Hey Destin, I’m a Canadian high school student and I have had the opportunity to take many manufacturing classes, our school shop is fortunate to be one of the best outfitted school shops, and I have an amazing teacher who shows the importance of precision machining and being prepared for the future of machining, we learn full CNC, CAD and Plasmacutting operations through immersive projects. Our school also runs a electric race car completely designed and fabricated in house that helps to show the importance of precision and quality in large scale projects. So it’s really interesting to see just how applicable these skills are in industrial manufacturing

    • @baconghoti
      @baconghoti Před 10 měsíci +5

      I'm 50 and one of the school projects I had was to build a small scale reciprocating steam engine from bar and round stock using a mill and lathe - no CNC as we were using WWII surplus machines and had to thread end caps because nobody would let a 15yr old use a wielder. It was an amazing opportunity I still remember fondly for how we could turn lumps of metal into a working engine.

    • @margodphd
      @margodphd Před 7 měsíci +1

      ... great, and we didn't even see the inside of such a place. Very cool!

  • @swankymanatee6968
    @swankymanatee6968 Před 11 měsíci +125

    I'm a CNC programmer, I assign toolpaths to machine parts used in progressive dies such as the ones shown in this video. The average age of our shop is finally going down. We have a lot of old timers reaching retirement. The youngest toolmaker (the guys that put together and test the dies) was 55 until a year ago. Now we have 3 guys under 30. The age gap is crazy.

    • @jursamaj
      @jursamaj Před 11 měsíci +7

      Not really surprising. As industry moved overseas (because it's cheaper) and all the displaced old-timers took any jobs that *were* available, there weren't a lot of career entry opportunities in the US.

    • @mikeaubrey6058
      @mikeaubrey6058 Před 11 měsíci +7

      This is a common issue. I was talking about this to a man (in his 70's) who owns a firm that does glass curtain walls. I asked him what the average age of his installers is and his response was 50 years old. I asked him what the average age was 20 years ago and his response was 30 years old.

    • @tgi3d881
      @tgi3d881 Před 11 měsíci +2

      I'm in a Repair shop and the age gap is crazy. I'm a new hire trained in manual machining while my coworkers are CNC trained. Since we do repair work. It is almost all manual and my boss and I are teaching the other hires manual processes. I plan to go back to the tech school I earned my certs and give a talk on the different fields machining is applied to

    • @EmilioMejia
      @EmilioMejia Před 11 měsíci +1

      How do we bring these jobs back? Between outsourcing and automation, we're going to miss a whole generation of people that will never work in manufacturing.

    • @MachinecoMachines
      @MachinecoMachines Před 5 měsíci

      @@tgi3d881 Your comment should hava at least a 100 likes, You eloquently expressed exactly the problem the west has, all this basicmachine knowledge we exported to Japan, then Taiwan, then China...and then this juggernaut turned its cheaper labour to good work- , as they mastered our (stolen?) techniques and processes. Then the communists, allowed private enterprise and Voilà- China's pent stifled capitalistic ability were released like a virus, and became an economic pandemic infecting all western nations with cheap stuff for decades now!
      Thank God, we are attempting to "reshore".

  • @Sismodium
    @Sismodium Před 11 měsíci +419

    Cody the programmer is an inspiration. Overcoming obstacles, investing in his future, and making a big change after taking a chance.

    • @smartereveryday
      @smartereveryday  Před 11 měsíci +98

      Totally agree. After talking to him I really wanted young people to see him as an example. American can-do attitude

    • @smartereveryday
      @smartereveryday  Před 11 měsíci +121

      Also, killing only three parts and three years is a heck of a track record

    • @libbydaddy8610
      @libbydaddy8610 Před 11 měsíci +15

      ​@@smartereverydayAmen. We're going to need it as we on shore manufacturing to NA again. Looks like T&C is well positioned. Great job, looking forward to rest of the series!

    • @12jojimbo
      @12jojimbo Před 11 měsíci +9

      @@smartereveryday What does "killing" a part mean?

    • @metalman4217
      @metalman4217 Před 11 měsíci +45

      ​@@12jojimboMachinist here, he was talking about scrapping a part or basically either programming it incorrectly and the cutting tool cuts where it isn't suppose to or smashes into the part. Or making something is out of tolerance. 3 in 3 years is actually an incredibly outstanding track record!

  • @jessestites2098
    @jessestites2098 Před 10 měsíci +16

    My father was a T/D machinist for 35+ years and this brought a tear to my eye, I was in the Navy and the career I found when I got out I have to use a series 1 Bridgeport and a Monarch 10ee lathe, and I can almost hear his voice or hand on my shoulder as I operate those machines. I LOVE THIS SERIES!

    • @MachinecoMachines
      @MachinecoMachines Před 5 měsíci

      We love this too... and have three Bridgeports and 2 Monarch EEs. Those are considered THE best "Toolroom" lathe America ever made.

  • @salionshatterstar
    @salionshatterstar Před 11 měsíci +42

    This is so cool. Building real-world products seems the height of prestige to me. I never understood why, as a kid 25 years ago, we were discouraged from going into trades like these. Schools encouraged more hands-off fields, but surely you need be just as smart and creative (if not more) to work in a practical field than to do a desk job. My dad and grandfather worked in shops like this, I think, and they always seemed embarrassed for some reason, never wanting to talk about their work. I sure wish they'd have let me shadow them as part of a bring-your-son-to-work experience or whatnot.

    • @markstewart4501
      @markstewart4501 Před 10 měsíci +4

      What happened in the 80's that saw the decline? "cheaper" work forces overseas? Free trade theories by Milton Freedman? A choice to move to a "service" based economy? New tech had fallen behind manufacturing? Not enough Material Science degrees? Why go into a field that is being actively chopped up and shipped over seas?

    • @xuanchen3434
      @xuanchen3434 Před 10 měsíci +2

      The reason is inflation. Labor cost is much higher in US. Automation used to beat manual work in cost but China has caught up in automation, so they are at the same start line again. Your father and grandfather are correct as you will be competing with workers where living cost is 1/8 of US.

    • @markstewart4501
      @markstewart4501 Před 10 měsíci

      @@xuanchen3434 Labor cost vs. exploiting child labor is...inflation? Creating graveyards of 10's of thousands of cheap EV's is a false sense of equivalence. Greed much? You are SO lost in the sauce of...words?
      You are lost in the punditry of "alpha" men wearing bow ties for most of their career types.
      Let me guess, slavery would "lower" opportunity cost? or would you say it "raises" opportunity cost?
      You got yourself looking a full lemming.

    • @amicloud_yt
      @amicloud_yt Před 7 měsíci

      I think a big part of it was also that the American public was tricked into a cycle of buying cheap overseas goods that need to be replaced often due to bad materials and poor workmanship.

  • @mrericsully
    @mrericsully Před 11 měsíci +405

    I've been a science teacher for 18 years and I'm beginning to see the movement of students pursuing trades rather than college degrees. This will help educate me, hopefully inform & encourage them, and change mindsets about the value of each kind of education.

    • @MidwestFarmToys
      @MidwestFarmToys Před 11 měsíci +32

      You need both for a healthy economy, hopefully they all understand when you buy American you technically create jobs for yourself that pay decent at the same time.

    • @harmstrongg
      @harmstrongg Před 11 měsíci +37

      @@MidwestFarmToys "You need both.."

    • @tychosis
      @tychosis Před 11 měsíci +42

      I've been in engineering for 20 years--and I hate to say this, I run into a lot of people who just shouldn't have been engineers. People who just don't have an aptitude for it (or more importantly, a genuine interest--because I believe you can get good at nearly anything you're genuinely interested in.) I sometimes feel like pushing droves of students into STEM is a disservice and ignores a lot of the other needs we have...

    • @shalomscience
      @shalomscience Před 11 měsíci +4

      ​@@tychosis Agreed. In my field formal education and certification is often pushed. The problem I see is a lot of people who can take tests but can't think critically. They also seem to be uncurious and cannot find their own answers. They look to others to hand them the answer on a silver platter, instead of thinking critically and using reason.

    • @MidwestFarmToys
      @MidwestFarmToys Před 11 měsíci +5

      @@tychosis I've been in it for 14 years and this is happening at my company right now. We're hiring people from all over the world who can barely communicate but worse yet are only doing it because they were book smart and got the diploma because someone told them it was a strong field, but they don't give a flying flip about engineering and they aren't passionate about anything they do. They only care about the fancy job title and the salary. They put in the minimum effort, and what they do put out is constantly full of errors. I just end up doing their work myself because if I don't I'll end up having to re-do my stuff twice anyway coz the info they give me is always full of errors. It is freaking frustrating.

  • @patallene
    @patallene Před 11 měsíci +238

    I love the way you show up with enthusiasm to people who don't necessarily consider their job interesting. I see it alot in your videos where people seem hesitant to get into the details because they assume it's not that interesting to an audience, but your enthusiasm and engaged questions prompt them in a way that always reveals their depth of passion and knowledge.

    • @vigilantcosmicpenguin8721
      @vigilantcosmicpenguin8721 Před 11 měsíci +8

      Agreed. It's really nice that these people get a platform because you can just see how people like the operator of that press just have their eyes light up when people listen to them.

    • @anon_y_mousse
      @anon_y_mousse Před 11 měsíci +8

      And as a bonus, they get to find out that their jobs are actually interesting.

    • @EmilioMejia
      @EmilioMejia Před 11 měsíci +7

      Yes! I just commented on this. They're like "why are you asking such detailed questions?" Then they drop their defenses and get super excited to answer and share their knowledge.

    • @luukdeboer1974
      @luukdeboer1974 Před 11 měsíci +7

      Easy to stay happy and smiling during a tour, but not when you're operating the same machine day in and day out. Some of these jobs are really boring and mind numbing. But in the totality of the process they're essential. And if they are paid a living wage people will do the job. I hope they're rotated between different tasks though, to keep them happy

    • @GReaper
      @GReaper Před 6 měsíci +1

      @@luukdeboer1974 And sometimes, just having someone want to know what your job is, and what your machine is doing, is a nice way to break up the monotony.

  • @sethr5058
    @sethr5058 Před 11 měsíci +13

    Thank you for not just showing the process, but spending time with the people behind it, especially discussing how they got there and how they developed their skills. The machines are cool, but It’s the people that make this amazing!

  • @sypialnia_studio
    @sypialnia_studio Před 11 měsíci +20

    It's so nice to see people making stuff that has a clear purpose, all of the workers seemed cool, down to earth and polite people. How different from a typical office culture these days. Another classic from Destin, thank you for sharing your passion for knowledge!

    • @GReaper
      @GReaper Před 6 měsíci

      That's not dissimilar to the military. It can be dangerous, and you gotta know the guy next to you has your back for safety. At the end of the day, everyone wants to go home in one piece and alive. Office culture tends to have people putting others down because the only danger is money/career loss, or stagnating and being bored.

  • @InheritanceMachining
    @InheritanceMachining Před 11 měsíci +126

    The importance of this video and the coming series cannot be understated! You're doing some great work here, Destin!

    • @craigcorson3036
      @craigcorson3036 Před 11 měsíci

      _Non compos mentis_

    • @AraniaTwoFer
      @AraniaTwoFer Před 11 měsíci +2

      Can't agree more! And it is so nice to see familiar content creators here in the comment section whose work I also deeply appreciate 🙂

    • @djlolypop
      @djlolypop Před 11 měsíci +9

      Imagine all the side projects this factory has 😂

    • @dakotareid1566
      @dakotareid1566 Před 11 měsíci +3

      love your videos

    • @mrspecks945
      @mrspecks945 Před 11 měsíci

      Did the video picture change from orange to blue?

  • @EEF2077
    @EEF2077 Před 11 měsíci +158

    As a Machinist, CNC programmer, and welder, I am extremely excited for this series

  • @SundewAU
    @SundewAU Před 10 měsíci +10

    This is a brilliant video! I'm a toolmaker myself and work on transfer dies producing parts for dual-clutches. We also had a few progressive dies when I started my job and regularly see them in storage, so all of this is quite familiar to me. It's actually a bit emotional. Just like Weston, I also always struggle to explain to others what it is that my colleagues and I are doing 😅 You absolutely have to see and experience it to get an idea what kind of work goes into making even a seemingly ordinary part. I love the combination of engineering, manual labor, analytical work and that touch of artistry 😊 It totally changed the way I look at all the everyday objects around us. Just knowing why so many things in our lives look and/or work the way they do gives you a deeper appreciation for what we as humans are able to make from basically nothing.
    Just to add to the answer for the question at 12:11 about why that part isn't bent into two 90s in one step instead of two; it's absolutely true that oftentimes you can see an engineer's "handwriting", so to speak, so someone else would use a different methodology. But depending on your desired geometry, oftentimes it'll be impossible to form it in one step. In this case you'd go from pretty much simply bending into drawing. And with those radii, depending on the ductility, the required holding and drawing forces would probably exceed the material's tensile strength. So another way would be form both finished angles but with larger radii and then sharpen them in a second step.
    Please keep these kinds of videos coming, I absolutely enjoy them! 🙂

    • @rickmajeski3703
      @rickmajeski3703 Před 9 měsíci +3

      Agreed. The metal, if formed too quickly at the 90 degree bend line, could show signs of cracking as well. Unless they could slow that bend down in that area, which isn't possible on that type of press.

    • @SundewAU
      @SundewAU Před 9 měsíci +2

      @@rickmajeski3703 Correct, yes. You'd see the typical thinning and tearing of a tensile test, because basically that's what'd be happening there. It wouldn't be bending, but drawing, and all that material between both right angles would need to flow through the outer radius. I'm not sure doing it slower would be practical, the cross section at the inner radius would need to withstand the force applied by the blank holder and plastic deformation of the flowing material. Assuming that would work, they have that servo press, but then you'd make all the punches and cutters go through way too slowly and production output would obviously suffer. Either way, all of this would needlessly complicate the whole process. So the tool, as it exists here, works perfectly well 🙂 There are countless ways of getting from a blank to a finished part, that's the beauty of it.
      Yet in my experience, the best solution is rarely the simplest nor most intuitive but the most elegant one. 😉

  • @vigilantcosmicpenguin8721
    @vigilantcosmicpenguin8721 Před 11 měsíci +10

    I'm really glad to see a series like this. CZcams has a lot of edutainment content about the sciences, the arts, humanities, engineering... but the skilled trades are something I don't get to learn about. You really do get smarter every day.

  • @maltezachariassen7496
    @maltezachariassen7496 Před 11 měsíci +111

    One wonderful thing about Destin's videos, is that he makes a point of actually trying to meet, introduce himself to- and learn the names of every person in the assembly-line - WHILE simultaneously respecting the workers' time and work. I've seen too many documentaries that uses a voice-over while looming over some nameless, faceless worker. Watching these videos I actually get a feeling of how I feels working there. Plus - having Destin asking the "obvious" questions actually allows the workers to show their expertise as both skilled workers but also conveyors of information.

    • @MegaFPVFlyer
      @MegaFPVFlyer Před 11 měsíci +2

      I think you just pinned down what makes his videos so great. They're not just about the machines, science, and engineering. They're about people.

    • @ArsStarhawk
      @ArsStarhawk Před 11 měsíci

      Very much this. The coast guard and submarine videos were really good examples of this.

  • @horsekid98367
    @horsekid98367 Před 10 měsíci +7

    Watched this with my 5 year old son, and weeks later he was looking at a joist hanger I was installing and said "Dad, this was made on a press" Super proud as a Dad of course, but great job Destin making content that is understandable and memorable!

  • @dexb5797
    @dexb5797 Před 11 měsíci +6

    During this metal stamping process you walked past many of the most used items in the world. You should do a episode on the corrugated box process. You have many corrugated plants within just hours of Huntsville.

  • @krispockell685
    @krispockell685 Před 11 měsíci +186

    Seeing Destin treat all the operators like people is my favorite part of this video!

    • @nicstroud
      @nicstroud Před 11 měsíci +16

      Great, but why would he do otherwise?
      Is that surprising to you?

    • @sapperdeflap
      @sapperdeflap Před 11 měsíci +1

      Can I have a bucket to puke in? What a bunch of a** kissing.... In Europe it is completely standard to treat all operators like normal people, why you might ask yourself, well because they're humans?

    • @Istram
      @Istram Před 11 měsíci +19

      OP might be reacting to the way he's interacting with them.
      I think a lot of content creators would not involve individual operators, unless they were scripted in.
      I often think about this when watching SED videos - the interactions are very humane and nice. Really like it.

    • @krispockell685
      @krispockell685 Před 11 měsíci +15

      @nicstroud It's not surprising from Destin (by all accounts, he really is a great human), but it wouldn't have been out of place for nearly any other CZcams host to ignore them entirely. Destin goes out of his way to include them, and I think it's one of the things that makes this channel special.

    • @remek_ember
      @remek_ember Před 11 měsíci +10

      ​@@nicstroud I think what he meant is there are some pretty big youtubers who do factory tours, and operators rarely get involved on this level. Most of the time there is a guide who explains the process and that's it. I can imagine that in some cases it is the company policy, but nonetheless it just feels wrong and sometimes straight up disrespectful

  • @brent1791
    @brent1791 Před 11 měsíci +95

    I am a CNC machinist that has returned to school for my mechanical engineering undergrad. This series is extremely exciting. I can’t wait to get back into manufacturing!

    • @JoeyRF
      @JoeyRF Před 11 měsíci +7

      YES! We need more engineers that have experience with making parts! Most engineers think if they can draw it up it can be made. That’s not always the case.

    • @SkorpioVenom
      @SkorpioVenom Před 11 měsíci +5

      @@JoeyRF I work in manufacturing and its amazing how often a design for a part will get submitted that simply can't be made. They don't teach engineers how to make parts, just how to design them.

    • @jm2340
      @jm2340 Před 11 měsíci +1

      What do you need to study in College to have the kind of knowledge Weston does?
      Mechanical engineering?

    • @SkorpioVenom
      @SkorpioVenom Před 11 měsíci +1

      @@jm2340 Mechanical engineering is about the closest you can get but a ton of his knowledge comes from hands on experience in the workplace. Unfortunately most places wouldn't hire you for his position without a Mech E or Industrial E degree, even if you have years of experience in the hands on experience.

  • @Joeyzoom
    @Joeyzoom Před 10 měsíci +4

    This was a lot of fun and interesting for me. I'm completely ignorant when it comes to manufacturing and, like you alluded to, understand only additive manufacturing. This is a brilliant display of easily digestible information that helped me understand manufacturing stamped materials and the capabilities and facets of the trade. Fantastic job, Destin, thank you! Cheers 🍻

  • @TaberCope
    @TaberCope Před 10 měsíci +3

    Another Manufacturing Engineer here! I’m going to love this series! Thanks for covering the often hidden side of making things.

  • @mattm9050
    @mattm9050 Před 11 měsíci +143

    As an engineer who previously worked as a tool design engineer for sheet metal stamping in the aerospace industry, I absolutely love this video. This is a video that engineering students should watch in college to learn about manufacturing.

    • @NielsWullems
      @NielsWullems Před 11 měsíci +3

      Tool design is a cool specialty and I've learned so much doing it.

    • @WontSeeReplies
      @WontSeeReplies Před 11 měsíci +1

      Aerospace to stamped?

  • @yukitora10
    @yukitora10 Před 11 měsíci +111

    I would love to see more of Destin doing the "dirty jobs" thing but with skilled trades and focusing on how great these people are rather than the undesirable parts

    • @fionafiona1146
      @fionafiona1146 Před 11 měsíci +6

      Acknowledging both shouldn't be an issue
      People shouldn't choose Jobs they like the perks of but those (among the jobs with appreciated perks) who's downside they don't mind
      I am very glad to have had that advice

    • @jammin60psd
      @jammin60psd Před 11 měsíci +5

      Could you imagine a Mike Rowe and Destin colab...

  • @coltenh581
    @coltenh581 Před 9 měsíci +12

    The greatest thing about these videos is watching these workers that could be fairly described as rather hardened and grizzly, just ABSOLUTELY light up when they realize how much you know and care about what they have to say. It’s really wonderful. You show you have a real appreciation and understanding of what they do and it really shows and drives these videos. Loved you for years Destin!!

  • @Superwowhealer
    @Superwowhealer Před 9 měsíci

    This made me so happy seeing this. I worked in a plant just like this. I ran the department with 6 Sodick Wire EDMs just like these 0:27:07. What a great explanation of the whole process of how the progressive dies work. I cant wait to see a full video on the EDM Machines. While nowadays people are herded into college these manufacturing skills are still needed and require a lot of training and knowhow to create these sheet-metal parts. I completed a 4 year apprenticeship in Switzerland before plying my trade in the USA. Thanks for this series.

  • @almostanengineer
    @almostanengineer Před 11 měsíci +189

    As someone who’s main engineering interest is manufacturing, I’m so excited for this series 😊

    • @Volt64bolt
      @Volt64bolt Před 11 měsíci +3

      I agree, as an engineer in training this will be even more interesting of a series than the submarine

    • @lieutenant2463
      @lieutenant2463 Před 11 měsíci +2

      yeah as a current welding student I'm really waiting to see what that episode will look like

    • @Vinzmannn
      @Vinzmannn Před 11 měsíci +1

      As someone whose main engineering interest isn't manufacturing, I'm convinced you're insane ;) Anyway I'm also excited.

    • @almostanengineer
      @almostanengineer Před 11 měsíci

      @@Vinzmannnif you want to know just how insane, search ‘Lego Mini figure factory’, those are the assembly lines I wish I knew the maths to complete my degree to make 🤣

  • @josephwatts2904
    @josephwatts2904 Před 11 měsíci +87

    When I first saw the length of the video I thought - there’s no way I’m going to be interested in the stamping process for an hour……..and I was dead wrong. This was super fascinating, thanks for another banger, Destin!

    • @CreachterZ
      @CreachterZ Před 11 měsíci +3

      Exactly the same here. Now it’s almost over and I’m late to bed.

    • @MrIgottap
      @MrIgottap Před 11 měsíci +2

      Yeah, it got it’s hooks into me as well despite initially thinking “no way I’ll finish that”

    • @dizastro5437
      @dizastro5437 Před 11 měsíci +1

      I felt the same. Glad i clicked.

    • @unknowncuyler5449
      @unknowncuyler5449 Před 11 měsíci +1

      Mr joeseph watts, judging on your picture how could a man with a beard of such not be interested?!

    • @ematise
      @ematise Před 11 měsíci +1

      ​@@unknowncuyler5449😂 I have no beard and still watched to the end. I didn't even had the time to see how long the movie is :))

  • @glennpettipas6334
    @glennpettipas6334 Před 11 měsíci +3

    I want to thank the manufacturer for allowing SmarterEveryDay into their facility and explaining, then showing us all how those parts are made. I buy something off a shelf as a completed item, like a blender. But never did I ask myself where did those blades actually come from? They come from plants all over the world, everyone adding their pieces to produce things that I just took for granted. I need a new toaster, I now wonder how many people and companies it will take to produce said toaster, when I purchase one?
    Excellent Series, Thanks to you, I am, if not smarter. I'm definitely more knowledgeable then I was yesterday.

  • @kylewhite5695
    @kylewhite5695 Před 10 měsíci +3

    The electric discharge machining is so cool. As a student I struggle to get within 5 thousandths of an inch on even precision equipment. It’s stunning how far beyond that trained experts can go.

  • @MadMathMike
    @MadMathMike Před 11 měsíci +98

    36:15 I love that he demonstrated the "light curtain". Sometimes we can make the mistake of not exercising our failure modes, and he demonstrated that safety feature with absolute confidence that the machine would stop immediately. Incredible. 👏

    • @markfryer9880
      @markfryer9880 Před 11 měsíci +8

      And the press stopped immediately, no ifs, but's or maybes!

    • @karlharvymarx2650
      @karlharvymarx2650 Před 11 měsíci +8

      That impressed me too. My closest to similar job experience didn't have light curtains because we were ordered to put our hands in those places where they could be crushed, cut, or ripped off. It also pleased me to see workers in a well lit, clean, climate controlled workplace where manual labor weight and work speed demands aren't slowly destroying people's bodies for minimum wage. I don't know enough to be sure, but I get the impression the stamp and die plant is a good place to work because management has a conscience. It was also fascinating to see how stamped parts are made. It would have been nice to see a tool and die set made of transparent aluminum recycled from a whale tank so that we could see more of what is going on, but I guess we can't have it all for a few more centuries.

    • @GeekyGarden
      @GeekyGarden Před 11 měsíci +2

      We have light curtains in the greenhouse where I work for our transplanting robots. The problem we have is that being in a semi-outdoor environment, insects sometimes trip them. 😂

    • @alanprather8399
      @alanprather8399 Před 11 měsíci +2

      you know there was some supervisor on the floor cussing cause the suits stopped the machine.

    • @ethanschaefer8327
      @ethanschaefer8327 Před 11 měsíci

      as someone who's been injured when a light curtain/ safety device failed I wouldn't trust it further than I could throw it lol

  • @cassandragonzalez6995
    @cassandragonzalez6995 Před 11 měsíci +106

    I work at Stamping facility and I can’t even tell you how excited I am to see this video! I’m going to share it with everyone! I love your videos and can not wait to see the rest of this series! Thank you for the awesome work you do!

    • @johnbirkholz994
      @johnbirkholz994 Před 11 měsíci +2

      I got a job in a metal stamping facility, and worked every job from setup, floor lead, toolmaker, and die designer. Such an interesting and pure mechanical trade that I did not appreciate until I was in over my head 😂

  • @BrightBlueJim
    @BrightBlueJim Před 11 měsíci +2

    I worked in a paintbrush factory for a short time, and what I learned there is that sometimes the real magic isn't in how something is made, but how the machines that make something are made. Those progressive dies are amazing.

  • @andr0373
    @andr0373 Před 11 měsíci +2

    This is really excellent. Engineers/machinists don't often get the credit they deserve for figuring all this out efficiently. You can tell, it's almost so complicated it can't be explained in a video. Keep it up and nice job on asking questions and getting them to explain all the cool details.

  • @zollotech
    @zollotech Před 11 měsíci +248

    Great series and idea. Appreciate you sharing all the details.

  • @timmoody553
    @timmoody553 Před 11 měsíci +54

    I work as a senior automated press operator for a short to mid run stamping company in Minnesota. We also make our own tooling in house! I love that you are shedding light on our industry as there really isn’t much out there. Loved the video!

  • @theegunn
    @theegunn Před 10 měsíci +3

    This is absolutely one of my favourite videos you have done, the whole manufacturing process is fascinating to me.

  • @DomenicoBettinelli
    @DomenicoBettinelli Před 10 měsíci +6

    Thank you so much. My father, who died about a year ago at 89 years old, was a machinist and a millwright over a career of more than 50 years first in the US Navy and then in the private sector and you have given me an idea of what it is he really did. I couldn't be prouder of him today. Now I want to encourage my own children to consider a career in the skilled trades.

  • @FRODYeh
    @FRODYeh Před 11 měsíci +102

    That's amazing how willing the stamping manufacturer to show all the details in the process. I also really appreciate the attitude that Destin holds to a new field which is so enthusiastic and getting to know it step by step. I'm excited about this series!

    • @JBernhard72
      @JBernhard72 Před 11 měsíci +8

      They need the public to see the process so a new generation of workers will enter the field.

    • @Justin-jy6vm
      @Justin-jy6vm Před 11 měsíci +5


    • @griffinbrien1249
      @griffinbrien1249 Před 11 měsíci +2

      If you talk to passionate people about what they’re passionate for you will get great results.

    • @darkrevolution9759
      @darkrevolution9759 Před 11 měsíci

      honestly like you couuld go start a million dollar business with this knowledge if you had the know how and funds really...

    • @JBernhard72
      @JBernhard72 Před 11 měsíci

      @@darkrevolution9759 yep, but you need the knowledge and a lot of money... each one of those CNC machines is $100,000 to $500,000.... or more!

  • @tjasra
    @tjasra Před 11 měsíci +74

    I've worked in a steel stamping press plant for twelve years, and seeing the accurate information here gives me even more appreciation for everything else on this channel.

    • @Bobbias
      @Bobbias Před 11 měsíci +8

      I worked in one for 6 years, and I'm really happy that now there's a good video I can show to people if they're interested in seeing what stamping actually looks like. There's so few good videos out there showing what the process actually looks like from close up.

    • @beaverbuoy3011
      @beaverbuoy3011 Před 11 měsíci +4

      Oh you're an EVE guy! o7

    • @tjasra
      @tjasra Před 11 měsíci

      @@beaverbuoy3011 I was, though not so much any more. o7

  • @401sFinest
    @401sFinest Před 7 měsíci

    My father is a Tool and Dye maker and has been doing it since I was born, I am 33 years old. He was able to provide for his family, be there after work to spend time with my brother and I when we were young (family time), was the greatest role model and made me the man I am today. I never really knew a ton about his day to day activities but knew he was mechanically and over all intelligent and a great problem solver. I remember telling kids when I was young he was a tool maker and people just were confused. This video made me emotional which I never expected. Made me appreciate him even more. Thank you for putting on display your genuine curiosity and kind hearted nature to everyone you come across.

  • @codyharris3250
    @codyharris3250 Před 11 měsíci +1

    I'm a quality engineer in a stamping department for an appliance manufacturer. This was a great video to watch and very well explained! I can't tell you how much I appreciate tool makers. They are some of the most intelligent people IMO. Not only to understand how dies work and the progression station to station but also their machining knowledge.
    We do both progressive and transfer stamping here, if you are ever in Wisconsin I could probably show you our transfer press. We have two 1500 ton transfer press and a 1000 ton transfer press that make parts that are as big as 27"x34" from 14k lb coils of steel.

  • @2hacksinashack
    @2hacksinashack Před 11 měsíci +221

    As a CNC machinist, I’m extremely interested to see the rest of the series. You do such a good job with your videos.

    • @Zaku186
      @Zaku186 Před 11 měsíci +3

      Im almost done with a machine tool tech degree and hearing him talk about skilled trades being in demand is music to my ears.

    • @breakthecycle5238
      @breakthecycle5238 Před 11 měsíci +1

      If DEI gets into STEM, none of this will be possible.

    • @2hacksinashack
      @2hacksinashack Před 11 měsíci +3

      @@Zaku186 machinists are retiring in droves. The majority of my coworkers are close to retirement. It’s difficult to find skilled people to fill positions.

    • @BigBassM1K3Y
      @BigBassM1K3Y Před 11 měsíci +2

      I miss being a machinist.. I'm in a warehouse now distributing stuff all over the world. There's just something so fulfilling about taking a chunk of material and turning in a finished part that my current job just doesn't stand up to l. I was a CNC programmer and machinist along with a manual machinist for almost 8 years. I know we are a dying breed. I hope to one day get back to that passion of creating something useful. I worked for 2 different companies over my short amount of time compared to my superiors... making machines for the mailing industry for folding and inserting paper into envelopes, and then for a Department of Defense contractor. The latter was such and amazing daily challenge that kept me on my grind every day to make sure every part was absolutely in every tolerance. I made stuff for many of the top names in aviation and military jets. I really miss it... I will one day get back to it. For now, I'll enjoy these videos. Glad to see this series start here and hopefully inspire future generations to get into the manufacturing/machinist trade!!!

    • @cfsjedi8180
      @cfsjedi8180 Před 11 měsíci +1

      @@Zaku186 starting college this year for my machine tool tech degree

  • @hannah9418
    @hannah9418 Před 11 měsíci +146

    Hey Destin! Would you like a tour of a Roll Forming Equipment manufacturer? Its the sister/competitive process to progressive stamping and its very interesting. I have an in at several, including other metal processing manufacturers.

    • @error.418
      @error.418 Před 11 měsíci +5

      Sister makes sense, but competitor? I should think some projects would work best with progressive stamping, and others would work best with roll forming. Would you say that's not the case, that roll forming can take on all jobs equally well or better that could otherwise be done with progressive stamping?

    • @littlejackalo5326
      @littlejackalo5326 Před 11 měsíci

      ​@@error.418no, you need both.

    • @floorpizza8074
      @floorpizza8074 Před 11 měsíci +1

      I'd love to see this!

    • @TimbavatiLion
      @TimbavatiLion Před 11 měsíci +2

      Going just by the name i assume roll forming works like having the dies on a rotating roll and the sheet metal is fed in a continous movement, the dices roll over and into the steel, pressing it into the forms?
      It basically takes out the extra step of converting the turning motion into an up&down.

    • @XenZenSen
      @XenZenSen Před 11 měsíci

      Sounds neato

  • @newsmansuper2925
    @newsmansuper2925 Před 7 měsíci

    the skill to make a stamp is just out of this world

  • @dvjvbv
    @dvjvbv Před 10 měsíci

    Wow. Love it!
    I think you're performing a great service with this series by showing the knowledge and technology that goes into a factory product. The progressive process looks like a sort of physical program, each stamp cycle is a line of code or a function, taking input from the previous index and feeding it to the next.
    It would take skill to design the stamping order so that the part can be formed in a way that allows the tool to get in, do the work, clear, and then move to the next index without getting hung up.

  • @philmarceniuk322
    @philmarceniuk322 Před 11 měsíci +45

    I think my favourite thing about your videos is how you portray everything and especially the people doing the job. You are so respectful of their skillset and whether they are just learning, or a seasoned pro, you treat them with the utmost respect.

    • @seishoaniki
      @seishoaniki Před 10 měsíci +3

      Destin's respect and humility are hard to ignore especially for a southerner.

  • @ImAEpicster
    @ImAEpicster Před 11 měsíci +34

    I swear Destin always makes the most boring stuff really cool to learn about. Really goes to show having a good teacher makes a world of difference.

  • @Georgiesworkshop
    @Georgiesworkshop Před 3 měsíci

    I'm from Australia and use to work in the Automotive industry but the Australia government got rid of manufacturing. All the stamping brings back memories. Keeping jobs is important thank God America is keeping manufacturing going. I will support my American friends.

  • @thisismyworkaccount4519
    @thisismyworkaccount4519 Před 11 měsíci

    I work in the printing industry and we use die-cutting, stamping, embossing/debossing so frequently but no one outside of manufacturing understands the process. Thanks for covering this!

  • @timsinkovitz
    @timsinkovitz Před 11 měsíci +68

    I've worked in an automotive steel stamping plant for 22 years now in Canada. That servo press was super cool to see as I had never seen one perform before. If you ever make a transfer die video, I'll definitely check that out. Most of the progressive parts I make are left and right versions so they are mirror image of each other for driver side and passenger side. Our smallest press is 250 tons going up to a 1600 ton press. The sheer size of the large presses are living room sized area's of operation which is mind blowing as well

    • @thezoomguys385
      @thezoomguys385 Před 11 měsíci +11

      I spent a few years working in a press rebuilding shop. It was quite a learning experience working on some of those giant presses & seeing them in action at the customer facilities. It's hard to really appreciate them til you see a really big one on person & also see what it takes to either disassemble them, or assemble them and get them running. Many of the the large presses can weigh well over 2 or 300 tons fully assembled, especially ones that that do large area stamping with a deep draw. Sometimes the die assemblies alone can be 20 tons. On one we worked on, the flywheel alone weighed almost 40 tons. Another one had giant tie rods 60ft long and about ~24" in diameter & had a double basement 16t deep. That one had a 3200t capacity.

  • @fourteenalmonds6633
    @fourteenalmonds6633 Před 11 měsíci +90

    As an Engineering student turning 20 today, this series is an incredible birthday gift! Thank you Destin 🎂🎂🎂

    • @smartereveryday
      @smartereveryday  Před 11 měsíci +28

      As Roger says… you better get out on the production floor! Sweep up around the workers. It is a quick way to earn respect through humility.

    • @Pon1bcd
      @Pon1bcd Před 11 měsíci +1

      Happy Birthday.

    • @johnbravo2301
      @johnbravo2301 Před 11 měsíci +1

      HB may you have many more constructive years,,, keep your fingers and toes...

    • @BenjySparky
      @BenjySparky Před 11 měsíci +1

      Happy birthday, my guy! Peace

    • @michaelyoung7261
      @michaelyoung7261 Před 11 měsíci +1

      Happy bday, good luck with the studying! You *can* do this!!

  • @imadethiscomment5663
    @imadethiscomment5663 Před 3 měsíci

    Thank you so much for doing this series. I worked in a factory for a few years and I was amazed by all the diecast machines, and the tooling department who maintained them, and all of that. People would do good to appreciate the amount of careful innovation that goes into making everything they purchase. Manufacturing is insane.

  • @EmilioMejia
    @EmilioMejia Před 11 měsíci +8

    I'm a professional cameraman and filmmaker. Lemme tell you why I love your camera work. Most of it is 1st person perspective, pretty close to your eye line. I love seeing people's faces when you start asking detailed questions. They are surprised and have probably never had to explain the way their job works with such detail and depth. Their faces always go from surprise, a little bit of apprehension, to genuine excitement to share their knowledge. Then you whip around and show yourself, also excited to learn and share with them the passion for new knowledge. It makes me giddy, and it happens in every video. Thanks again for all of the work it obviously takes to make these videos. If I ever get rich, I'm hitting you up to become an angel investor. Not because there's a need to increase the production value, just because you're a cool dude that deserves to be rewarded for spreading so much knowledge.

  • @ericcox6764
    @ericcox6764 Před 11 měsíci +82

    I spent years as an industrial electrician. The tool and die guys were in a league of their own. Mad respect for them.

    • @smartereveryday
      @smartereveryday  Před 11 měsíci +21

      Agree. Modern wizards.

    • @austinblevins3084
      @austinblevins3084 Před 11 měsíci +6

      Wizard is about right.
      Black smiths bend metal, these guys make ideas reality.

  • @hannahwatermelon
    @hannahwatermelon Před 11 měsíci +49

    As someone who always gets sucked into "How it's made" episodes when they come up on tv, I am filled with great anticipation of this series. Like seriously, I LOVE this stuff SO MUCH.
    Edit: I just finished the video and it was even more amazing than I was expecting and I'm just so excited to see what else you'll cover with this series. Please keep it up. This video was amazing I need to see more!!!

  • @jonathanspivey5842
    @jonathanspivey5842 Před 11 měsíci +4

    I worked in a machine shop for about 5 years right after high school. It’s been over 10 years ago now, but as soon as you showed the Bridgeport, I got the tingles.
    You’re really making me wanna jump back into manufacturing.

  • @AusTxMale
    @AusTxMale Před 10 měsíci +1

    I was a press operator for 2 years back in 2001-2003 and remember quite a bit about this manufacturing process. This video filled in a few gaps in my overall understanding of the process and brought back quite a few fond memories for me. I'm looking forward to seeing the other videos in this series.

  • @3nertia
    @3nertia Před 11 měsíci +82

    Oh, this is nearly an hour long? I hadn't noticed! Thanks for the video, Destin! I'm really excited for this series! :D
    Thanks to T&C Stamping as well for allowing you (and us) in!

    • @alveolate
      @alveolate Před 11 měsíci +2

      and what a breathtaking hour it was! when politicians wax lyrical about jobs and stuff, this is the actual meat.

  • @mdnt_
    @mdnt_ Před 11 měsíci +20

    Less than five minutes into this video and I just wanted to say I'll forever be a fan of this channel because you bring things to light that I always wonder about but never have the resources to explore. Been a patron for a few years now and constantly looking forward to your next adventure.
    Edit: Also, I know Destin puts a lot of effort into choosing sponsors for videos and I just wanted to say thanks for this one. AnyDesk completely just solved a big problem I’ve been having with needing to render intense 3D models and scenes in Blender while away from my home computer setup. Absolutely awesome!

  • @kylestenersen1926
    @kylestenersen1926 Před 16 dny

    I'm probably biased because I work in manufacturing automation but this series is absolutely delightful! I find myself craving a new installment of this series frequently. So much potential content with manufacturing processes all around us!

  • @HisDivineShadow007
    @HisDivineShadow007 Před 11 měsíci

    Major thanks to you for running this. My Dad was a tool & die maker in Athens during the 70's and 80's; he'd be up at dark-thirty to drive from Moulton and we wouldn't see him again until past our bedtimes. Thanks again for telling his story!

  • @jasondk5127
    @jasondk5127 Před 11 měsíci +86

    I'm a CNC programmer, my father was a tool and die maker so were both my grandfathers. I'm so happy to see you cover this side of manufacturing.😊

  • @muleb384
    @muleb384 Před 11 měsíci +50

    It's important for people to appreciate the complexity of many everyday objects. All the years and old guys teaching young guys stuff that lays behind things we take for granted. Great series Destin!

  • @hunterstephens2134
    @hunterstephens2134 Před 11 měsíci

    Thank you for highlighting the heart of America and those who build it.

  • @valiantwarrior4517
    @valiantwarrior4517 Před 10 měsíci +4

    Great examples of how valuable other methods of learning besides an official classroom can be. The effort these gentlemen and ladies have put into learning skills is really inspiring.
    I have a degree in drafting with a focus on mechanical drafting, so seeing what goes into making things like this is really cool.

  • @cate01a
    @cate01a Před 11 měsíci +67

    Love the idea of a deep dive series! I find youtube 'documentaries' are always more fun when they're in depth, because after you get past the basic surface level understanding is where all the fun and interesting information lies

    • @mrbillgoode
      @mrbillgoode Před 11 měsíci

      Indeed the white employees are doing the easy jobs the blacks are doing the hard jobs. On a higher level, it really highlights the state of this country.

  • @boardergrl99
    @boardergrl99 Před 11 měsíci +36

    Growing up in the 70's, my dad owned a manufacturing plant. His company had a few presses. When that part of the building was being built, they figured out where the presses would be and added concrete to support the weight and movement of the machines. There were switches that had to be engaged to use the machines for safety reasons. Very interesting, I'm sending this to my brother who worked there more than I did. My brother did vacuum molding of plastic sheets.

  • @v1rotait23
    @v1rotait23 Před 11 měsíci +2

    Destin, a brilliant episode showing intricate details of some really cool heavy industrial machinery run by some very clever people, who provide essential parts for many things people assume magically just appears and works. Your enthusiasm and speaking to everyone in the factory is very heartwarming! I love your love and respect for all these lovely people! Love your channel! Cheers from me down in New Zealand, David.

  • @pigger1010
    @pigger1010 Před 11 měsíci

    Looking at these beasts working quite literally like a well oiled machine is just satisfying.

  • @trevorchouinard7474
    @trevorchouinard7474 Před 11 měsíci +28

    Absolutely thrilled to see you bring attention to manufacturing and skilled trades. I have an associate's in manufacturing processes, currently a CNC machinist, with experience in sheetmetal fabrication, welding and 3d modeling, seeing my bread and butter on your channel is a real treat. And yes, its the great engineers who spend time on the floor, learning and understanding how their decisions affect the process.

  • @VentureCat
    @VentureCat Před 11 měsíci +24

    Hey Dustin! I am very glad to see this series as a CNC Grinding Operator myself. (Who also happens to be 19 years old)
    Another form of subtractive machining that you slightly covered is CNC Grinding. One thing you may not have ever thought about is how tungsten carbide tools (end mills, non-brazed boring bars, ect.) are made. We use diamond abrasive wheels to grind away at tungsten carbide to form tools which customers buy.
    Over the past year, I have learned an incredible amount of information working as a CNC Operator at Micro 100 in Idaho. Here is some of that knowledge:
    There are so many fascinating problems on a day-to-day basis. I have to consider the wear rate of the diamond wheels we use, the grit of the wheels we use, how much coolant is on the wheels, the temperature of the coolant, the ambient temperature of the facility, and other factors while operating my machines. The biggest issue that I run into as a night shift operator is the change in temperature as the sun goes down in the summer. The temperature change can change the size of the wheels just enough to push measurements out of tolerance (which can be a pain).
    To summerize, I run some of the machines that make many of the tungsten carbide tools that are used in other parts of the industry.

    • @kayrunjaavice1421
      @kayrunjaavice1421 Před 11 měsíci +1

      Hey I have a question, is the wear on the grinding wheel significant enough to have to compensate for it during the creation of a single part? Like how much will the wheel shrink from the beginning of a part to the end, and how do you fix the error that shrinkage would create? Do the grinding wheel manufacturers provided standard values for like wear-per-gram of material ground or something?

    • @Melarec
      @Melarec Před 11 měsíci +1

      If the change in temperature is a repeating problem, that may signal that the shop needs to invest in some sort of temperature regulating infrastructure, either something new or upgrading what exists.. Every time an operation stops, that costs money, so preventing that would have immediate effects..

    • @dinosaurdumpy
      @dinosaurdumpy Před 11 měsíci

      @@Melarec Easier said than done. Many shops are large and not well insulated so that can be very very costly.

  • @WM-op6ml
    @WM-op6ml Před 3 měsíci

    I used to be a tool maker 40 years ago. Here in Austria one had to go through a three and a half year apprenticeship. Later I changed job life completely , went to university and became a Manager in electronic business. Watching this video, I still can smell metal and grease. The things I learned in these early years helped me throughout my whole career. This was the foundation of my whole understanding of technology. Enjoyed this video a lot.

  • @jacksoncampbell1332
    @jacksoncampbell1332 Před 11 měsíci +1

    Destin your channel is my absolute favorite! It's so great to see a channel educating viewers(and entertaining) instead of just dumping random stuff in our face. Obviously you're not the only channel that educates viewers but the content you cover is so applicable to our society. I'm excited to see the rest of this series!

  • @sundance2005
    @sundance2005 Před 11 měsíci +28

    I come from the aviation industry and often times the engineers would ask us the people doing the work how we want it done (engineered) and they would write the documents to match how the work was done. As usual a great video Justin.

    • @Mawyman2316
      @Mawyman2316 Před 11 měsíci +3

      That’s how all good engineers should do it

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  • @Thijsvdd
    @Thijsvdd Před 11 měsíci +67

    Love how you make everyone in the factory feel seen and worthy. Awesome series Destin!

    • @hansjurgen
      @hansjurgen Před 11 měsíci +1

      Absolutely between Brandon the young apprentice and Boyd the 43 year EDM specialist, they both get a friendly handshake and the opportunity to share their knowledge.

    • @darrenbutterworth807
      @darrenbutterworth807 Před 11 měsíci +3

      Agreed - as soon as he enters a room he's looking to introduce himself and shake hands (or fist-bump where that's more appropriate), as if to say "I respect you and appreciate you" - what a great way to make a first impression. We can all learn a lot by the way Destin conducts himself! 👍

  • @brkbtjunkie
    @brkbtjunkie Před 10 měsíci

    I hope that one day we can have as much manufacturing here as we did in the 1940s-1950s

  • @premcst
    @premcst Před 11 měsíci

    Thanks to Destin and Weston !! Awesome process !!

  • @icojb25
    @icojb25 Před 11 měsíci +19

    I am a college educated engineer, who has worked almost exclusively doing calculations behind a desk as well as lecturing, but have always tried to instill in the younger guys I have mentored / taught, respect for the art and skills artisanal engineers. While we cant have one without the other, these guys are in many many ways the heart and soul of many engineering enterprises. Always love seeing these guys lifted up.

  • @stephenbenner4353
    @stephenbenner4353 Před 11 měsíci +31

    I’m an industrial automation electrician. I like watching the processes of machines, especially older ones. Watching the process of a palletizer for example is just amazing to see how some genius years ago took a few simple motions and managed to arrange how the boxes stack on a pallet. Most of the new ones have robot arms which are amazing things in themselves, but they don’t have the same wonder as watching the old machines work.

  • @danshavit4510
    @danshavit4510 Před 10 měsíci

    Hey Dustin. MY name is Dan. I'm a since teacher in a middle school in Israel. I've been watching your channel for years now and I wanted to say how important I think your channel is. I use it a lot at my classes. This new series about manufacturing is very meaningful, from my point of view. I don't think the younger generations understand the amount of effort, precision, skill, dedication and creativity are behind our every day products.
    Fantastic work. Thank you.

  • @stevep8485
    @stevep8485 Před 3 měsíci

    Thanks to Destin and also all the folks in the factory. It's really important to show this stuff, and acts as a great recruiting tool.

  • @pentachronic
    @pentachronic Před 11 měsíci +87

    As myself being an Engineer I love being in the shop with the technicians and the like. These guys are very smart and have so much knowledge to share. I have a lot of respect for them.

    • @Ammobucket
      @Ammobucket Před 11 měsíci +6

      I am an electrician. I've seen so many consumer products that were clearly designed by an engineer who has never been in the shop or in the field and installed one. Very frustrating sometimes.

    • @GrandePunto8V
      @GrandePunto8V Před 11 měsíci +5

      @@Ammobucket Most engineers and designers are like that, regardless of industry. Clueless, no practical knowledge, out of touch with reality, yet they are kind of "celebrities" in the tech field. They aspire to be more like "white collar" worker, not dirty blue one. They think they are better than technicians for example (but "blue collars" fix design flaws on daily basis). Long story short, that's how manufacturing works.

    • @Ikbeneengeit
      @Ikbeneengeit Před 8 měsíci +3

      ​@@AmmobucketVery true. Good engineers know how to use the experience of technicians throughout the design process. It's not always easy though.

  • @carterjulian3021
    @carterjulian3021 Před 11 měsíci +73

    As someone who works in manufacturing i’m thrilled for this series and i would be thrilled if you do a true deep dive into how much really goes into everything

    • @dohman76
      @dohman76 Před 11 měsíci

      I agree, I am looking forward to this. I have worked in factories, tool rooms, machining shops and such all my life. This video pretty much covered everything from my first job, but I was in the window and door industry.

  • @Raintiger88
    @Raintiger88 Před 11 měsíci

    This was awesome. I spent nearly 20 years in the steel industry with some customers doing exactly what your friend does. PS - the device you/he called a "straightener" in the video is actually a type of anti-coil set and anti-crossbow. It's cool to see such a small one and I had no idea they were used at stamping facilities since this is part of the cold rolling process by default. However, it does make sense that they would have one even if it's tiny.

  • @sureshkishore
    @sureshkishore Před 10 měsíci

    Love to see these skilled technicians working towards making America great again!

  • @GiveThemHorns
    @GiveThemHorns Před 11 měsíci +27

    I love how this is an hour long video and has 3/4 of a million views in one day. I'm very excited to see the rest of this series!

  • @ken830
    @ken830 Před 11 měsíci +23

    I'm a hardware engineer (electronics), and have exposure to various manufacturing business (PCB fabrication and assembly, HDD manufacturing, and integrated circuit fabrication and packaging) and it is absolutely fascinating and mindblowing! I love speaking with various engineers (mechanical & manufacturing) and always learn something new. It will fit perfectly in this series and probably require many episodes to fully cover.

    • @travisk5589
      @travisk5589 Před 11 měsíci

      I have the exact same credentials but with over 60 years experience and i can honestly say that this guy is wrong.

  • @loquilloh2o
    @loquilloh2o Před 11 měsíci

    Fantástico video!!! Muchas gracias.

  • @FlowBaka
    @FlowBaka Před 10 měsíci

    As an I&E technician, I’ve always liked touring other manufacturing facilities to see how everyone uses prox switches, safety switches, transmitters, etc.

  • @ericday980
    @ericday980 Před 11 měsíci +26

    I don't know how to express my thanks for showing these things. My father was a 30 year machinist and engineer. Getting to see this kind of work again, is truly heart warming I heckin miss that guy. Thanks Destin.

  • @Shoopy98
    @Shoopy98 Před 11 měsíci +60

    As an engineering student, this is maybe as valuable of an education as the classroom- if not more! So pumped for this series! Thank you Destin!

  • @r2roberts
    @r2roberts Před 5 měsíci

    I so agree with you that local manufacturing has to be a very high priority for our country. I keep hearing stories of things that can't be made in our country because we don't have the manufacturing know-how. We need to turn that around.

  • @NUKE-W.E.F.
    @NUKE-W.E.F. Před 9 měsíci

    The engineers that design these dies, cutters, punches, bends etc. and the tool and diemakers that maintain them absolutely amaze me.