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

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  • SmarterEveryDay
    SmarterEveryDay  Před 2 měsíci +1838

    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.

    • Jeremy Lopes
      Jeremy Lopes Před 2 měsíci +21

      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.

    • Randall Teets
      Randall Teets Před 2 měsíci +26

      Mike Rowe would love to meet with you

    • The Big Lebowski
      The Big Lebowski Před 2 měsíci +20

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

    • hoilst
      hoilst Před 2 měsíci +56

      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 2 měsíci +36

      @hoilstI agree

  • zollotech
    zollotech Před 2 měsíci +212

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

  • Chillax Bro
    Chillax Bro Před měsícem +328

    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

    • Sillimant
      Sillimant Před 17 dny +8

      the difference between a ceo and regular worker is you notice a regular worker being missing

  • ClaptrapRapture
    ClaptrapRapture Před měsícem +129

    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.

    • Pierre Van Obberghen
      Pierre Van Obberghen Před 15 dny +2

      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)

    • Leander Stark
      Leander Stark Před 14 dny +2

      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!

  • Jasper Müller
    Jasper Müller Před měsícem +33

    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 7 dny

      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.

  • James Whyte
    James Whyte Před měsícem +16

    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

    • Bacon Fish
      Bacon Fish Před 13 dny +1

      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.

  • GodzillaGoesGaga
    GodzillaGoesGaga Před měsícem +75

    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.

    • Joseph Graham
      Joseph Graham Před měsícem +5

      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.

    • Fiat Grande Punto 8V
      Fiat Grande Punto 8V Před měsícem +3

      @Joseph Graham 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.

  • salionshatterstar
    salionshatterstar Před měsícem +15

    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.

    • Mark Stewart
      Mark Stewart Před 15 dny

      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?

    • Xuan C
      Xuan C Před 15 dny

      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.

  • D B
    D B Před měsícem +3

    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.

  • Phil Marceniuk
    Phil Marceniuk Před měsícem +29

    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.

    • Jonathan Bible
      Jonathan Bible Před měsícem +1

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

  • Sypialnia Studio
    Sypialnia Studio Před měsícem +13

    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!

  • TheGameGenie
    TheGameGenie Před měsícem +27

    I work in a forge and I can confirm just how amazing the manufacturing process is. Super excieted for this series!

  • Willimnot
    Willimnot Před 2 měsíci +2973

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

    • Grim Affiliations
      Grim Affiliations Před 2 měsíci +31

      we're really seeing a boom in manufacturing these days

    • Phil Courteney
      Phil Courteney Před 2 měsíci +31

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

    • Cameron Fouse
      Cameron Fouse Před 2 měsíci +22

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

    • Vincent Mugnier
      Vincent Mugnier Před 2 měsíci +17

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

    • Joshua Mahon
      Joshua Mahon Před 2 měsíci +19

      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! 😃

  • BrightBlueJim
    BrightBlueJim Před měsícem +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.

  • Jesse Stites
    Jesse Stites Před měsícem +8

    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!

  • Seth R
    Seth R Před měsícem +3

    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!

  • theLXMB
    theLXMB Před 15 dny +6

    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! 🙂

    • Rick Majeski
      Rick Majeski Před 12 dny +1

      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.

    • theLXMB
      theLXMB Před 12 dny

      @Rick Majeski 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. 😉

  • Colten H
    Colten H Před 12 dny +1

    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!!

  • Sismodium
    Sismodium Před 2 měsíci +410

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

    • SmarterEveryDay
      SmarterEveryDay  Před 2 měsíci +94

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

    • SmarterEveryDay
      SmarterEveryDay  Před 2 měsíci +118

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

    • Libby Daddy
      Libby Daddy Před 2 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!

    • Nyahaha
      Nyahaha Před 2 měsíci +9

      @SmarterEveryDay What does "killing" a part mean?

    • MetalMan421
      MetalMan421 Před 2 měsíci +45

      ​@NyahahaMachinist 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!

  • Domenico Bettinelli
    Domenico Bettinelli Před měsícem +4

    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.

  • horsekid98367
    horsekid98367 Před měsícem +2

    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!

  • Mikey B
    Mikey B Před měsícem +5

    I'm an HVAC service technician so I have little to know knowledge or experience in the manufacturing process. But I was always fascinated with plastic injection/ stamping and metal injection! I can't tell you how excited I am that you're exploring this! By far. This is one of the best videos you've ever made!!!!

  • Hasan Abdullah
    Hasan Abdullah Před měsícem +1

    i'm an industrial engineering student, and i can't wait to see this series!
    i love watching How It's Made, sadly it's quite old, you covering these subject right now is awesome!

  • Emilio Mejia
    Emilio Mejia Před měsícem +2

    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.

  • Thomas Decker
    Thomas Decker Před měsícem +300

    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.

  • cappie2000
    cappie2000 Před 15 dny +1

    This is really important and high quality content right here, Destin! Thanks for making it!

  • AusTxMale
    AusTxMale Před 15 dny +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.

  • Valiant Warrior
    Valiant Warrior Před měsícem +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.

  • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
    Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Před měsícem +7

    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.

  • Taber Cope
    Taber Cope Před 28 dny +1

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

  • Pat Allen
    Pat Allen Před měsícem +232

    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.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Před měsícem +7

      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.

    • Anony Mousse
      Anony Mousse Před měsícem +7

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

    • Emilio Mejia
      Emilio Mejia Před měsícem +5

      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.

    • Luuk de Boer
      Luuk de Boer Před měsícem +6

      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

  • Sam Gunn
    Sam Gunn Před měsícem +1

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

  • Joeyzoom
    Joeyzoom Před měsícem +3

    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 🍻

  • Erik_H
    Erik_H Před měsícem +8

    Fascinating video Destin, I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series. I sell Briggs and Stratton engines, and never gave those heat shields a moments thought. It's so cool seeing just how complicated making one of those parts actually is. Thank you.

  • Colin Caviness
    Colin Caviness Před měsícem +2

    As a mechanical engineer, where I took classes learning the theory on all of this, I am excited to see this series. It's fun in that I understand everything that is being discussed like I am on the in, but then a great job is done on explaining everything. Thumbs up.

  • Dakota Thorp
    Dakota Thorp Před měsícem +5

    I do PLC work at multiple facilities as an electrician. I see machines that do this kind of thing everyday, and it's always something new and involved and incredible. I love how you get down into the nitty gritty of each process to really try to flesh it out. If I were to explain some of the things you showed I would just be like, "Yeah this works, because this tells this to tell that to tell that other thing to work so that the thing that makes the thing work can do the thing that the thing is supposed to do."

  • yukitora
    yukitora Před 2 měsíci +109

    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

    • fiona fiona
      fiona fiona Před 2 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

    • EightQuaterCustoms
      EightQuaterCustoms Před 2 měsíci +5

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

  • Rick Majeski
    Rick Majeski Před 12 dny

    Great video, Destin! As a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker, I sincerely appreciate how how this video was produced. A "progressive" look into the trade of how metal stampings are made. When I started my New York State Apprenticeship Program in 1995, I was introduced to 6 months of running production on punch presses and "multi-slide" machines. After those 6 months I spent another 6 months running CNC mills and CNC lathes. I learned so much by watching how the machines operated making those stampings. Then how they punches and dies were actually made for the die sets. After my 1 year was up, I went on to working on manual mills, lathes, and surface grinding! Then finally onto die maintenance, sharpening the dull punches and die inserts, and building new dies from scratch. I absolutely LOVE your content. I am a new subscriber! THANK YOU!!

  • Jackson Campbell
    Jackson Campbell Před měsícem +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!

  • dvjvbv
    dvjvbv Před 21 dnem

    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.

  • MrAyrit
    MrAyrit Před měsícem +1

    I’m always hesitant to watch these long videos, but yours never disappoint. Thanks for sharing this interesting process, and more than anything thank you for being a positive role model and always treating people with dignity and respect.

  • Alex R
    Alex R Před měsícem

    I am an apprentice mechanic in a metal stamping company. I am learning how to work precisely, turning and milling, cnc, edm, grinding and I don’t think you could stop learning in this field. Thanks for the video, it is very interesting to see other mechanics explain our work.

  • EEF
    EEF Před 2 měsíci +155

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

  • B K
    B K Před 23 dny

    So excited for this series. The knowledge these guys have is priceless.

  • Ken Wagner
    Ken Wagner Před měsícem

    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.

  • Mike Brzostowski
    Mike Brzostowski Před 4 dny

    I ran progressive, draw dies,, and single hit dies for over 18 years. Did everything from loading coils, set ups, troubleshooting, die changes. I enjoyed my job. I ran millions of parts . Greatly admired the quality work the toolmakers did. Proud of the work I performed. It was a rewarding job. Finished my career running a press brake for 17 years. Again, a rewarding job. If you shop at Walmart, you have seen carts we made. You have a great video series. Most people have no idea what goes into the making the parts that appear on items. Awesome dies! Thanks!

  • Andrew Shipp
    Andrew Shipp Před měsícem

    This was awesome. Super impressed with Weston, he seems to still be a fairly young man, but there wasn't a question he didn't seem to have all the answers for. And.... he knew all the staff by name, introducing them as part of the team. I'm in Australia, but if I lived in the states, this would be a factory I'd love to apply to work for.

  • Please Elaborate
    Please Elaborate Před měsícem

    I'm a microelectronics engineer working at a silicon foundry. So I'm extremely familiar with integrated circuit/semicon manufacturing, but it's so drastically different then any other manufacturing process. So this series is going to be really fun to watch

  • Swanky Manatee
    Swanky Manatee Před 2 měsíci +120

    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 měsícem +6

      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.

    • Mike Aubrey
      Mike Aubrey Před měsícem +6

      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.

    • TGI3D
      TGI3D Před měsícem +1

      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

    • Emilio Mejia
      Emilio Mejia Před měsícem

      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.

  • KactusNZ
    KactusNZ Před 11 dny

    My father, who passed away recently, worked in manufacturing for a huge chunk of his life. It was so good to watch this video, I only wish I could have talked to him about it afterwards. Excited to see the rest of the series.

  • Tyler Kamps
    Tyler Kamps Před 15 dny

    I worked for a progressive metal stamping company, and it was so cool to watch raw steel on a roll turn into metal car parts. It's incredible what tolerances they held these parts to. To the .00001 of an inch. Love the series already

  • Cookiedesp
    Cookiedesp Před měsícem +1

    Love it. I'm a CAM programmer in Belgium, Europe, in a big company that develops and manufacturers own parts and I loved to see how it looks like and works like in USA. Waiting for next in the series!

  • This is my work account
    This is my work account Před měsícem

    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!

  • Dario Durà Armadans
    Dario Durà Armadans Před měsícem

    Been in the software side of manufacturing specially for progressive die making for over 20 years, and its amazing that you chose this specific subject for your video! Thanks!

  • Kris Pockell
    Kris Pockell Před 2 měsíci +185

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

    • Nic Stroud
      Nic Stroud Před 2 měsíci +15

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

    • Matěj Šusta
      Matěj Šusta Před 2 měsíci +18

      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.

    • Kris Pockell
      Kris Pockell Před 2 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.

    • Márton Lukács
      Márton Lukács Před 2 měsíci +10

      ​@Nic Stroud 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

  • Rahul Agarwal
    Rahul Agarwal Před měsícem

    Only Destin can make an hour long video and have the audience stay engaged for every second!
    You can perhaps collaborate with StrangeParts who also does a lot of factory tours.

  • Joe Martinez
    Joe Martinez Před měsícem

    This episode was really enjoyable. I was mesmerized by the process and happy to see such pride in their jobs. Wonderful professonalism.

  • Serge Seguin
    Serge Seguin Před měsícem

    This was a amazing video. Coming from the auto body collision industry, this made me realize how all these small part are actually very intricately built. Weston was a great guide and is very knowledgeable. He Made sure we understood what was happening and why.
    This channel is simply amazing. Keep up the great work and thank you for making all of us smarter with your videos

  • lilia gilliam
    lilia gilliam Před měsícem

    As a manufacturing engineer, I am very excited about this series. Great series and idea. Appreciate you sharing all the details..

  • Arania TwoFer
    Arania TwoFer Před 2 měsíci +340

    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.

    • Hap Newsom
      Hap Newsom Před 2 měsíci +8

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

    • SmarterEveryDay
      SmarterEveryDay  Před 2 měsíci +54

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

    • Arania TwoFer
      Arania TwoFer Před 2 měsíci +25

      @Hap Newsom 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.

    • Arania TwoFer
      Arania TwoFer Před 2 měsíci +5

      @SmarterEveryDay Working on it 😀

    • Glenn Privee
      Glenn Privee Před 2 měsíci +15

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

  • Lightflash2000
    Lightflash2000 Před 7 dny

    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.

  • Perry Fabregas
    Perry Fabregas Před měsícem +1

    As a mechanical engineer, really looking forward for the complete series.
    I have experienced the stamping process myself and is impressive and there is aleays something new to learn

  • Old Blind Darby
    Old Blind Darby Před měsícem

    One of your best videos.... thanks for making a long, in depth video that's not just pandering to the algorithm. Yours (your channel) is one of the best, hands down. Please keep up the great work you do.
    Thanks Destin

  • Kyle White
    Kyle White Před 15 dny +1

    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.

  • Sully Science
    Sully Science Před 2 měsíci +403

    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.

    • krvnjrcbs
      krvnjrcbs Před 2 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.

    • Harmstrong
      Harmstrong Před 2 měsíci +37

      @krvnjrcbs "You need both.."

    • tychosis
      tychosis Před 2 měsíci +40

      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...

    • Shalom Science
      Shalom Science Před 2 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.

    • krvnjrcbs
      krvnjrcbs Před 2 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.

  • avoirdupois1
    avoirdupois1 Před měsícem

    I really enjoyed watching Destin get smarter about stamping! This is amazing tech.

  • Wieger Vellema
    Wieger Vellema Před 15 dny

    As industrialization engineer this is a really interesting series. At my job we use also use cold forming, however we produce parts with an accuracy of a few micrometer and poduction speeds up to 800 parts per minute. So it is really nice to see a 'larger' cold forming process. :)

  • Torque4Days
    Torque4Days Před měsícem

    I'm very excited to see this series! I grew up with manufacturing and my career has come back to it now, and it truly is a challenge to compete with overseas companies. Let's instill the next generation to learn a trade and not buy the cheapest offering! 😊

  • MRBP
    MRBP Před měsícem

    Great Video Destin. I'm a CAD Designer and often wonder down to our workshop just to see what the guys are working on. We use EDM, MAZAK 5 axis cnc, Bridgeports and various other machines. These guys have a unique mindset to work on these and solve problems.

  • Matt Haiku
    Matt Haiku Před měsícem +1

    This series is a great idea. I've always been fascinated by manufacturing processes and in my career as an electrician I've had the opportunity to work around some of these machines. Looking forward to the next episode👍

  • 2 Hacks in a Shack
    2 Hacks in a Shack Před 2 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.

    • Casval Deikun
      Casval Deikun Před 2 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.

    • break the cycle
      break the cycle Před 2 měsíci +1

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

    • 2 Hacks in a Shack
      2 Hacks in a Shack Před 2 měsíci +3

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

    • BigBass-
      BigBass- Před 2 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!!!

    • CFSJedi
      CFSJedi Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Casval Deikun starting college this year for my machine tool tech degree

  • Jonathan Spivey
    Jonathan Spivey Před měsícem +3

    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.

  • John Gleich
    John Gleich Před měsícem

    This is really neat - thanks for sharing what you've been learning about (as usual)!
    I just thought of a fun new Smarter Every Day drinking game...!
    Every time Destin meets someone new and shakes their hand, you take a drink. I think that you'd get tipsy in just about every video!
    Thanks for being the gentleman you are and for your polite nature!

  • v1rotait
    v1rotait Před měsícem +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.

  • flyingalex1
    flyingalex1 Před měsícem

    I have been an electrical installer and maintenance technician for years in mechanical and automotive workshops.
    The work you do with your videos is gold.
    Congratulations from Italy, keep it up!

  • Matt
    Matt Před 2 měsíci +142

    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.

    • Niels Wullems
      Niels Wullems Před 2 měsíci +3

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

    • Won’tSeeReplies
      Won’tSeeReplies Před 2 měsíci +1

      Aerospace to stamped?

  • Ross Putman
    Ross Putman Před měsícem

    This was an awesome video Dustin, can't wait for this series. My dad is retired and worked in the car manufacturering industry in the UK and I'm excited to show him this series.

  • Rcmaniac25
    Rcmaniac25 Před 13 dny

    This was awesome. Looking forward to more in the series.
    (now for way too much text)
    My day job is software, but my biggest hobby at this point is 3D printing. I never had a real need to look at manufacturing, but Covid (and events that followed) have made it very obvious that localized manufacturing is more important then ever. While I'm pro Made in USA, there is certainly something to be said about "hi, I'm trying to make a product" and then seeing the options being (bluntly) China and 10x the cost but Made in USA.
    An interesting thing I saw recently was someone who works in manufacturing going to a trade show and they came back and went "if they're making a commodity, they're already sunk cost and it's strictly making fractions of a penny over material costs. But if you need a part made, there are tons of manufacturers in the US... they all cater to government contracts, primarily military, and are cost plus bidding... meaning us non military/gov manufacturers need to decide between China or 10x the cost. We can't operate at 10x the cost... so we have to go with China". That hurt to read. Even more so having read into the chip shortages (again, I work in software. So going "hey, I just need a Raspberry Pi/Arduino/etc. so I can do that thing" and finding out nothing was available without paying well over MSRP... it made things harder then they needed)... err, chip shortages: I read that the fancy chips (CPUs, GPUs, etc.) were basically fine... just backed up because they operated tight scheduling and covid disrupted that. The real issue was those commodity parts... they are old, slow to make, but dirt cheap because they're sunk cost. Nobody is gonna make money selling a simple transistor at 3nm... so nobody were building plants. All those "we're building a new factory" stuff? That was for the fancy chips, not the commodity chips.
    And again, that's all localized manufacturing. It was cheaper to run elsewhere, so the places here closed up... but the places elsewhere are now commodities, not making money to expand things and we can't compete on cost. We're stuck. While I have a desk job, I went to a trade school (for networking) and there's nothing bad with them. I think it's people trying to cut school budgets that took out the shop classes and such. "But nobody wants to do those jobs" says who? The TV persona? A kid eats a spoon of cinnamon in front of a camera can be done spur of the moment, gets 10 million likes online... and then squat. Once they go "I want to turn this into a career" that they find they can't even put food on the table unless they make it big (and that's rare). Yet take that same person and have them build a table, and people will go "hey, I like the quality and care you put into that... do you sell them?" and congrats, you have started wood working. And if 1 in 10k people who watch that person go "hey, I can do that" then another trade had been born. Trade influencer... the likes of Adam Salvage, videos like these, and I deal enough in 3D printing to see people get mesmerized watching a "glue gun on a CNC" that they went and got one, made some models, sold them at a craft fair... and eventually it became their full time job. Ironically, some of the people most interested in buying that fancy table, that 3D printed trinket, etc. are the influencers who popularized "you can sit in front of a camera and make videos for your job". AKA, the category that made lawyers claim they can cut taxes by getting rid of shop class because "nobody wants to do those jobs" yet all it takes is for someone to try it for a bit to make such a decision if they are interested or not.
    Find that person making things on Twitch and CZcams, see if they have a shop, patronize them. Make your own stuff, sell it if you want. Let the neighborhood kid see that 3D printer make a flexible dragon... encourage them to make a model on TinkerCad and you'll print it for them. Start a new cycle of making stuff, showing it can be done, and NOT telling someone "nobody cares about that". Maybe we'll get shop class back, maybe people will go "I can make six figures installing pipes..." and those same preferences for Made in USA will mean you get pipes, wires, tools that are made in your area, prompting factory expansions. It's hard to convince someone to spend more for the same (or sometimes lesser) quality. But it's easy to show that it's worth the cost when you can see the person doing it or know people who do it (family, neighbors, etc.). Thanks for showing off T & C Stamping.

  • Stephen Szatkowski
    Stephen Szatkowski Před měsícem

    I work in a machine shop and I love this stuff. This is so cool thank you so much for doing this series!

  • Matthew Hurley
    Matthew Hurley Před měsícem

    Very excited for this series! I love manufacturing, and I work (as mechanical engineer) at a company that makes metal coil handling and roll forming machinery, here in the USA.

  • SuperSportArt98
    SuperSportArt98 Před měsícem

    As someone who spent 13 years in die casting and, machining transmissions and other parts this is a great series/video!
    (I worked in ALL aspects of the making of this particular transmission from the melt shop, die cast, die maintenance, finish shop, and machining, it was ALL amazing what our minds and bodies can build!)
    I hope you can do a series on something similar such as die casting. (UBE and Toshiba die-cast machines are/were extremely impressive!)

  • Malte Zachariassen
    Malte Zachariassen Před 2 měsíci +105

    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.

    • Jonah Beale
      Jonah Beale Před 2 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.

    • Starhawk
      Starhawk Před 2 měsíci

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

  • Vichen Zadoorian
    Vichen Zadoorian Před měsícem

    Destin, I loved this video, and I know I'm gonna love this series. The way you explained it at the end, going from ignorance, to knowledge, to understanding, that's the best. Very well done, manufacturing in NA is going to be an amazing series. Maybe one day you can come up to RDI here in Canada and check out our operation.

  • BlackSuitSpider
    BlackSuitSpider Před měsícem

    I've been working for 20+ years and it's all been in the automotive manufacturing. It's cool that you have this series focused on stuff I've seen my whole working life.

  • Tuomas Hara
    Tuomas Hara Před měsícem

    I once got to visit a steel mill and saw how they manufactured those coils from metal ore, and this is like the next part about what those are used for in one case. This is so cool!

  • BlazeX
    BlazeX Před 11 dny

    As a mechanical engineer, I'm sure I'd love to watch every episode of this series

  • Cudlla
    Cudlla Před měsícem

    Man, I love evolution of Smarter Every Day so much... From backyard curiosity projects to vehicles and factories... Huge inspiration for me! Also, I would like to know how do you make a floor for such a factory? And I really need to watch end of Terminator 1 now... :D

  • AlmostAnEngineer
    AlmostAnEngineer Před 2 měsíci +186

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

    • Volt64bolt
      Volt64bolt Před 2 měsíci +3

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

    • lieutenant24
      lieutenant24 Před 2 měsíci +2

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

    • Mastermind
      Mastermind Před 2 měsíci +1

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

  • JayL
    JayL Před 15 dny

    I absolutely love this channel
    The time and care that goes into every video some of the best videos for me have been the ones that his father is in
    It makes my day anytime there's any new content 🤤🤤

  • Kher Sheon Teoh
    Kher Sheon Teoh Před měsícem

    Thanks Destin! I am a manufacturing accountant and i learnt so much in this series!

  • Jason Brule
    Jason Brule Před měsícem

    As a sheet metal stamping designer, it never clicked for me how my designs were actually made and how the features and design decisions I made affected the complexity of the stamping process (tools and dies) until I got to visit one of our suppliers and see the process up close. When I started in my role, my first thought was "It's just a piece of sheet metal, how complicated could it be?" but the more you see it, work with it, and learn it, the more I realized that every little part about the piece of sheet metal has to be expertly thought out and has to come together perfectly just to get something as simple as a small heat shield or bracket.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the series on manufacturing processes! I can't wait to learn something new!

  • Halooord
    Halooord Před měsícem

    When I was a kid I've always thought about how manufacturing works, how the machines were made to do things that make the stuff we have. The engineering is so interesting, I see objects, products, all those stuff being used. Gave me a thought once "How did they make these". I love you vids btw, things they don't teach in school.

  • AmericanKid778
    AmericanKid778 Před měsícem

    As someone who just started working at a place that makes tools for Sheet Metal Tooling, this is really cool to see how they are used.

  • Enigma
    Enigma Před 2 měsíci +32

    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.

  • Anony Mousse
    Anony Mousse Před měsícem

    This is definitely one of my favorite ways of manufacturing. When the end product can be stamped with such rapidity I feel like we're on the right track. The only way we could improve on that as a manufacturing technique is if we had an actual Star Trek replicator to just instantly materialize a bunch of complete products.

  • His Divine Shadow
    His Divine Shadow Před měsícem

    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!

    B1GTOBACC0 Před měsícem

    You definitely touched on this during the beginning of the video, but I love how educational and maker/diy content has started to come full-circle with "work." I knew a lot of people growing up who would say "Man, I wouldn't want to work in a factory," but then spent time in a shop and realized "wow, this stuff is really cool!" And now we're seeing great content like this showing production processes and how we make things, even more people see it, and they think also think "wow, that's cool."
    So many people never understand the satisfaction of creating/designing/building/fixing because they've never done it. I hope your videos inspire more people to make stuff and work to bring some more manufacturing back to America. I want to see people going into careers saying "because I can make cool stuff doing this" or "because I can do the most good here," and not "because I can make the most money."

  • Dustin Pope
    Dustin Pope Před 12 dny

    My dad was a machinist for almost 50 years, mostly running cnc lathes after they came to the forefront, it's so wild all the things that machining makes possible.

  • Mitch 3D
    Mitch 3D Před měsícem

    This series is awesome. I think if you could talk to the maintenance technicians that work on the machines themselves, I was a tech then became a programmer but the planning downtimes, troubleshooting, and greasing/PM on the machines is a whole other part of this process.

  • Inheritance Machining
    Inheritance Machining Před 2 měsíci +126

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

    • Craig Corson
      Craig Corson Před 2 měsíci

      _Non compos mentis_

    • Arania TwoFer
      Arania TwoFer Před 2 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 🙂

    • MoonieBravo
      MoonieBravo Před 2 měsíci +9

      Imagine all the side projects this factory has 😂

    • Dakota Reid
      Dakota Reid Před 2 měsíci +3

      love your videos

    • MRspecks94
      MRspecks94 Před 2 měsíci +1

      Did the video picture change from orange to blue?