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Magnets/Cooked Ham/Silver-plated Teapots/Crash Test Dummies 

Find out how Magnets, Cooked Ham, Silver-plated Teapots and Crash Test Dummies are made.

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Lynne Adams ...
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Zac Fine ...
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The magnets are an essential part of our daily lives because they can be found in computers, microphones and televisions and in general, they help run motors and generators. As we visit a magnet foundry, where copper, nickel, sulphur, cobalt, aluminium, iron and titanium is cast, we follow the various steps in its production, a process that begins with the creation of a gas-treated sand mould. Next, we visit a meat factory where they use raw pork hind legs to make cooked ham. The process begins with the raw legs fed to a computerised sorting system which sends the pork legs into a tumbler to loosen the skins. After the careful trimming of fat, the meat is fed into an injection machine where 138 needles infuse a curing solution. As the show continues, we learn about the fabrication of silver-plated teapots where production starts with a thin sheet of brass that is placed inside a press with a stopper. Then, a pressure of three tonnes is applied, and a die gives the plate a specific ... Written by Nick Riganas

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TV-G
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2007 (Canada)  »

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