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ENGINEERING VIDEOS

  • Reassuringly Expensive show

    Reassuringly Expensive

    Our daring rigger Sean Riley burrows into the bowels of a 767 jet – and learns why aircraft engineers are very careful to...

    (02:44)
  • Deep Sea Thruster show

    Deep Sea Thruster

    A giant ocean rig needs a new power plant. This dangerous job needs to be done now or she’s dead in the water.

    (00:43)
  • Behind the Scenes with Sean Riley show

    Behind the Scenes with Sean Riley

    We get up close and personal with Sean Riley to find out what makes him tick.

    (03:47)
  • Behind the Scenes show

    Behind the Scenes

    Go behind the scenes with Chris Barrie during the making of Britain's Greatest Machines.

    (03:29)
  • Prototyping show

    Prototyping

    2000 prototypes are made each year. Some products take up to two years to develop.

    (02:59)
  • Fireproof show

    Fireproof

    How do Ikea know their furniture is made of fire-resistant materials? They set fire to it, of course!

    (02:55)
  • Custom Built show

    Custom Built

    Every car on the line is custom built to a customer's specific order. It takes 12 hours to make just one engine.

    (03:07)
  • The Paint Job show

    The Paint Job

    Unpainted body shells are sent 35 kilometres to be sanded, primed and painted. All by hand.

    (03:01)
  • Body Robotic show

    Body Robotic

    105 robots and teams of skilled engineers join forces to weld the porsche 911 body together.

    (03:00)
  • 117 stations show

    117 stations

    At station 18, the assembly areas' only robot installs the windshield and works entirely in the dark.

    (02:56)
  • Luxury show

    Luxury

    Current owners BMW have revived the “Double R” motorcar brand with a transfusion of high technology.

    (03:00)
  • Space Frame show

    Space Frame

    Welded entirely by hand the Phantom's body is the largest all aluminium space frame car ever made. But how?!

    (03:01)
  • Steel Skeleton show

    Steel Skeleton

    Every weld of every car must be perfect. The welders average six years of experience. Temperature is key.

    (02:54)
  • Just in Time show

    Just in Time

    Workers have just 15 minutes to finish work on a particular piece before the line moves on - No Dynamic Breaking!

    (02:48)
  • Testing 123 show

    Testing 123

    It takes 90 days, 11,000 parts, two continents and hundreds of skilled workers to complete just one car.

    (02:45)
  • The Longest Subway Journey show

    The Longest Subway Journey

    Welded in Brazil, assembled in New York. Discover how this engineering marvel is built.

    (01:09)
  • From Subway to SubAqua show

    From Subway to SubAqua

    Almost 50 of the cities retired subway cars are now home to millions of fish!

    (01:00)
  • Braking Power show

    Braking Power

    Bugatti brake engineers face a tough challenge...how do they stop a car that can travel at nearly one-third the speed of sound?

    (03:05)
  • Taste Test show

    Taste Test

    Swirl it, smell it, then take a small sip. In the final phase of production, can the beer pass the brew master’s taste test?

    (03:04)
  • Final Touches show

    Final Touches

    Rows of decorating machines paint details on millions of tiny pieces. The paint is non-toxic, but is it kid-saliva proof?

    (02:47)