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ENGINEERING VIDEOS

  • Flying High show

    Flying High

    Our very own investigative engineering expert Sean Riley literally scrambles his brain in an air-pressure experiment that...

    (01:59)
  • 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)
  • An interview with Hugh Whitworth show

    An interview with Hugh Whitworth

    Series Producer, Hugh Whitworth, talks about making Britain's Greatest Machines.

    (03:11)
  • Liquid Power show

    Liquid Power

    Discover how this unique Hydroforming process uses a high-pressure liquid to change the shape of metal.

    (03:02)
  • Engine Pleasure show

    Engine Pleasure

    Find out why the R8 engine is guaranteed to put a smile on its owner's face.

    (03:01)
  • Particleboard show

    Particleboard

    Spruce trees harvested from local sustainable forests are smashed to wood chips to form Ikea's Particleboard.

    (03:06)
  • Prototyping show

    Prototyping

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

    (02:59)
  • Billy Bookcase show

    Billy Bookcase

    Functional, durable and timeless. 130,000 of this bestselling bookshelf are built every week.

    (03:07)
  • 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)
  • Finishing Touches show

    Finishing Touches

    The SV gets its finishing touches before being tested, then it’s onto the public road for a spin around the block.

    (02:57)
  • Body Robotic show

    Body Robotic

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

    (03:00)
  • Ferdinand Porsche show

    Ferdinand Porsche

    From the VW Beatle to Porsche's 911, discover what inspired Ferdinand Porsche and his sons.

    (02:56)
  • 117 stations show

    117 stations

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

    (02:56)
  • Ready to Rock'n'Roll? show

    Ready to Rock'n'Roll?

    From assembly station 1 to 117, just what goes into ensuring the iconic Porsche is ready to roll?

    (02:47)
  • Precision Machine show

    Precision Machine

    Iconic, the 911 has been made for more than 4 decades, what's the secret of Porche's success?

    (01:23)
  • 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)
  • Road Dip show

    Road Dip

    A cross between a carwash and a carnival ride submerges the car into a series of 7 chemical baths.

    (02:52)
  • Spirit of Ecstasy show

    Spirit of Ecstasy

    The Spirit of Ecstacy Mascot, sculpted by Charles Sykes, has graced each and every Rolls Royce since 1911.

    (03:04)
  • 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)