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May 12, 2014 AT 11:00 am

How airplane emergency inflatable slides are made and how they work #Manufacturing Monday

Core77 posted these incredible videos of airplane emergency inflatable slides deploying as well as a cool video showing how they are made.

While we hope to never have to see one of these in real life, we spotted this mesmerizing video of airplane emergency slides deploying over on DoobyBrain.

The question is, how the heck do they design and make these things? How is it possible that one little pressurized tank can blow the entire thing up in six seconds? What material are they using that it’s strong enough to withstand the process, not to mention the thereotical hundreds of people that might slide down the thing? We did a bit of hunting and found the video below, where you’ll see everything from a vacuum table fabric-flattening machine to a CNC cutter to a lot of handwork:

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