How Everyday Things are Made, narrated by Dr. Mark Martin for the Alliance for innovative Manufacturing at Stanford University and design4X, is an incredible resource for those interested in manufacturing. The site offers access to videos describing the production of airplanes, glass bottles, wool, playgrounds, and construction equipment, as well as a category discussing careers in manufacturing. Did I mention there’s a whole section that discusses manufacturing processes?
AIM has developed an introductory website for kids and adults showing how various items are made. It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of manufacturing video. It is targeted towards non-engineers and engineers alike. Think of it as your own private online factory tour, or a virtual factory tour, if you wish.
Check out the full site and explore the world of manufacturing here