Science and Nature

Raw to Ready

Explore the science, innovation and sheer genius it takes to transform the most basic ingredients into powerhouse machines.

Bombardier

53m 10s

See tempered glass, titanium, fiberglass, lacquer and aluminum alloy become a cutting-edge jet.

Episodes

  • Bombardier: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bombardier

    S1 E4 - 53m 10s

    See tempered glass, titanium, fiberglass, lacquer and aluminum alloy become a cutting-edge jet.

  • Mack Truck: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mack Truck

    S1 E3 - 53m 10s

    The highway truck — a modern workhorse, a heavy hauler vital to commerce — carries an 80,000-pound payload and must operate in every condition from sub-zero cold to triple-digit heat. To survive, it must be strong, durable and fuel-efficient, like the Mack Pinnacle, an engineering achievement made possible by platinum, petroleum, copper, manganese and polyurethane.

  • Bentley: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bentley

    S1 E2 - 53m 10s

    It’s a century-old obsession to find the right raw materials to build a car that is fit for both king and race car driver — perfectly luxurious and perfectly fast. The Bentley Motor Company has built common raw ingredients into their signature Mulsanne, an engineering achievement made possible by aluminum, leather, iron, wood and pigment.

  • Komatsu: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Komatsu

    S1 E1 - 53m 41s

    To extract precious metals found beneath the earth requires a massive 232-ton, two-story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons — a giant earth-mover like the Komatsu 930E. This amazing engineering achievement is made possible by five essential raw ingredients: coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulphuric acid, an electron superhighway that generates massive power.

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