- Radio Times
- Review by:
- James Gill
From the meticulous printing of paint chip cards to the more rough-and-ready machines that help create “hand-made” English toffees and shape garden forks, this series shows that even the most mundane objects depend on engineering innovation.
Did you know, for example, that a gloss meter checks the shininess of every one of the three and a half million paint cards that roll out of the factory each day? Or that that a punch press weighing a whopping 600 tons is used to transform a molten steel slab into a regular garden fork? When technology makes every part of our lives more precise, sometimes doing something by eye just doesn’t cut it.
About this programme
1/13. The making of garden forks, English toffee, and paint chip cards, and how technology has influenced their production.