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Has anyone else watched this show? It's on the National Geographic Channel, but I watched the first two episodes on Hulu. It's a really well put together show, very interesting and I learned quite a bit. First episode was inside the Ferrari factory in Italy, and the second was on the UPS World Port hub. Both were pretty freaking cool.

http://www.hulu.com/ultimate-factories
 
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:07 AM
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I'll check out the Ferrari one for sure.
 
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Yeah, the Ferrari one is awesome. I never knew exactly how much went into building one, to me the price tag is now justified. lol
 
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Yeah, when you see that they don't farm anything out, and everything is done in house, and mostly by hand. Man did you see how strick they are on the engine casting? I haven't seen the UPS one yet, the Peterbilt one was good though.
 
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Yeah, when you see that they don't farm anything out, and everything is done in house, and mostly by hand. Man did you see how strick they are on the engine casting? I haven't seen the UPS one yet, the Peterbilt one was good though.
I haven't seen the Peterbilt one yet, but what blew me away was that they hand carve a separate sand mold for every casting on every engine.

Italian automotive enthusiasts take this kind of stuff to heart. The guy who did the machine work on my engine was Italian, and let me tell you this dude was AMAZING.
 
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thats why ferarri is the worlds greatest car...simply because no other manufacturer goes through that much detail.
 
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not only that, but if the chemical make-up of the aluminum isn't absolutely perfect the scrap it and start over.
 

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