Electric transformers are everywhere, transforming high-voltage electricity from power lines into usable household currents. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how electrical transformers are created.
The steel shipping drum was invented in the late 19th century for the oil industry as an alternative to the leaky wooden barrels of the past. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how today's leak-proof steel shipping drums are created.
On an especially rainy day, deliveries come to a dead halt when Wayne's truck gets stuck in the mud. Bobby helps drag him out and Justin smoothes out the road to ensure that they won't waste any more time because of the mud.
On Discovery Channel's "Really Big Things," mining iron ore starts with drilling 60-foot holes in a drill pattern and filling the holes with explosives. Once the ore is blasted out, trucks collect the rock.
This ship is the size of a small town and travels at approximately 50 kilometers an hour. Learn more about the container ships used to transport groceries and goods across the world on Discovery Channel's "How Do They Do It."
Bridges such as the Golden Gate Bridge would have been impossible to build without steel. Learn some of the benefits of steel compared to other bridge building materials on Discovery Channel's "HowStuffWorks" show.
Stainless steel was invented in the early 20th century. The key ingredient, chrome, forms a protective oxide film on the surface. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how shiny stainless steel material is made.