How It's Made


How It's Made
Have you ever wondered how the products you use every day are made? How It's Made leads you through the process of how everyday products, such as apple juice, skateboards, engines, contact lenses, and many more objects are manufactured.

Genre: Documentary

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  • Watch How It's Made Season 13

    • Episode 12

      Olive Oil/Lift Trucks/Seamless Rolled Rings/Ski Boots

      aired: Fri, Jul 24, 2009

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Cast Iron Bathtubs, Hopi Kachina Dolls, Mine Truck Engine, and Memory Cards are built.

    • Episode 11

      Carved Wood Sculptures/Flatware/Cow Bells/Fountain Pens

      aired: Thu, Jan 3, 2013

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Paper Fans, Nut Oil, and Copper are made.

    • Episode 10

      Socket Sets/Leather Shoes/Aluminum Water Bottles/Bike Chains

      aired: Sun, Dec 30, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Nail Nippers, Jade Putters, Ice Cider, and Water Skis are made.

    • Episode 9

      All-Terrain Vehicles/Alpine Skis/Laser Cutters/Marble Sculptures

      aired: Sun, Dec 30, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Cycling Shoes, Yurts, Marine Plywood, and Encaustic Paint are made.

    • Episode 8

      Aluminium Boats/Alpine Horns/Luxury Watches

      aired: Thu, Dec 20, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Thinning Shears, Wagon Wheels, Toaster Pastries, and Violin Bows are made.

    • Episode 7

      Pressure Cookers/Mechanical Singing Birds/Oceanographic Buoys/Stainless-Steel Tank Trailers

      aired: Thu, Dec 13, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Prams, Factory-Built Homes, Wood Flutes, and Bicycle Tires are made.

    • Episode 6

      Gears/Leather Watchbands/Vitrelle Dishes/Kitchen Shears

      aired: Thu, Dec 6, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how U-Locks, Tepees, Criossants, and Rolling Luggage are made.

    • Episode 5

      Copper Pipe Fittings/Cylinder Music Boxes/Pepper Mills/Hot Rod Steering Columns

      aired: Thu, Nov 29, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Tissues, Travel Trailers, Slippers, and Motorcycle Helmets are made.

    • Episode 4

      Bowling Balls/Barber Poles/Felt/Radar Guns

      aired: Thu, Nov 15, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Replica Clay Pipes, Drinking Fountains, Orange Liqueur, and Compound Bows are made.

    • Episode 3

      Swiss Army Knives/Player Piano Rolls/Oil Tankers/Racing Wheels

      aired: Thu, Nov 8, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Stagecoaches, Road Reflectors, Fire Baked Potery, and Custom Motorcycle Tanks are made.

    • Episode 2

      Carbon Fiber Bicycles/Blood Products/Forged Chandeliers/Ballpoint Pens

      aired: Thu, Nov 1, 2012

      On this episode of How It's Made, find out how Horse Bits, Oat Cereal, Turquoise Jewelry, and Electric Scooters are made.

    • Episode 1

      Hammers/Swiss Cheese/Roller Skates/Coloured Pencils

      aired: Thu, Oct 25, 2012

      On this episode of How it's Made find out how Native Healing Drums, Raisins, Stereorscopic Viewers, and Ribbon Microphones are made.

  • Watch How It's Made Season 12

    • Episode 12

      Escalators/Kevlar Canoes/Goat Cheese/Disc Music Boxes

      aired: Thu, Jul 12, 2012

      Navajo Rugs; Crude Oil; Kaleidoscopes; Titanium Dental Implants

    • Episode 11

      Screwdrivers/Compact Track Loaders/Physician Scales/Carbon Fibre Bats

      aired: Thu, Jul 5, 2012

      Tasers; Canned Soup; Jaw Harps & Mouth Bows; Diving Boards.

    • Episode 10

      Airstream Trailers/Horseradish/Industrial Steam Boilers/Deodorant

      aired: Thu, Jun 21, 2012

      Clay; Pitted Prunes; Spurs; Polyurethane Tires.

    • Episode 9

      Riding Mowers/Popcorn/Adjustable Beds/Cultured Diamonds

      aired: Thu, Jun 14, 2012

      Dinnerware; Air Brake Tanks; Frosted Cereal; Fossils

    • Episode 8

      Metal Detectors/Rum/Tiffany Reproductions/Aircraft Engines

      aired: Thu, Jun 7, 2012

      Bamboo Bicycles; Chainsaw Art; Breath Mints; Manual Motorcycle Transmissions.

    • Episode 7

      Police Badges/Muffins/Car Washes/Pressure Gauges

      aired: Thu, May 31, 2012

      Fish Decoys; Film Digitization; Cylinder Stoves; Concrete Light Poles

    • Episode 6

      Carbon Fibre Car Parts/Hand Dryers/Recycled Polyester Yarn/Fleece

      aired: Thu, May 24, 2012

      Multi-tools; Jojoba Oil; Marionettes.

    • Episode 5

      Combination Wrenches/Deli Meats/Golf Cars/Airships

      aired: Thu, May 17, 2012

      Turf Grass; Beef Jerky; Wood Chippers; Bowling Pins

    • Episode 4

      Carburetors/Air Conditioners/Sugar

      aired: Thu, May 10, 2012

      Robotic Hunting Decoys; Canned Tomatoes; Scoreboards; Lassos.

    • Episode 3

      Thermometers/Produce Scales/Aircraft Painting/Luxury Chocolates

      aired: Thu, May 3, 2012

      Canvas Wall Tents; Peace Pipes; Shredded Wheat Cereal; Cannons

    • Episode 2

      Jaws of Life/Artificial Christmas Trees/Soda Crackers/Ratchets

      aired: Thu, Apr 26, 2012

      Pewter Flasks; Potato Salad; Hydrogen Fuel Cells; Engineered Wood Siding.

    • Episode 1

      Pneumatic Impact Wrenches/Cultured Marble Sinks/Plantain Chips/NASCAR Stock Cars

      aired: Thu, Apr 19, 2012

      Garden Forks; English Toffee; Paint Chip Cards; Bundt Pans

  • Watch How It's Made Season 11

    • Episode 13

      Baseball Gloves/Medical Electrodes/Stetson Hats

      aired: Thu, Jan 5, 2012

      Turntables, Steam Engines, Playground Equipment, Teflon Pans.

    • Episode 12

      Induction Cooktops/Truck Scales/Tetra Pak Containers/Harmonicas

      aired: Thu, Dec 29, 2011

      Top & Bowler Hats, Solar Water Heaters, Sticky Buns, Electrostatic Speakers.

    • Episode 11

      Heated Skate Blades/Gliders/Hand Bells

      aired: Thu, Dec 22, 2011

      Blister Packs, Deli Slicers, Oysters, Weathervanes

    • Episode 10

      Giant Valves/Sardines/Barographs

      aired: Thu, Dec 15, 2011

      Cufflinks, Blueberry Turnovers, Dashboards, Pottery

    • Episode 9

      Accordions/Pineapples/Artificial Joints

      aired: Thu, Dec 8, 2011

      Rally Cars, Pork Pies, Floating Fountains, Artificial Stone Ornaments

    • Episode 8

      Hot Rods/Decorative Eggs/Fire Hose Nozzles/Baseballs

      aired: Thu, Dec 1, 2011

      Tapioca Pudding, Snow Ploughs, Paddle Boats, Fibre Cement Siding.

    • Episode 7

      Microphones/Hot Tubs/Artificial Turf/Beer Steins

      aired: Thu, Nov 17, 2011

      Fish Replicas, Siren Systems, Pre-packaged Sandwiches, Candlesticks.

    • Episode 6

      Cine Cameras/Glass Christmas Ornaments/Giant Tires

      aired: Thu, Nov 10, 2011

      Pipe Cleaners, Blue Stilton Cheese, Smart Electric Meters, Telescopes

    • Episode 5

      Technical Glass/Washing Machines/Playing Cards/Crossbows

      aired: Thu, Nov 3, 2011

      Wax Figures, Awnings, Sandwich Crackers, Pewter Tankards.

    • Episode 4

      Javelins/Cuckoo Clocks/Hearts of Palm/Windshield Wipers

      aired: Thu, Oct 27, 2011

      Farmed Caviar, Intake Manifolds, Motorcycle Jackets, Shovels & Spades

    • Episode 3

      Pencils/Metal Recycling/Coffee

      aired: Thu, Oct 20, 2011

      Chocolate Coins, Floor Heating Systems, Pedal Cars, Latex Swords.

    • Episode 2

      Anatomical Models/Jukeboxes/Tortilla Chips/Spark Plugs

      aired: Fri, Oct 14, 2011

      Industrial Wire Ropes, Living Walls, Large Format Cameras, Gemstones

    • Episode 1

      Binoculars/Sparklers/Rubber Boots/Circular Saw Blades

      aired: Fri, Oct 14, 2011

      Patterned Glass Panels, Road Cases, Stop-Frame Animation

  • Watch How It's Made Season 10

    • Episode 13

      Wooden Barrels/Fire Hydrants/Automotive Seats/Cathode Ray Tubes

      aired: Fri, Jun 24, 2011

      Discover how turbochargers, enchiladas, and watches are made.

    • Episode 12

      Levels/Hot Dogs/Abrasive Grain/Sandpaper

      aired: Fri, Jun 17, 2011

      Discover how laminated wood beams, off-road vehicles, veggie burgers, and augers are made.

    • Episode 11

      Curling Stones/Refrigerators/Aluminium Baseball Bats/Opalescent Glass

      aired: Fri, Jun 10, 2011

      Discover how underwater robots, lasagna, band saws, and ski trekking poles are made.

    • Episode 10

      Magnets/Cooked Ham/Silver-plated Teapots/Crash Test Dummies

      aired: Fri, Jun 3, 2011

      Discover how heather gems, instant film, beet sugar, and electric roadsters are made.

    • Episode 9

      Ice Cream Cones/Tent Trailers/Shoe Polish/Pliers

      aired: Fri, May 27, 2011

      Discover how whips, automated pizza makers, incense cones, and scale turbine engines are made.

    • Episode 8

      Steel Shipping Drums/Police Whistles/Miniature Train Cars/Glass Blocks

      aired: Fri, May 20, 2011

      Discover how custom steering wheels, apple pie, domestic radiators, and paper towels are made.

    • Episode 7

      Pocket Knives/Soapstone Products/Electric Pole Transformers/Traditional Snowshoes

      aired: Fri, May 13, 2011

      Discover how speed skates, synthetic rubber, cocoa beans, and bulk chocolate are made.

    • Episode 6

      Bronze Bells/Wooden Airplane Propellers/Charcoal Briquettes/Gas Log Fireplaces

      aired: Fri, May 6, 2011

      Discover how rolled wafers, wood pellets, class & championship rings are made.

    • Episode 5

      Dress Forms/Boat Propellers/Duvet/Faucets

      aired: Fri, Apr 29, 2011

      Discover how folding kayaks, piƱatas, garbage trucks, and ceramic composite brake discs are made.

    • Episode 4

      Fire Extinguishers/Doughnuts/Shock Absorbers/Banjos

      aired: Fri, Apr 22, 2011

      Discover how corn tortillas, crankshafts & camshafts, bush planes, and aluminum bike wheels are made.

    • Episode 3

      Stainless Steel/Football Helmets/Resin Figurines/Laboratory Glassware

      aired: Fri, Apr 15, 2011

      Discover how game calls, mayonnaise, traditional razor blades, and butterfly safety razors are made.

    • Episode 2

      Automotive Fuel Pumps/Cricket Bats/Change Machines/Ductile Iron Pipe

      aired: Fri, Apr 8, 2011

      Cheese Graters, Hot Sauce, Silver Jewelry, Traditional Mexican Chairs

    • Episode 1

      Ice Cream Treats/Wooden Golf Clubs/Aircraft Wings/Car Battery Recycling

      aired: Fri, Apr 8, 2011

      Discover how decorative sombreros, salad dressings, cap guns, and regenerative medicine are made.

  • Watch How It's Made Season 2

    • Episode 26

      26. Putty Knives, Garage Doors, Electric Motors, Wool

      aired: Wed, Sep 20, 2006

      Discover what it takes to make putty knives, garage doors, electric motors, and wool.

    • Episode 25

      25. Moldings, Pulleys, Industrial Rubber Hose, Sheet Vinyl Flooring

      aired: Wed, Jul 5, 2006

      Find out the details in the construction of architectural moldings, pulleys, industrial rubber hoses, and sheet vinyl.

    • Episode 20

      20. 3D Signs, Hardwood Floors, Polyethylene Pipe, Mattresses

      aired: Wed, May 31, 2006

      Discover the manufacturing secrets of 3D commercial signs, hardwood floors, corrugated polyethylene pipe, and mattresses.

    • Episode 19

      19. Brushes & Push Brooms, Blackboards, Smoked Salmon, Zippers

      aired: Wed, May 24, 2006

      Find out how brushes and push brooms are manufactured, how blackboards are formed, how salmon is smoked and how zippers work.

    • Episode 18

      18. Grinding Wheels, Compost, Window Blinds, Milk

      aired: Wed, May 17, 2006

      Discover how grinding wheels are made, compost is prepared, window blinds are constructed, and milk is processed.

    • Episode 16

      16. Cutting Tools, Stained Glass, Semi-Trailers, Recorders

      aired: Wed, May 3, 2006

      Find out how high-precision cutting tools, stained glass, semi-trailers, and recorders are made.

    • Episode 14

      14. Plastic Bottles & Jars, Mail, Eggs, Handcrafted Wooden Pens

      aired: Wed, Apr 19, 2006

      Discover how plastic bottles and jars are constructed, how mail is processed and how wooden pens are handcrafted.

    • Episode 12

      Cars/Shopping Trollies/Rapid Tooling and Prototyping/Collectible Coins

      aired: Wed, Apr 5, 2006

      Find out how everyday items, including electric baseboard heaters, molded pulp containers and video games are made.

    • Episode 11

      Aluminium Pots and Pans/Artificial Limbs/Peanut Butter/High Intensity Light Bulbs

      aired: Wed, Mar 29, 2006

      Learn how radiators are put together, hatchery chicks are produced, phyllo dough is made, and cross-country skis are constructed.

    • Episode 10

      Gummies/Aluminium Cans/Fish Farming/Bronze Sculptures

      aired: Wed, Mar 22, 2006

      Find out how wind generators, PVC gloves, thermo-formed glass and fire trucks are made.

    • Episode 9

      Steel Safes/False Teeth/Airplanes/Maple Syrup

      aired: Wed, Mar 15, 2006

      Discover the manufacturing process of inflatable watercraft, couscous, modeling dough and wicker products.

    • Episode 7

      Carpets/Drinking Water/Laser Eye Surgery/Acoustic Guitars

      aired: Wed, Mar 1, 2006

      Follow the production of prepared mustard, violins, nuts and bolts, and toilet paper.

    • Episode 6

      Diamond Cutting/Wood Doors/Paintballs/Newspapers

      aired: Wed, Feb 22, 2006

      Find out how yogurt is cultured, how candles are formed, how neon signs are lit and how book bindings work.

    • Episode 5

      Hydroponic Lettuce/Construction Wood/Recycling/Fishing Flies

      aired: Wed, Feb 15, 2006

      Find out how horse-drawn carriages, artificial eyes, dog and cat food and mirrors are manufactured.

    • Episode 4

      Winter Jackets/Animation/Mushrooms/Gold Rings

      aired: Wed, Feb 8, 2006

      The manufacturing secrets behind temporary metal fences, asphalt shingles, expanded polystyrene products, and hard candies are revealed.

    • Episode 3

      Personal Watercraft/Wine/Office Furniture/Ice Skates

      aired: Wed, Feb 1, 2006

      Find out how wheel loaders, vegetable oil, hand tools and cotton swabs are manufactured.

    • Episode 2

      Bee Honey/Fibre Optics/Bricks/Pipe Organs

      aired: Wed, Jan 25, 2006

      Unlock the secrets of combination locks, throw the mystery off of pottery, climb into the world of recreational vehicles, and rub some sense into erasers.

    • Episode 1

      Eyes Glass Lenses/Granite/Potato Chips/Microprocessors

      aired: Wed, Jan 18, 2006

      Find out how pre-inked stamps, cranberries, cotton yarn, road signs are made.

  • Episodes

    • Episode 26

      How It's Made: Ball Bearings, Electrical Wires, Wax Casting, Automated Machines

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how ball bearings, electrical wires, wax casting and automated machines are made.

    • Episode 25

      How It's Made: Coins, Cars, Grocery Carts

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how coins, cars and grocery carts are made.

    • Episode 24

      How It's Made: Aluminum Pots and Pans, Artificial Limbs, Peanut Butter, High Intensity Light Bulbs

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how aluminum pots and pans are made, artificial limbs constructed, peanut butter put together and high intensity light bulbs empowered.

    • Episode 23

      How It's Made: Gummies Candy, Fish, Aluminum Cans, Bronze Sculptures

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out exactly how gummies candy is made, how fish are farmed, how aluminum cans created and how bronze sculptures are erected.

    • Episode 22

      How It's Made: Steel Safes, False Teeth, Airplanes, Maple Syrup

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Follow the production process from start to finish of steel safes, false teeth, airplanes and maple syrup.

    • Episode 21

      How It's Made: Fiberglass Boats, Clothes Dryers, Bubble Gum, Fireworks

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how fiberglass boats, clothes dryers, bubble gum and fireworks are made.

    • Episode 20

      How It's Made: Carpet, Drinking Water, Laser Eye Surgery, Acoustic Guitars

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how carpet is fabricated, drinking water purified, laser eye surgery performed, and acoustic guitars are made.

    • Episode 19

      How It's Made: Wooden Doors, Paintballs, Newspapers, Diamonds

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how wooden doors are fashioned, paintballs are produced, newspapers turned out and diamonds are cut.

    • Episode 18

      How It's Made: Hydroponic Lettuce, Construction Wood, Fishing Flies

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Hydroponic lettuce, construction wood and fishing flies all have a process behind them. Uncover the secrets of these familiar items.

    • Episode 17

      How It's Made: Winter Jackets, Animation, Mushrooms, Gold

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how winter jackets are constructed, how animation is created from initial drawings, how mushrooms come into being and how gold is formed.

    • Episode 16

      How It's Made: Personal Watercraft, Ice Skates, Wine, Office Furniture

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      In this episode find out how personal watercraft, ice skates, wine, and office furniture is made.

    • Episode 15

      How It's Made: Honey, Honeycombs, Fiber Optics, Bricks, Pipe Organs

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Discover how honey, fiber optics, bricks and pipe organs are produced in this episode.

    • Episode 14

      How It's Made: Eyeglass Lenses, Granite, Potato Chips, Microprocessors

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      How it's made: eyeglass lenses, granite, potato chips, and microprocessors.

    • Episode 13

      How It's Made: Bicycle Helmets, Lithium Batteries, Car Brakes, Aluminum

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Bicycle helmets, lithium batteries, car brakes, and aluminum are depended on every day. In this episode, find out how each is made.

    • Episode 12

      How It's Made: Aluminum Screw Caps, Chocolate, Pills, Pasta

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Aluminum screw caps, chocolate, pills and pasta are some of the most common items around today. In this episode, find out how they are made.

    • Episode 11

      How It's Made: Plastic Bags, Solar Panels, Plastic Gasoline Containers, Hockey Sticks

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Learn how plastic bags, solar panels, plastic gasoline containers, and hockey sticks are made.

    • Episode 10

      How It's Made: Holograms, Package Printing, Skin Cultures, Canned Corn

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      The process behind making holograms, package printing, skin cultures, and canned corn revealed.

    • Episode 9

      How It's Made: Steel, Apple Juice, Aircraft Landing Gear, Cosmetics

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      How it's made: steel, apple juice, aircraft landing gear, and cosmetics.

    • Episode 8

      How It's Made: Trucks, Adhesive Bandages, Computer Circuit Boards, Liquors

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Find out how trucks, adhesive bandages, computer circuit boards, and liquors are made.

    • Episode 7

      How It's Made: Kayaks, Safety Boots, Electronic Signs, Breakfast Cereals

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      In this episode follow the production from start to finish of kayaks, safety boots, electronic signs, and cereals.

    • Episode 6

      How It's Made: Nails and Staples, Safety Glasses, Fabrics, Bicycles

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Nails and staples, safety glasses, fabrics, bicycles; find out how each of these every day items are made and put together.

    • Episode 5

      How It's Made: Copy Paper, Jeans, Computers, Plate Glass

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      This episode will show you how copy paper, jeans, computers, and plate glass is made.

    • Episode 4

      How It's Made: Hearing Aids, 3-D Puzzles, Rubber Mats, Toilets

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Follow the production process of hearing aids, 3-D puzzles, Rubber mats, and toilets.

    • Episode 3

      How It's Made: Toothpicks, Acrylic Bathtubs, Helicopters, Beer

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Everyday objects often have fascinating roots. Find out how toothpicks, acrylic bathtubs, helicopters and beer are made.

    • Episode 2

      How It's Made: Compact Discs, Mozzarella Cheese, Pantyhose, Fluorescent Tubes

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      In this episode find out how compact discs, mozzarella cheese, pantyhose, and fluorescent tubes are made.

    • Episode 1

      How It's Made: Aluminum Foil, Snowboards, Contact Lenses, Bread

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Follow the production process of aluminum foil, snowboards, soft polymer contact lenses and bread and find out how each of these items is made.

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