How It’s Made

How It's Made - Science Channel

Science Channel

Series

2001

TVG

Science

Documentary

A behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing processes of various products — a mix consisting of common products such as jeans, aluminum foil, and cereal, and less predictable ones like wax figurines, braille typewriters, and pinball machines

Upcoming TV Airings

The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Sunday, April 14

Toothpicks; Acrylic Bathtubs; Helicopters; Beer, Etc.

Season 1 • Episode 3

Toothpicks; acrylic bathtubs; helicopters; beer. Host: Mark Tewksbury.

Sunday, April 14

Hearing Aids; 3-D Puzzles; Rubber Mats; Toilets, Etc.

Season 1 • Episode 4

Hearing aids; 3-D puzzles; rubber mats; toilets. Host: Mark Tewksbury.

Sunday, April 14

All-Terrain Vehicles, Alpine Skis, Laser Cutters And Marble Sculptures

All-terrain vehicles; alpine skis; laser cutters; marble sculptures.

Sunday, April 14

Socket Sets; Leather Shoes

Season 13 • Episode 10

Socket sets; leather shoes; aluminum water bottles; bike chains.

Sunday, April 14

Carved Wood Sculptures; Flatware

Season 13 • Episode 11

Carved wood sculptures; flatware; cow bells; fountain pens.

Sunday, April 14

Olive Oil; Lift Trucks

Season 13 • Episode 12

Olive oil; lift trucks; seamless rolled rings; ski boots.

Sunday, April 14

Indy Steering Wheels; Mixed Salad; Wind Turbines

Season 22 • Episode 3

Indy steering wheels; mixed salad; wind turbines.

Sunday, April 14

Blast Doors; Lipstick; Artificial Palm Trees; Brass Plaques

Season 22 • Episode 4

Blast doors; lipstick; artificial palm; brass plaques.

Sunday, April 14

Carbon Fibre; Antique Frame Restoration; Railcar Movements

Season 22 • Episode 5

Carbon fibre; antique frame restoration; railcar movers; hood ornaments.

Sunday, April 14

Sawhorses and Toolboxes; Sorbet Pops; School Buses

Season 22 • Episode 6

Sawhorses and toolboxes; sorbet pops; school buses.

Sunday, April 14

Suits of Armor; Street Light Poles; Membrane Switches

Season 5 • Episode 8

Find out how suits of armor are constructed and how street light poles are erected.

Sunday, April 14

Sulkies; Bagpipes; Yule Logs; Fishing Lures

Season 5 • Episode 9

Sulkies; bagpipes; yule logs; fishing lures.

Sunday, April 14

Goalie Pads; Crystal Wine Glasses

Season 5 • Episode 10

Goalie pads; crystal wine glasses.

Sunday, April 14

Cement; Caskets; Soft Drinks; Glider Rockers

Season 5 • Episode 11

Cement; caskets; soft drinks; glider rockers.

Saturday, April 20

Alkaline Batteries; Wheelchairs; Flutes

Season 5 • Episode 6

Alkaline batteries; wheelchairs; flutes.

Sunday, April 21

Copy Paper; Jeans; Computers; Plate Glass; Etc.

Season 1 • Episode 5

Copy paper; jeans; computers; plate glass. Host: Mark Tewksbury.

Sunday, April 21

Nails & Staples; Safety Glasses; Fabrics; Bicycles, Etc.

Season 1 • Episode 6

Nails and staples; safety glasses; fabric; bicycles. Host: Mark Tewksbury.

Sunday, April 21

Professional Cookware; Luxury Inlaid Boxes

Season 13 • Episode 13

Professional cookware; luxury inlaid boxes; high-efficiency water heaters; scooters.

Sunday, April 21

Mini GP Motorcycles; Fig Cookies; Tool Boxes

Season 14 • Episode 1

Mini GP Motorcycle; fig cookies; tool boxes; pipe bends.

Sunday, April 21

Western Revolver Replicas; Arc Trainers

Season 14 • Episode 2

Western revolver replicas; arc trainers; used-oil furnaces; vegetable peelers; pizza cutters.

Sunday, April 21

Metal Golf Clubs; Waffles; Custom Wires and Cables

Season 14 • Episode 3

Metal golf clubs; waffles; custom wires and cables; train wheels.

Sunday, April 21

Sanders; Solid Terrain Models; Stucco; High-Speed Roll-up Doors

Season 22 • Episode 7

Sanders; solid terrain models; stucco; roll-up doors.

Sunday, April 21

Pressed Glass; Pickup Truck Caps; Alpaca Yarn; Utility Knives

Season 22 • Episode 8

Pressed glass; pickup truck caps; alpaca yarn; utility knives.

Sunday, April 21

Body Casting; Downdraft Stoves; Compression Garments

Season 22 • Episode 9

Body casting; downdraft stoves; compression garments; electric motorcycles.

Sunday, April 21

Sidecars; Frozen French Toast; Refrigeration Compressors

Season 22 • Episode 10

Sidecars; frozen french toast; refrigerator compressors; superchargers.

Sunday, April 21

Kitchen Knives; Mannequins; Hypodermic Needles

Season 5 • Episode 12

Kitchen knives; mannequins; hypodermic needles.

Sunday, April 21

Electrical Panels; Kites; Toothbrushes

Season 5 • Episode 13

Electrical panels; kites; toothbrushes.

Sunday, April 21

Three-Wheeled Vehicles; Baseball Bats; Artificial Bonsais

Season 6 • Episode 1

Three wheeled vehicles; baseball bats; artificial bonsais.

Sunday, April 21

Springs; Pavers; Pianos

Season 6 • Episode 2

Springs; pavers; pianos.

Saturday, April 27

Toothpicks; Acrylic Bathtubs; Helicopters; Beer, Etc.

Season 1 • Episode 3

Toothpicks; acrylic bathtubs; helicopters; beer. Host: Mark Tewksbury.

Sunday, April 28

Kayaks; Safety Boots; Electronic Signs; Cereal, Etc.

Season 1 • Episode 7

Kayaks; safety boots; electric signs; cereal. Host: Mark Tewksbury.

Sunday, April 28

Trucks; Adhesive Bandages; Circuit Boards; Liquors; Etc.

Season 1 • Episode 8

Trucks; adhesive bandages; circuit boards; liquor. Host: Mark Tewksbury.

Sunday, April 28

Sails; Walnuts; Wheel Immobilizer

Season 14 • Episode 4

Sails; walnuts; wheel immobilizers; honeycomb structural panels.

Sunday, April 28

Surfboards; Stickers; Sandwich Cookies

Season 14 • Episode 5

Surfboard; stickers; sandwich cookies; concrete roofing tiles.

Sunday, April 28

Ski Goggles; Tower Cranes; Diesel Engines

Season 14 • Episode 6

Ski goggles; tower cranes; porcelain figures; diesel engines.

Sunday, April 28

Stuffed Olives; Astrolabes; Western Saddles

Season 14 • Episode 7

Stuffed olives; astrolabes; western saddles.

Sunday, April 28

Custom Knee Braces; Air Conditioners; Window Films

Season 22 • Episode 11

Custom knee braces; air conditioners; window films; motorcycle exhaust.

Sunday, April 28

Solid State Hard Drives; Eye Shadow; Limousines

Season 22 • Episode 12

Solid-state drives; eye shadow; limousines; dead-blow hammers.

Sunday, April 28

Dragster Tires; Icing; Floating Docks; Spiral Pipes

Season 22 • Episode 13

Dragster tires; icing; floating docks; spiral pipes.

Sunday, April 28

Motion Sensors; Belt Loaders; Pheasant Breeding

Season 23 • Episode 1

Motion sensors; belt loaders; pheasant breeding; diving helmets.

Sunday, April 28

Ropes; Billiard Tables; Sailboards; Cymbals

Season 6 • Episode 3

Ropes; billiard tables; sailboards; cymbals.

Sunday, April 28

Seatbelts; Windows; Wax Figurines; Hot Air Balloons

Season 6 • Episode 4

Seatbelts; wax figures; hot air balloons.

Sunday, April 28

Air Filters; Billiard Cues; Ice Sculptures; Suits

Season 6 • Episode 5

Air filters; billiard cues; ice sculptures; suits.

Sunday, April 28

Escalator Handrails; Highlighter Pens; Guitar Strings

Season 6 • Episode 6

Escalator handrails; highlighters; guitar strings; wigs.

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