Sunday, December 27, 2009

Manufacturing the World Cup Ball

I've seen the manufacturing process behind cars, PCs and large mainframes and I think the making of something as simple as a football (soccer for my American readers) takes the cake.  The most surprising to me is the level of touch or people that is required to make the ball. Also the level of material waste.  Watch at :57 seconds when the triangular shape is cut from the large white square of material.  It looks like there is enough material left to make another cut.  But then again, Adidas charges $150 for the ball, so I guess we are buying those scraps after all.

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