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Lennon
02-01-2004, 04:14 PM
Heres a 22 minute video, (that you can't save target as, you must stream) on how an E46 is made from raw metals.. thing is, its all in German, so for those of you who can understand it, congrats, to those of you who cannot (like myself) watch all the fancy machines in work.... enjoy.

http://62.146.11.2/bmw/werke2926/manufaktur_gesamt_2934_300.wmv

Understated
02-01-2004, 04:24 PM
lol ig ot kinda bored in the begining so i skipped to where the frame was already made :D

Trix0r
02-01-2004, 04:50 PM
Very good video, thanks for posting it.

I just think its crazy how much they rely on the machines. I mean, there is so much room for error if the car is say an inch off target.

And the thing that surprised me was that the machine arm put the spare tire in, instead of it being placed by hand. I mean, how hard can it be to put a spare tire in the spare well.

Mitch555
02-01-2004, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by Lennon
Heres a 22 minute video, (that you can't save target as, you must stream) on how an E46 is made from raw metals.. thing is, its all in German, so for those of you who can understand it, congrats, to those of you who cannot (like myself) watch all the fancy machines in work.... enjoy.

http://62.146.11.2/bmw/werke2926/manufaktur_gesamt_2934_300.wmv

Nice Find! *th-up*

BMWF1
02-01-2004, 06:09 PM
that is so sweet, sure you can save the file, just go get WM Recorder its a utility that plugs in with wmp (windows media player) that allows you to record any type of streaming video *th-up*

NorthRyder
02-01-2004, 06:56 PM
what did they dip the cars in???

BMWF1
02-01-2004, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by NorthRyder
what did they dip the cars in???

I would assume that is painting primer so it doesn't flake off the metal

Gianpaolo_E46
02-01-2004, 08:16 PM
nice video...lol i wanna be the guy who pumps gas into the finished cars

app
02-01-2004, 08:40 PM
Nice video!

SickFinga
02-01-2004, 11:03 PM
i think they dip it into the acid

and humans got more chances of making an error than a machine.

Simby
02-01-2004, 11:29 PM
Is the movie a slide show of pictures or an actual movie? Mine's a slide show with a guy talking.

Soldo
02-01-2004, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by Trix0r
Very good video, thanks for posting it.

I just think its crazy how much they rely on the machines. I mean, there is so much room for error if the car is say an inch off target.

And the thing that surprised me was that the machine arm put the spare tire in, instead of it being placed by hand. I mean, how hard can it be to put a spare tire in the spare well.
Thats very true, but i think humans would take much longer to put a spare tire in, and since time is money, i'm sure it was cheaper to put the spare tire as a part of te assembly line!

Lennon
02-01-2004, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Simby
Is the movie a slide show of pictures or an actual movie? Mine's a slide show with a guy talking.

Simby, its a 22 minute film on it, not a slide show. *th-up*

Simby
02-02-2004, 12:03 AM
doh! my ADSL is usually fast. anyone save this file and would be willing to send it to me?? thanks in advance!

Lennon
02-02-2004, 12:25 AM
Simby, msn me.... len_gellatly@hotmail.com

burnhard88
02-02-2004, 02:53 AM
just curious... how do you host the videos??? where can you find servers to host em???

Hardcore328is
02-02-2004, 07:38 PM
Thats a nice video... Did u guys see all those BMW motors just sitting ont the shelfs:eek: .... How many M morots do you think there are on those shelf?

NICE VIDEO*th-up*

e30-323ti
02-02-2004, 08:39 PM
Mine played it like a slide show too.
Must be a slow connection??
Was playing at 162kbps.

thinair
02-02-2004, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Trix0r
And the thing that surprised me was that the machine arm put the spare tire in, instead of it being placed by hand. I mean, how hard can it be to put a spare tire in the spare well.

Well, think of it this way. You buy the machine to put the spare tire in, all you do is maintain it, and feed electricity to it for the rest of it's life. With a human, you have to constantly pay wages. After a year of use it probably only costs like $5 an hour to run that machine versus like $15 for a person. Plus people make mistakes and such.

Now, think of it this way. No, it's not hard to put in a spare tire, once. Now try lifting a large 30lbs object and lowering it into a tight spot 500 times a day, 5 days a week. Your chiropractor would love you.

BMWF1
02-04-2004, 02:36 AM
Who wants this on DVD....sellin copies for 20 bucks, anyone?