Decay and Demolition Inside a Dying Cement Factory

The first cement factory in Hungary has reached its sorry end. The monstrous industrial complex of Lábatlan was established by Balázs Konkoly-Thege on the right bank of river Danube in 1868, and in the very beginning, Roman cement was made here in a wood-fueled 16 chamber furnace. Today, the factory is a lovely… » 1/16/15 9:00am 1/16/15 9:00am

A Rare Look Deep Inside an Old-Fashioned Hydroelectric Power Plant

As a longtime fan of industrial aesthetics, I always look for the chance to get inside any building where roaring machines, buzzing wires, crackling pipe, and chaotic control rooms sit waiting to be explored and photographed—like this 99-year-old Art Deco power plant or this 70-year-old Bauhaus sewage pumping building. » 1/08/15 9:00am 1/08/15 9:00am

Watching this machine punching through metal = Total satisfaction

Behold the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020! I don't know if the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 is the best. I don't know how much the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020 costs. Hell, I don't know anything about the TRUMPF TruPunch 2020. Except watching it in action is a surprising source of inner satisfaction. Also, trumpf should be a verb. » 12/18/14 11:07pm 12/18/14 11:07pm

Watch the Surprisingly Creepy Process of Making Blood Red Paper

You've got your remote cabins in the woods; your freaky laboratories; your Saw-like cellars; but the best setting for a horror movie just might be a 130-year-old paper manufacturing plant in London. This short vid shows a shadowed, moody take on how G. F. Smith produces sheets in a single hue in its Colorplan line.… » 7/29/14 1:41pm 7/29/14 1:41pm

Metal milling machine video will put anyone into a hypnotic trance

Watch the CTX gamma 2000 TC—a computer-controlled metal milling machine with 4,000 Newton meters of torque. It's pure metal porn eye candy, so deeply hypnotic that will put you into a trance state. » 6/25/14 1:00am 6/25/14 1:00am

Watch GE Gleefully and Awesomely Destroy Dozens of Random Objects

Remember General Electric's incredible cadre of machines that exist solely to destroy things? Well, they've been using them to destroy things like teapots and baseballs and watches just for fun—and the resulting videos are amazing. » 4/24/14 4:00pm 4/24/14 4:00pm

Inside Budapest's Forgotten Temple of Sewage

Here at Gizmodo, we're obsessed with beautiful old factories, captivating control rooms and fascinating scientific machinery. (Yes, that's me.) A few weeks ago, I showed you the 99-year-old Kelenföld Power Plant, one of most beautiful industrial places on earth. This time, I'd like to show you another industrial… » 9/11/13 10:00am 9/11/13 10:00am

Reinforce Your Wardrobe With a Industrial-Strength Rebar Hanger

Is all your bad-ass clothing just too much for those flimsy, plastic, run-of-the-mill hangers. Do your pants or shirts, weighted as they are with pounds of pure awesomeness, need something more structurally sound to keep them in order? The "Man Hanger" suits your very strange needs. » 2/28/13 6:40pm 2/28/13 6:40pm

The Future of Urbanization Looks Mesmerizingly Bleak

As more and more ozone depleting humans start crowding together, we're going to eventually stain the entire world with concrete streets and flickering street lights. Mountains are going to glow like man-made volcanoes, rivers are going to become brown sludge and new urban cities will be carved into whatever is left of… » 2/20/13 8:00pm 2/20/13 8:00pm

Going Inside the DayGlo Factory Is a Mind Bending Colorful Trip

Byte Size Science took a tour inside the DayGlo Pigment Plant to show how DayGlo makes all of its fluorescent colors. It's pretty fascinating—the color becomes taffy textured and then solidified by cooling and then ground up to be like sand and then ground up again to be between 3-5 microns in diamater. And it's so… » 1/09/13 9:00pm 1/09/13 9:00pm

This Self-Teaching Battery Sifter Sorts Cells Solely by Sight

Nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion batteries can't simply be thrown away—their dangerous heavy metal contents could leak and contaminate the environment. Problem is, batteries have to be sorted by size and type before being recycled, which is both labor-intensive and time-consuming. Luckily, this high-speed battery… » 12/21/12 11:30am 12/21/12 11:30am

The Timing Chain Clock Makes Me Want to Live in a Factory

For those obsessed with all things industrial, the Timing Chain clock is a piece made for you. Just look at it, the thing looks like it was plucked from an Upton Sinclair-era factory machine and adorned with time markers. » 10/03/11 10:03am 10/03/11 10:03am

Home Button Stickers Bring Teen-Inspired Bling To Your iPhone

Not even the home button is safe from gaudy stickers that cheapen the sleek industrial design of the iPhone. Unless you are teenaged girl, then these stick-ons are the best thing that ever happened to you in your whole entire life. » 7/06/11 12:11am 7/06/11 12:11am

A Crusher That Could Pulverize The World's Largest Meteorite to Pebbles…

The US produces about 26 million tons of industrial sand every year—and it's not like it's just getting scooped off the beaches. It's pulverized from larger rocks in massive crushers, like this one. » 6/08/11 5:00pm 6/08/11 5:00pm

Soviet Safety Posters Were Terrifying and Slightly Hilarious

Working in any hazardous factory isn't a treat, but at least you aren't met with these horrifying posters, which make it seem like you could be impaled or electrocuted at any moment. That hair-in-drill one looks like it REALLY HURTS. » 2/02/11 10:00am 2/02/11 10:00am

A Dock As Magical As Your Latest Apple Product


Not many accessories beat Apple at its own game, but this one would. The Wireless Streaming Music Centre concept makes your iPod seemingly levitate while it streams music through beautifully designed speakers. » 8/02/10 10:40pm 8/02/10 10:40pm

How God Makes Cheetos

"Gobs of cornmeal are fed into an extruder , which rubs the meal between two metal plates. The friction melts the starch in the corn and causes the moisture to heat up... » 5/25/10 10:20am 5/25/10 10:20am

The Other Side of Toy Fair: The Lead Contamination Scanners

Nestled amongst the scores of stuffed, cuddly and friendly playthings here was another, somewhat unexpected toy. Behold, the safety booths and x-ray-powered spot lead contamination detectors of Toy Fair 2009. » 2/17/09 2:40pm 2/17/09 2:40pm

Monster Japanese Factories Are the Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Bouncing Red Ball has a factory fetish and I can't blame him/her/futanari/tentacle monster. Shot at night, these monsters are spectacular. God only knows what they make in them. » 2/10/09 7:19am 2/10/09 7:19am

Lightpipes Give Any Room That Cool, Radioactive Industrial Plant Look

Looking for a new design element to tie a room together? Ever thought about spicing things up with a theme? These Lightpipes will give any space that swanky post-meltdown Chernobyl look that is so popular with all of the interior designers these days. And the best part is that no installation is required-just set it… » 6/19/08 7:00pm 6/19/08 7:00pm