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Examining the Science Behind NASCAR Engines, Apple Pie and 3-D Printers

Jun 14, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A series premiering this month goes inside U.S. factories to see how a wide range of products are made. The series is a new installment of Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” franchise.

“How It’s Made: American Made” premieres Thursday, June 22, with a baseball edition. The series is scheduled to run 10 episodes.

The half-hour premiere, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will be followed by the season premiere of “How It’s Made” at 9:30 p.m.

Here are the details in the Science Channel announcement:

The premiere episode of HOW IT’S MADE: AMERICAN MADE – BASEBALL EDITION puts the focus on America’s Pastime, including a wrist watch that contains wood from the original 1923 Yankee Stadium. Also featured are baseball gloves, scoreboards, hot dogs, and baseball bats.

This season’s episodes of HOW IT’S MADE will look at products including skateboard wheels, bicycles, foosball tables, office chairs and more.

Other HOW IT’S MADE: AMERICAN MADE episodes include:

HOW IT’S MADE: AMERICAN MADE – NOSTALGIA EDITION premieres June 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Highlighting products related to American nostalgia, this episode features bowling balls, barber poles, miniature train cars, jukeboxes and grandfather clocks.

HOW IT’S MADE: AMERICAN MADE – RACE CAR EDITION premieres July 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Looking at Fast Cars, this episode features dragsters, racing wheels, race car oil tanks, NASCAR engines, and NASCAR car bodies.

HOW IT’S MADE: AMERICAN MADE – MUSIC EDITION premieres July 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Music episode that looks at marimba, clarinets, trumpets, banjos, and hand bells.

HOW IT’S MADE: AMERICAN MADE – TOP FIVE DESSERTS premieres July 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Satisfying episode featuring deserts: chocolate chip cookies, whoopie pies, apple pie, toaster pastries, and cheesecake.

HOW IT’S MADE: AMERICAN MADE – TOP FIVE ELECTRONICS premieres July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Electronics are the focus as it looks at commercial drones, 3-D printers, Tube power amplifiers, solid state drives, and flexible circuit boards.

“How It’s Made” is produced for Science Channel by Productions Maj. For Productions Maj, the executive producer is Jean-Marc St-Pierre. For Science Channel, Kyle McCabe is executive producer.

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