Watch How Automotive Springs Are Made in This Video

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
watch how automotive springs are made in this video

Interpretive dance isn’t for everyone, but we can all appreciate the efficient, graceful and damn near artistic manner in which automotive parts are made.

Coil springs already look fun, but after viewing this video of a spring being made for the now-defunct Toyota FJ Cruiser, you’re liable to quit that paper-pushing day job for a shot at doing what this guy does.

Hot, scorching stuff.

Every aspect of a new vehicle is designed via a computer, but men and women still need to make steel glow to create the parts. Presumably, even the self-driving vehicles that will carry us to pre-selected, government-approved destinations in our collective dystopian future will enjoy such hardware.

The future is terrifying, but springs are a joy.

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  • Indi500fan Indi500fan on Oct 27, 2016

    Gotta love the Japanese version "do rag"

  • Mikey Mikey on Oct 27, 2016

    Agreed ...... No way is that even close to a modern operation. I see numerous safety violations.. No hard hat, or hearing protection. As others have mentioned ...too slow.

  • Zackman Zackman on Oct 28, 2016

    I wonder if that factory is air-conditioned? Sure would be awfully hot in summer!

  • NeilM NeilM on Oct 30, 2016

    Seem likely that this video is at a supplier. First, car manufacturers don't make their own springs (or shocks, or strut bearings, or bushings, etc.). Second, a Toyota worker would wear an overall with the company name/logo on it. Third, you can see pallet loads of springs wrapped for shipping, so at the very least they're going to another location or company.