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Video: The making of a record isn't exactly a big mystery but there's still a bit of old magic in seeing music get put to wax in a factory where the metal gets etched and the vinyl gets stamped out. Super Deluxe took its stoned mode camera into one of these vinyl stamping factories and recorded all the good stuff. Sometimes it looks like they're making Captain America's shield and other times it looks like they're mixing paint dye, but they're all steps into giving the world better sounding music.

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Video: Of all the objects you use on a daily basis, you've probably never stopped to wonder how plastic drinking straws came to be. But if you like complicated machines that are simultaneously extruding, cutting and sorting, you'll be more than satisfied with the high-speed process behind making two-toned plastic drinking straws.

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Video: Bollman Hat Company, located in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, is America's oldest hat factory. It first opened in 1868 and its machines are decades old and that all makes for a fascinating place with so much history. It's really cool to see how the machines work since they all have their own specific tasks and weird way of accomplishing them. Hypebeast took a tour of the factory, which you can watch below.

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The Korea Herald reports that two workers have died and four been injured during a nitrogen leak at an LG Display factory in the South Korean city of Paju. The incident occurred while the workers carried out regular repairs on the ninth floor of the factory, which sits 40km north of Seoul.

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When you walk into the Shapeways headquarters in a sprawling New York City warehouse building, it doesn't feel like a factory. It's something different, somehow unforgettable, inevitably new. As it should be. This is one of the world's first full service 3D-printing factories, and it's not like any factory I've ever seen.

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My, my, my how the tables have turned. The past few years have seen countless human jobs filled with our less-whiny robot counterparts. But it turns out that, at least for Toyota, the pros of total automation haven't outweighed the cons. Meaning human factory workers are back in business.

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America's industrial revolution was woven on looms and spun on spools, but it's been decades since the textile industry began declining. Chis Payne, an architect-turned-photographer, began shooting US textile factories in 2010. He's kept it up, too, amassing a visual diary of a changing industry.

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Robots have ruled industrial production for decades in many fields, from the auto industry to food processing and consumer electronics. The Singularity isn't here yet — but in the world of manufacturing, it's been knocking on the door for years.