Ever wonder how radiators are made?

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Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by timelessbeing » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:19 am

It's actually quite interesting.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayQWXlRDW_c[/youtube]

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Re: Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by astroturf » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:58 am

That may be how they used to be made...

But, Not one of the folks in that vid were Chinese.

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Re: Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by Smiliesafari » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:34 am

Do they even make copper radiators any more?
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Re: Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by astrozam » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:44 pm

Cool vid :cheers:

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Post by timelessbeing » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:09 am

astroturf wrote:There is a snake on yer avatars forehead
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Re: Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by doyoulikeithere » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:24 pm

Cool Video. Many Tanks, Lol...


I used to set up and run some of those Machines I saw.
A CNC Turrett press - like at 2:22 , 2:37.
Non CNC punches like at around 4:00.
We werent making Rads, but these presses are used in all sorts of mass production.
We made Natural Gas Fireplaces, and wood burning stoves.

I think they do basically the same process now, but with Aluminium, and, In China.
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Re: Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by sfeaver » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:32 pm

SpectraPremium still makes rads and condensors in Canada.

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Re: Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by timelessbeing » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:13 am

sfeaver wrote:SpectraPremium still makes rads and condensors in Canada.
Sweet. And they make plenty of parts for our vans. Check out their catalog: http://ecat.spectrapremium.com/
The trick is going to be finding retail outlets that carry it.

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Re: Ever wonder how radiators are made?

Post by ihatemybike » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:24 am

Wish I could get one made like that for my wife's Jeep. Stupid plastic tanks.
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