How to Build showcases three current British engineering projects, all featuring highly skilled and dedicated individuals using technology to create incredible products.
The series looks at the design and manufacturing of a superjumbo wing, supercar and telecommunications satellite. Gaining unprecedented access to the people and organisations behind these phenomena, the program features highly skilled engineers building some of the most complicated machines at the heart of UK industries.
The three-part series uses computer graphics to strip these complex products back to their core features, before layering in the detail to build up a picture of how each works.
Episode 1 - Super Jumbo Wing
The series starts at two Airbus UK factories responsible for the design and manufacture of the Superjumbo wings; Filton, near Bristol, where Concorde was manufactured, and Broughton in North Wales, one of Europe’s biggest factories.
Episode 2: Super Car
This episode goes inside the futuristic glass and steel McLaren factory, built in the Surrey countryside, to explore how a combination of Formula 1 technology, a multi-million pound investment and five years of research and design can create a new supercar.
Episode 3: A Satellite
Finally, engineers working for Astrium in Stevenage and Portsmouth will show how they design, construct and test major components of a telecommunications satellite, which when fired into orbit, will need to survive extreme temperatures and fast moving space debris.
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