Advanced Materials Testing with Everyday Objects
For its new YouTube channel, GE's Global Research Center recently opened its laboratory doors to demonstrate its various advanced material testing procedures. Bur for a bit of fun, they put baseballs, toy cars, ceramic cups, and 37 other everyday objects into the their Micro Erosion, Forge, and Drop Weight testing machines. This compilation video shows all of their tests in a supercut, but each demo can also be viewed individually on this page. My favorite is the crushing of the rubber band ball under 100,000 pounds of pressure.