Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

After this tour over an optical medium factory in Kazakhstan you’ll have a perfectly clear idea how the DVDs we are so used to are produced.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

The process is fully automatic, the main engineer keeps an eye on it.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Optical discs are made of polycarbonate that comes in large bags.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Here they are – future DVDs.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

The granules first get into the drying machine.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

And then get heated till they become liquid mass.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Which gets crammed into a press-form with a stamper inside.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Stamper or matrix is a metal plate with precise information. This one is a movie which will be on a DVD in a while.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Under the temperature of 250 degrees liquid polycarbonate gets shaped into a disc. And the info on the matrix gets imprinted on it.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Workpieces with information get into a cooling machine.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Then they get covered with reflecting surface so that laser ray could read the info.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Half-finished production.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Laser test rejected one copy out of 40.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

After one lot has been produced it gets painted.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Room of temporary storage.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Preparing the covers.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Every DVD goes with a hologram.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

These women prepare DVD boxes with an unbelievable speed.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Wrapping the boxes with cellophane film.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

From this distribution center DVDs are delivered to the stores over Kazakhstan.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Checking the employees who have access to the intellectual property.

Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?

Have a nice DVD watching time!

via voxpopuli.kz

8 thoughts on “Do You Know How DVDs Are Made?”

  1. Fat Joe sells them at the bus stop over on Avenue J, he makes them himself. You would be amazed at what you can buy at a bus stop here.

  2. I think this is wrong. it’s microscopic pits on the shiny surface that contain the info as I know it- not the glass plate- and the data is written onto the disc by a DVD burner. It was those old vinyl records that had the data stamped onto them.

  3. If only there was such a thing as archival optical disk… with platinum reflecting surface, and super indestructible plastic glued with super glue.

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