How Tires are made

This new video shows the many steps in making a car tire from scratch:
o CAR TYRES | How It's Made (December 27, 2019), by Discovery UK
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The rubber sheets are shown being made here:
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The polyester sheets are shown here:
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The cotton threads are shown here:
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The steel cables to make the bead are shown here:
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The skeleton bead hoops & inner tube & corded ply are assembled here:
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That completes the inner part, or skeleton, of the tire:
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Separately, strips of rubber embedded with steel cord on a drum:
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Rubber ply strips are added to those first layers of rubber:
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The tread rubber is applied to the strips of rubber made above:
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Then the separate skeleton & tread sections are assembled into one:
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The result is a "green tire", uncured and without a tread pattern:
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Now it's molded, baked, and shaped into a vulcanized branded tire:
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The tire is tested for uniformity (red & yellow dots are placed):
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Here is a relatively recent Michelin Shill from October 2019:
o HOW A MICHELIN MOTORSPORT TYRE IS MADE. Inside the factory.
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has a good narrated sequence of the steps needed to make the tires.
This animated video is from the US Tire Manufacturers Association:
o How Tires Are Made, by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
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's more flow-chart'ish diagramatically sequenced.
This is a Continental Tires video on how they make tires:
o How Tyres are Made, by Continental Tyres TV
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An older, less detailed video is this from Michelin Tires:
o How it's made: Michelin Tires, my Malik H, October 31, 2016
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it's more marketing and a bit less how tires are made;
but they go into testing of the tires in more detail than do the others.
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Here's another (even older) Michelin video on how tires are made:
o Michelin's Video on How Tires Are Made, March 7, 2011, by crashforensics
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Any other good videos on how automotive tires are made?
Reply to
Arlen Holder
AH:
Thanks for taking the time to index that fine tire doc! Your patience and grasp of syntax serve you well. It will soon find a home on my screens! :)
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thekmanrocks

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