Hydraulic press vs. carbon fiber yields interesting results


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/25/hydraulic-press-vs-carbon-fib.html


Firstly, I hope someone else is paying for those crushed materials–I have to expect that carbon fiber pieces haven’t quite yet come down in cost to the point that we can destroy them for the simple pleasure therein.

Beyond that, I’d like to know how much weight some of those pieces were engineered to withstand. (Didn’t the narrator say one of the tubes was an F-1 driveshaft?)

As for crushing the first tube perpendicular to the column…c’mon. Not hard to see what was going to happen in that instance.


I had to go put on a respirator before watching the second half of the video.


From what I could make out they were donated by a manufacturer.


Not an engineer, but I would think a drive shaft doesn’t undergo much compression—more torsion and tension, which carbon fiber takes like a champ.


The cheese is mine!


And I hope there isn’t a computer anywhere near that thing.


I’m waiting for him to crush a smaller hydraulic press in his hydraulic press.


Yo dawg.


When did the Swedish Chef get a hydraulic press?


Naw, he just keeps crushing the carbon fiber until he gets diamonds - pays for itself.


He did crush a hydraulic jack in his hydraulic press last week or so😀.


Needs something to use as a garlic press.


Are carbon fibres dangerous to the respiratory system? I got the heeby jeebies watching it (asbestos is still a big problem here) but I have no idea what the risk level is.

On the one hand: organic material … maybe the body deals with it no problem

On the other hand: inhaled fibres … aieeeeeeee!


I’m waiting for him to crush a smaller hydraulic press in his hydraulic press.

Here it is:


I can die happy now.



I so need to sample “OoooooOOOH! What the Fock!?!”

Best sound bite of the year!


That isn’t just a press crushing a press! That’s a press crushing a press crushing a press crushing a press!


And here I thought he was up to lutefisk panninis.