The Resource Inside a factory, 7, Brompton Bicycle, (online streaming)

Inside a factory, 7, Brompton Bicycle, (online streaming)

Label
Inside a factory, 7, Brompton Bicycle
Title
Inside a factory
Title number
7
Title part
Brompton Bicycle
Title variation
Brompton Bicycle
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Brompton is no ordinary bike. You ride it - you fold it up. Not so much a product - more a cult - and it's made in Britain! This is the story of how they make it - and why they're changing to a different approach to production. Design: The Brompton bike was the brainchild of ex-landscape gardener Andrew Ritchie. He failed to interest the big bicycle companies in the idea and set up his own company. The secret of the Brompton's success lies in its iconic design. They design not just the bike itself but also the tools they make it with. And they make the Brompton not in China or Taiwan, where most bikes are made, but in London - an essential element in its "hand-built" image. Making it: Manufacturing starts in the engineering department. The vital parts of the bike are put together employing the skilful craft of the brazer - a process of soldering which, they claim, provides a better effect than welding. But the bike's not ALL hand-built - their technology includes a CNC machine, controlled by a CAD file, which produces the hinges to the designer's specifications. Quality is vital - Brompton's quality control department takes one in 50 of their frame parts at random and checks for problems. Types of production: Currently Brompton uses batch production but now plans to move to something nearer to continuous flow - machines being used to do just one job, workers working in specialist cells and turning out more bikes more quickly. And not only are they gearing up to make more, but they're also going in for a bit of marketing. Can Brompton ring the changes and retain their hand-built image?
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by TV Choice in 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brompton Bicycle
  • Bicycle industry
  • Factories
  • Great Britain
Technique
live action
Label
Inside a factory, 7, Brompton Bicycle, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1065017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 25 min., 55 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1065017
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956892785
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Inside a factory, 7, Brompton Bicycle, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1065017
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 25 min., 55 sec.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1065017
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956892785
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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