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To Rigid Specifications: Porsche's Behind-the-scenes Looks at the 356, 911 and 928 Production Processes

Posted January 18, 2021 10:25 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: porsche porsche 911

There's a certain satisfaction to watching machines operate, but it also becomes monotonous. The same operations, over and over, to the same tolerances - of course machines can do that.

People, on the other hand, introduce a level of variability, even when they're tasked with mass producing Porsche 356s, 911s, and 928s, as we see in the following videos. Sure, they're expected to meet a certain level of precision, but you also see them swinging hammers, hand-assembling race engines, and welding together unibodies. Yes, the amount of automation increases from video to video, but we still see plenty of craftsmanship and even the occasional glimpse of personality.

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