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Inside a Chinese Factory Machines Market & Giveaway Winners!


Wow. I want to know what
that machine does. Oh, it’s for– [MUSIC PLAYING] Today we are back in Yiwu at
the International Production Materials Market. I’ve also been to
this place before, but it’s been a couple of years. And I wanted to come here
again because it’s amazing. I’m here with Colin
[INAUDIBLE] again. Hey. How are you doing? Also is a huge fan of markets. Yeah. But this is definitely a kind
of market you’ve never been to. No. Definitely not. This place has all sorts
of industrial equipment. So this is where
the factories that make the stuff we saw
in the previous video come to get their equipment. Oh, really? Right. So we’ve got injection
molding sheets, definitely want to get that up. Ribbon looms is really cool. This is like making
ropes and woven nylon like this kind of stuff. Let’s head inside. So are we on floor two? Is that what that means? Yeah. We’re on floor two. OK. All right. Cool. This is where we want to be. Hey, Scotty. Your camera. Oh, shit. OK. It sped up. I didn’t expect it to speed up. Do you know what
these guys sell? No. See if you can figure it out. I know what it is. But come down here. There’s some samples
closer to the door. Oh. Fish tank coral. No. There’s a sign on the
wall that might help. PVC? Anti-lock brakes? It’s plastic. It’s plastic for
injection molds. So yeah, this is– I don’t know specifically
what plastic this is, but these are like
pellets that would go into the feeder in an
injection molding machine. And these are all the
different kinds of plastic that this particular
supplier has. So that’s crazy. So like if you have the mold,
you throw all that in there and it kind of like
melts together? Yeah. Oh, that’s pretty cool. That’s pretty cool. Yeah. Do you want to go see the
machines that do this? Yeah. Let’s do it. Yeah. OK. Here we go. So this right here is an
injection molding machine. Oh, cool. Right. So I think the plastic
goes in the hopper there. So that plastic we
just saw, right? Yeah. Let’s see. And then your mold goes in here. Right? So it bolts on. This is super greasy. So it bolts onto all these
different fixtures here. Right? And that’s what’s custom
made for your part, right. Right. And then yeah, this
thing comes together. There’s a ton of
heat and pressure, and it basically just squirts
plastic into your mold. Right? And then these things
come back apart, your part pops out, you
pull it out, do it again. I want to know what
that machine does. Oh. It’s for plastic bottles– –for blowing. Yeah. It’s a blow molder. It’s cool. So it’s for doing blow molding. So you start with a very
small, very thick-walled plastic bottle
that’s like this big. And you stick it in
there and it heats it up and it blows air into a mold. And then this is
injection molding. So this is PVC
injection molding. Yeah. And then this is [INAUDIBLE]. So this will make this. So this injection molder
will make the blanks, which look like this. And then you can
blow those to be- do you have the other machine? No. OK. Right. OK. So that’s the injection molder. And then you put it
in the blow molder and it will blow
it bigger, I think. That sound right? Yeah. OK. OK. OK. OK. Cool. Yeah. OK. OK. Bye-bye. But this is for doing like
a braid, like wire braid. So this is like a pretty heavy
duty wire for each thread for doing like the
shielding on cables. Yeah. And so these are
all spindles here and they spin and
they move along. So this spindle will
end up over there later and this spindle will
end up over there. How did people
come up with this? I don’t know. There’s a level of genius. It’s a level of
genius I don’t have. I’m not that
mechanically minded. So I can do the electric side
and the programming side. This is just like– each of these machines
is basically this, but they’ll do different weaves. And there are a different
number of threads and different sizes
and speeds and whatnot. So you can do everything
from metal shielding like this for cables to rope
for climbing and webbing and things like that. You used to be a firefighter
so you know about all that gear for climbing and stuff. Right? Right. So you have different strengths
and you have different weaves for different purposes. These are all the machines
that would do all that stuff. I wanted to point this out,
which is a two-layer machine. So it’s got two levels. And the bottom level is
doing the core of the rope and then this is
doing the sheath here. That make sense? Yeah. So like for a
climbing rope, you’ve got your core, which is like
where your real strength comes from, and then the sheet sort
of provides your protection from dirt and sand
and whatever else. And it weaves both
at the same time. Oh, yeah. OK. So I see what Colin
was saying here. There are some that are
turned on their side for doing really big stuff. Wow, this is massive. This is for doing
like overbraiding. So this is a big, thick rubber
cable here coming through. It comes through the center
of the core of the machine. This is already made and then
this is woven on top of it. So this looks like
it’s a nylon overweave. That is cool. That is really cool. And then here’s a
slightly smaller one doing metal overweave,
a metal shielding woven on top of a rubber cable here. That’s pretty amazing. There’s an entire
section that just sells these round weaving machines. I guess they’re
called ankle looms. Might be right? That’s what the
section says anyway. So this here– I think we’ve seen
a couple of booths like this that are mostly
just bins and shelves. Yeah. And I think this is when
you break your machine, this is who you talk
to for spare parts. Oh, cool. So it’s like the shop guy. Yeah, right. Yeah. I mean, this is like when you
need that one part for that one machine– That’s cool. –they’ve got it. If I worked anywhere,
I’d probably like to work here, to be honest. Yeah, probably. You’d probably talk
with most people. Right. Yeah. And you probably save
the most people’s day. Right. Exactly. Now we’re getting into
serious ribbon land here. Oh, these are zippers. Zipper machines? Is this like weaving the– what are these? OK. I think this might actually
be a legit zipper machine. It’s not actually clear, though. Yeah. It’s got a whole zipper on it. But it’s got– I don’t see what
it would have done. Yeah. It looks like a
tensioner or something. Coils the– I don’t know. Yeah. Maybe it’s just literally
that, it puts it on a reel. Oh, what’s this? This is like a zipper– oh, maybe this is it. Maybe this is the sewing
machine that does the zipper. Here? Oh, yeah. There it is. Yeah. There it is. OK. So that right there
is the plastic part of the zipper, the
teeth, and it’s sewing it onto the sides of the ribbon. So we’ve got one, two, three. Yeah. I think so. Yeah. I think so. That’s the first
machine for making the ribbons, that sews
the plastic teeth on, and then that coils it up. And we don’t know
what that one does. It’s like the total
opposite of the markets I’m used to going into. Everybody’s just like,
oh, come in, come in. Come check out my stuff. You can film, yes. Please. Please do film. I want you to film. Whereas hey, the other markets
it’s like got to be low key. Yeah. It’s really nice how
friendly everybody has been to us in here and
doesn’t care if we’re not super serious buyers. Yeah. These people are setting us up. Oh, OK. Yeah. Let’s see what’s in here. Yeah. Oh, hello. No, not TV. Just YouTube. YouTube? Yeah, YouTube. Do you speak English? A little. A little. What do you sell? Machines. Machines for what? For weaving felt, big felt. What is this machine here? This is for cutting. For cutting? Hole. Oh, for cutting holes. I see. OK. So show us here. So this has– Yes. For this hole. –for cutting out
these holes here. And so it’s got like a stamp? Yes. Oh, here. Right here. The stamps come down
and cut holes out. Why do you cut holes? You need to put this
curtain on the windows. Oh. On the windows. OK. Yes. For curtains. Yes. Ah. For curtains. OK. Yeah. And then you have
lots of parts here it looks like, many
parts for the factories. Weaving. Machine. Yeah. For when they break
their machine. Yes. Then they come and
buy parts from you. Yes. Who do you sell to, mostly
factories here around you or everywhere? Everywhere. Everywhere. The whole world? Yes. Do you have customers
from the USA? Maybe. Maybe some. But just some, just a little. Only a little. Yeah. More in the Middle
East and Europe. Yes. Yeah. Awesome. Well, thank you very much. It’s nice to talk to you. OK. What is your name? Vivian. Vivian. I’m Scotty. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. Yeah. Thank you for talking to me. [INAUDIBLE] Yeah. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you, too. Thank you, Vivian. OK. Bye-bye. If you want parts for
your weaving machines, go talk to Vivian. She’s a pretty nice lady. How did you even
find this place? Kind of randomly. So I came up two years ago
to check out the main markets that we showed in
the last video. And while I was here, I was
here for like three or four days and I was like,
what else can I see? There must be other markets here
other than that main market. And I randomly saw Industrial
Production Materials Market and I was like,
that sounds cool. That sounds like a strange
place with strange parts. Let’s go check that out. Yeah. This is literally strange parts. It really is. So we are in what, kitchen
appliances I guess. Yeah. Which is not all that
interesting, to be honest. I mean, this was supposed to
be like cutting and gauging materials. So I think the sign is
outdated on that one. So let’s go find a map here. I think we want to head
over to printing presses. OK. So we’ve got a long
walk ahead of us. All right. A really, really long walk. All right. Yeah. Let’s get on a move here. But it’s all indoors. I know. It’s true. It’s the same building. How many city blocks of
building do you think this is? It depends on how you count,
but at least 10 or 20. I would think so. Yeah. Yeah. That all the way over there is
the other end of the building, and we need to go over there. You know what that
machine’s making? This one right here? Yeah. I was going to say
face masks, but then I realized it’s probably
for the actual work on it. No, I think you’re right. So it actually starts back there
as a roll of regular fabric and comes through here. And then there’s some
sort of machine here that’s sort of hard
to walk in and see. But it’s folding and crimping
these into the face mask part. And so this is just heat
welded on the seams. It looks like it folds it, heat
welds on the seams, the logo and a number here– and that’s just
basically a heat stamp– drops here. And then come in here and
you’ve got the stretchy elastic which is coming out of a
bag over in the corner here. It goes through tensioning
pulleys like this. It gets heat welded on here. So these straps are actually
just heat welded onto here. It’s melted. Let me get a closeup of that. And then it comes
out the other side and it drops on
this conveyor belt and goes off for packaging. That’s pretty amazing. So the interesting thing
about these machines is they’re essentially custom
designed to do what they do. But they’re an erector set. They’re made out
of common parts. This is a bunch of pneumatics,
there’s a bunch of sensors. All of the pieces that
went into making this are standard across
pretty much every machine we’re seeing in here. But they were all put
together in a unique way to do just this particular
design of face mask production. I would love to play
with some of these parts and make my own machine. They seem actually pretty
straightforward to assemble and make my own
factory machines. I just don’t know what
to make, what product I would make the machine for. If you’ve got some ideas
for a machine I should make, leave it in the comments below. I’d love to love
to hear some ideas. All right. I am running out of
steam, but I think we have one more place
we want to go check out. Where is that? Which is I think we want to
go check the leather city out on the roof. Oh, yeah. We were talking about that. We wanted to see that. Right? Yeah. OK. All right. Let’s head up there. Let’s go find an elevator
or escalator or something. OK. Holy. It’s like a freaking
ghost town up here. It’s like urban exploration. This is a video on its own. So we’re on the fourth floor. There are proper roads here with
cars driving around in lines and– oh, let’s not get
run over on the roof. Yeah. So they sell all leather. So this is leather on rolls
like fake leather, I think. I don’t think any of it’s real. I think it’s all plastic. I feel like you guys
aren’t going to believe me that we’re standing on
the root because this doesn’t look anything like a
roof I’ve ever been on top of. But I swear to God, we went
up, what, two, three flights? I guess we started at two,
so we went up two flights, like major tall ceilings. Yeah. We’re standing on top of the
rest of where we’ve been today. Yeah. Inside, outside. Dirt piles and everything. There’s nobody down here. So we picked up
some rental bikes and we’ve just been riding
around the bottom floor here exploring, looking at
medical supplies, hospital beds, bedpans, nurses uniforms. And I think it’s about
time to call this a day. I’m worn out. That’s why we’re on bikes. I know. We were tired of walking. So I think it’s time
we go get some food. We skipped lunch to
walk around here, so go get some
dumplings or something or hit the night market. Yeah. But yeah. Thank you guys
for tagging along. This is an amazing market. Let me know if you’d like
to see any of the machines we saw today. If you want to see those
up and close and personal, like in full operation
at a factory, maybe we can hook that up. So let me know in the comments
if there’s a specific machine you want to see running. I’ll see what I can do. Until next time, I’m Scotty
with “Strange Parts.” That’s Colin of
[INAUDIBLE] Broadcast. Definitely go check
out his channel. He’s got some crazy market
adventures where he goes and bargains for all
sorts of fake clothing, fake shoes, electronics. It’s really good stuff. You guys will like him. Go check him out. Go subscribe to his channel. If you like my channel, you
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actually one more thing, and that’s that I need
to announce the winners of the recent giveaway. So first, the winner
of the PC that was donated by Linus
from “Linus Tech Tips” from our video of walking
around the [INAUDIBLE] electronic markets together
is Hunter Nederman from Texas. And the runners-up that win
the framed headphone jack from my iPhone headphone
jack video signed by me are Sadiq al Anas from the
Netherlands and Spike Phoenix from London. Congratulations to
all three of you guys. I hope you enjoy it. If you entered and you didn’t
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you guys to see it. Stay tuned. I’ll see you next time.

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100 thoughts on “Inside a Chinese Factory Machines Market & Giveaway Winners!

  1. Who does thumbs down are the dealers that dont want other people want to know about that place lol

  2. I did some work with the students of the Trade school i attended, when i was taught most of the equipment jobs were hands on training of assembly of some floor model machines, such as automatic silkscreen machine, Lithographic press and ink machine. Loved learning that and being able to construct the machine with the class. Just like they would have done when getting parts shipped in from india and chine in the 60's and earlier

  3. I heard China has the biggest mall in the world would you care to go there plz, and also you should come to South Africa sometime it would be really nice.

  4. I'd love to see something like the RongFu factory, where metal milling machines are made. Cast iron, machining, assembly and testing. I wonder where Harbor Freight gets its stuff. Beam us there, Scotty. P.S: That music was downright satanic; playing backwards and making you feel just…wrong. LOL

  5. These two market videos with Collin have actually been my favourites.
    Collin at most points of having machines explained to him just has a look of 'I smoked far too much before coming here' on his face lol.

  6. How is it to visit these markets without talking any chinese. Do they try to talk and know a little english ? And have you any info if the prices are negotiable or do they usually tell the "real" price and moq. Awesome video and really wold love to see another/more in depth if you decide to make another.

  7. At 14:08 Scotty mentioned, you actually can buy parts and build your own newly designed machine. Lego land for machine masters.

  8. Hi Scottt, big fan. The weaving machines are called Braiding Machines. The braid the fibre over the rubber hoses which gives them strength

  9. Don't underestimate kitchen tools buddy. I'm a chef but also tech enthusiast. The industrial cooking equipment can be pretty cool. Wouldn't mi d if you went through that section some time. 😁

  10. If you every go back please show used some Tech stuff please! Like computer parts and the newes, stuff that will come out in 2020. Love all your videos.

  11. I wish there was a market like that here in America just to see all of he interesting machinery. The closest that I've ever experienced is the industrial trade shows in Detroit but they were tiny compared to the market in the video.

  12. very late, but you should look into making a machine that makes a phone case! it would be relevant, and you could find a way to make a unique design

  13. haha you did a "Like" count but you also said "Right?" just as many times! xD but that's a silly little trivial thing because these videos are friggen amazing! I'm loving these huge Wholesale distribution centers!

  14. @Strange Parts 14:05

    How about making PCB boards? Something electronics related, but thinking of your type of content, you could probably create something to make plastic-based PCB boards with copper traces and such… would just need something to make the plastic base, cut to shape, then apply copper to it… plus you have the contacts for learning more and finding the materials.

  15. Hello strange parts ;D new on your channel. Good channel. i´m from sweden ;D I shuld be nice if you try to buy a 3Dprinter in china (Y)

  16. I came to Yiwu to look around wholesale market but I'm definitely checking out this place tomorrow. Thanks a lot! Keep up the good work

  17. Now that's something I would never have anticipated. A factory mall. Very cool. I'd get a job with one of them so I could explore daily.

  18. They look friendly, and the people selling the machines are. But there are many where if you have something manufactured, they will steal your IP. The last company I worked for we got cases injection molded for a product of ours. Cases that were given a unique organic design by an expensive industrial designer. Get the company to injection mould for us. A week later we see the same type of product in OUR case design listed on Aliexpress. It happens constantly and is a huge problem that the Chinese industry needs to address. It happens a lot in the Western world, too of course, but in China it is rampant.

  19. Whatever machine you decide to create it should be a Rube Goldberg style machine. That would be really strange! Have you ever been to Hardware City in YongKang? its awesome!

  20. this market is called Futien .the largest wholesale market on the planet
    Earth. Here buy wholesale from all countries of this world

  21. I like the part that the lady doesn't understand a single word you are saying but still keeps responding like "right, right, right".

  22. I don't know who the second guy is, but he seemed not interested. I would be like super exited to be there.

  23. where do the get food if they work in the centre of the market? Probably just bring their own I imagine, but no food court?
    There never seem to be that many customers, how do they make a living?

  24. Just want to say, how you guys thrive there as compare to SerpentZA who only find Chinese people trying to harm him. Really strange!!!

  25. I make wire mesh and would love to see if they have any decent weaving machines in china. The best ones are usually from Japan and Germany.

  26. Careful Chinese friends. These are American spys, who do not want to buy.
    They are just spying out, where their trade war tariffs hurt you most.

  27. I’m with you Scotty, I love factory tours. I’ve only been to one, a glass making factory and it was really cool. I’ve worked in three factories that made parts for aerospace. Love your videos.

  28. make a machine that prints out strange parts strange parts logo on different things.. or maybe etches it

  29. Hey can you try and check out a 3d printer filament production line maker? That would be super interesting!

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  31. I used to work for an injection molding company and it's neat to see the smaller scale machines. Everything we did was for coke bottles so very high production rates

  32. Great insight! So definitely easy ways for Africa and other less industrial worlds to get a good start with such help. I am looking for cheap industrial design firms or freelance Chinese industrial designers in the industrial/ manufacturing machinery space. Any Insights?

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