Monday, March 29, 2010

A hammer -- yes, that low-tech tool -- helps mold noses of Japan's bullet trains

From the Washington Post...

"No objects in Japan embody sleek design and cutting-edge technology like the noses of bullet trains. Decades of computer-aided engineering have gone into those curvaceous snouts.

It is a shock, then, to learn that they are banged out -- one piece at a time -- with a hammer you can buy at the Home Depot."

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