For anyone who is not yet aware...
The show "How it's made" on the Discovery Channel is a great source for manufacturing know-how...top notch.
From time to time, I've notice some companies taking the long way to get certain things done. But for the most part, the show is a wealth of answers to mfg questions.
I myself watch it for the theme music. I can just sit there...and I'm in the zone. And, for those of you still looking for something to do ever since Bob Ross the Painter died, this is your answer.