Date of activity: August 7th 2014
Today, we were allowed by the JUKI group to tour their facilities. Mainly, they demonstrated how their signature industrial and home model sewing machines worked. It was quite amazing to see all of the ingenuity behind machinery that mostly sits in the back of people’s houses. However, we were given the opportunity to see them in action. Some of us used the machines to sew buttons and others fixed some holes or sewed sturdy stitches. This all paled in comparison to the machine that sewed an entire suit pocket or a suit front all in about a second! This is work, that when done by a human instead of the machine, would require at least half an hour. But this machine did it with care and very fast. It was a surprise to see that the same technology that is used in the big automatic sewing machines was also used to mount chips and other parts onto circuit boards. All in all I learned a lot today and it was a lot of fun!