From beginning to end, a visual tour of the Blu-ray manufacturing process.
The Australian website News.com.au posted a fantastic gallery detailing the inner workings of Sony’s Blu-ray disc factory. The photo journal takes a trip through the factory as a future disc would, starting as a handful of polycarbonate granules.
Much of the process is automated, with only a few technicians overseeing the process. Perhaps most surprising though is the amount of precautions engineers must go through to ensure cleanliness of the plant. Going first through a chamber which blows loose dust off of their clothing, they then don full jumpsuits which cover everything but their faces and hands. Even the shoes the technicians are seen wearing in the plant are provided, and are not to be worn, or taken outside the plant. The photos, taken by Charlie Brewer can be viewed at News.com.au