Automatic Ticket Gates / Tool Setters

Japan's Top Inventions

28m 00s
Broadcast on January 28, 2023 Available until October 7, 2024

The fascinating stories and secrets behind hit Japanese products, plus parts and machines that boast the top share of niche markets. In the first half: the story behind automatic ticket gates, developed by a Japanese company in the 1960s and installed at train stations throughout Japan. In the second half: tool setters that can accurately measure the length of drill bits for precision machining to within one thousandth of a millimeter.

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