When Henry Ford started building the Model T on an assembly line, he didn't just revolutionize the fledgling automobile industry--he changed the world.
Few breakthroughs have had as significant and lasting an impact as the development of the modern assembly line. ASSEMBLY LINE visits the factory floor for an up-close look at how a modern production line functions, and traces the engineering breakthroughs and world events that helped shape it. Archival footage shows how far we have come from Henry Ford's seminal line, and four generations of assembly line workers reflect on the way their work--and the world--has been changed by the evolution of automated manufacturing methods.
A 50 minute documentary on the assembly line from the History Channel.