I am wondering how much of furniture and appliances are hand crafted or have all but almost no human intervention to create? Like for example wood tables , or sofa's , ovens , dryers , washers , tools ...etc Is there people that physically have to sew the leather on to the chair or is this all machine done. Similar with tables and other appliances... I have heard even that whole houses have been built mostly by machines. So is there any place I can go to on the web to view all the types of different machines used in consumer products. And who / what jobs allow you access to work with machines like these? as well as what jobs allow you to fix them or build them? In general do we have a general enough amount of machines out there to create any electronic / mechanical / chemical design we can in normally come up with/ want to mass produce. Or is there some times a need to design a totally new mass production machine... that engineers and tradesman must build to mass produce a product not in main stream. I would think if stuff is going to be mass produced in the case of furniture , appliances , tools ,...etc there must not be much human intervention to do this.... since human intervention would just slow down the mass production process in most cases. I know we talked about mass production pertaining to PCB and other components (which btw is pretty impressive to have those machines in there own right). But more general machine to do furniture , appliances and other things just seems mind blowing that we have these machines built and used? I would love to see mass production machines of all different types of products and how much human intervention is nessary in producing a fix quantity of final products.... Though I have no clue who owns them, where they are located , and weather it would be possible to take a tour or see a video/pictures. Those machines in there own right seem more impressive then the fab machines. anybody know where all are consumer products come from/switch machines and how much human intervention is needed these days in create/mass produceing the products.