Watch What Happens When A 100 Ton Hydraulic Press Is Pitted Against 50 Sheets Of Glass


We all love it when a hydraulic press is pitted against various items. There’s something really exciting about how these items get crushed (or not) while trying to withstand the immense load that a hydraulic press is capable of imposing.

This particular old video by Life Hacks & Experiment had 50 sheets of glass pitted against the immense power of the hydraulic press. The battle seems a bit lopsided, right? That is because it is, however; we can’t deny the fact that when this video came out back in 2017; it was quite mesmerizing.

The video uses the same format of the press channel to carry out crushing of different items under the powerful pressure that is characteristic of a hydraulic press. You will notice that there are no charming hosts in this video. The video simply shows a variety of toys and different objects getting flattened. However, as you approach the end of the video, things start to get interesting!

The climax of this YouTube video features 50 sheets of glass being placed under the aim of the hydraulic press. Just so you know, this hydraulic press is a 100-ton press. As expected, the sheets of glass give in to the immense power of the hydraulic press in a beautiful way; small cracks appear, rendering the profile of the stack into a piece of art.

However, the video makers do not find this slow and pleasing way of annihilating the glass sheets. They introduce a steel ball on the top of the sheets to expedite the destruction of the glass thus causing more severe damage swiftly.

The glass shatters as the ball pushes through its layers thanks to the hydraulic press. Nowadays such videos come with slow motion and reverse effects. However, considering that this video was released back in 2017; it is still a treat to watch!

Check out the video below and do let us know what you think of such ‘experiments.’ While we understand that these experiments provide for viewing pleasure, do you think there’s something to be learned over here or not? As always, Wonderful Engineering is looking forward to hearing from you all and finding out what you think!