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#1 Justin66

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:47 PM

http://http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3wmg9_how-its-made-golf-balls_news

How its made - Golf Balls by tamart1

This is a little older, but the process is still basically the same. The only difference in the manufacturing process that I'm aware of is their "offsetting" of the dimples. Bridgestone was the first, if I remember correctly, to slightly twist one half of the cover mold; this allows for a much less noticable seam and slightly more efficient flight.

Pretty fascinating, if you ask me.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:24 PM

That is pretty fascinating. I would really like to see how they make the Penta and other multilayer balls.



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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:35 PM

Cool video thanks
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:02 PM

Wonderful video!

Now I'm more keen about Top Flite balls just for seeing the video heeheheheh

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 01:21 AM

cool video... I love How it's Made...

This just made me laugh... looks like the used ball bin in the clubhouse... throw in a couple Pinnacle, Slazenger, and Nike PD soft, and it's dead on...

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:01 AM

That is pretty fascinating. I would really like to see how they make the Penta and other multilayer balls.



From what I know about injection molding (I'm no expert, but we do a bunch of it for car parts at my shop) it'd be inline, from an operations standpoint, with how they add the cover. Only, the core would obviously be smaller, then however many layers needed would be added after the preceding layer was allowed to cool. If they don't let it cool, I imagine the layers would melt together, so instead of a 5-piece ball like the Penta you'd have a 2-piecer with a multi-colored core. A Top-Flite with a urethane cover, basically :lol: .

I'm going to try and dig a little more... maybe something will come up.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:34 PM

I'm going to try and dig a little more... maybe something will come up.



Ok... I found this on YouTube. I tried a Penta-specific search, but nothing came up. I would think that something like that would be a useful marketing tool, but maybe that's why I'm sitting in front of my computer and not there. Anyway, this is a "Made in America" bit about Titleist. It's more of a lesson in the company, but there's a small part at about the 3:50 mark that shows a mantle layer being layered over the core.



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Posted 18 March 2011 - 06:15 PM

Great videos, who knew how those were made? I've definitely done my research into what makes up a golf ball but I haven't seen videos into how it's actually made.




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