See how pinball machines are made : Stern Factory : Crain’s Chicago Business
Crain’s Chicago Business has written a story about Stern’s factory on the manufacturing of pinball machines. The story talks about the new factory and shows many pictures of the different workstations at the facility.
Excerpt From the Article:
Nowhere else can you find as many people scrutinizing a replica of Gene Simmons’ head as at Stern Pinball.
The Elk Grove Village-based company is one of the last manufacturers of old-school pinball machines in the world, and a new Kiss-themed machine, featuring the lead singer’s noggin, is working its way through one of the factory’s assembly lines.
Babu Mathew, who works in quality control, inspects the softball-sized heads to make sure everything looks right. If the teeth are painted wrong—as happened with one in a recent batch—that head goes back to the supplier. If all looks well, it’s off to the assembly line to get installed in the machines.
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