As a distributor of hoses, we at Amazon Hose and Rubber Company think the process of making hoses is pretty awesome. First, rough rubber strips are run through a mill to smooth and even it out. Then, the rubber is cut to strips that fit the hose requirements and those strips are wound around a steel bore. The hose is layered with rubber, reinforcement and the covering until it is the correct diameter. We found a great video that demonstrates this process.
This Discovery Channel video first aired on “How It’s Made” but you can watch the full video on the How Its Made YouTube channel. This is a full episode so you can check out how decorative molding, pulleys and sheet vinyl flooring are made or you can forward the video to 10:42 minutes to watch the 5 minute rubber hose segment.