The Science Channel's film crew spent several days at North's 3DL facility last March filming the segment, which is Episode 17 of How It's Made 6. The program will show how North 3DL sails start with a sail designer, who uses North's proprietary sail design software, called North Design Suite, followed by the three dimensional thermo-molding process. Viewers will also see sails being finished by stitching on external reinforcements, edge tapes, applying numbers and draft stripes and installing corner and luff edge hardware. "We have used a scientific approach to building 3DL sails from day one," said Gary Weisman, who has been president of North Sails for 13 years. "Over the course of the past five years, we have continued expanding this facility by adding and upgrading overhead gantries which are suspended above nine articulated molds where the sails are built. We have also upgraded robotic gantry software and added a 10,000 square foot super yacht finishing floor," continued Weisman. "Every time I go to Minden, I am still amazed and impressed by our 3DL facility and I hope through the How It's Made program, sailors and non-sailors will have a better understanding of how advanced the sailmaking process has become," he concluded.