Adamantium is a fictional metal alloy that is considered to be indestructible. It is named after the famous metal, Adamantine, in Greek mythology. While most of us don’t know the history behind Adamantium, almost everyone knows that it is most often associated with Wolverine and his nearly invincible claws. But unlike most people, yours truly thought that Adamantium was a real metal alloy…
As a way to promote the latest Wolverine movie, Logan, the marketing team joined forces with a popular Youtube channel called the Hydraulic Press Channel. This channel specializes in crushing everything that exists using a hydraulic press and it’s hosted by a lovely Finnish man and his wife.
While Wolverine started out with baby wooden claws, he was soon infused with Adamantium that allowed his skeleton (and claws) to be of super-strong metal. Here is what happens when Adamantium takes on hardened steel.
A hydraulic press is a machine that uses a hydraulic cylinder (hence it’s name) to create an enormous amount of compression force. Essentially it is a giant metal machine that can squeeze basically anything. Watch as an Adamantium ball takes on hardened steel.
As the machinist cranks the press up to 150 bars (which measures pressure) the Adamantium ball stands strong (or rolls strong, dare I say?)
But when he doubles the pressure to 300 bars, the ball is almost immediately pushed into the hardened steel (which is by no means a sponge or anything soft for that matter.)
As you can tell the ball has sufficiently merged with the hardened steel and become one with the circular block of steel.
All of the sudden, as shown in the video, a superhero shows up! Wolverine decides to make an appearance to avenge what happened to his Adamantium ball.
Instead of slicing through that brick of hardened steel he decides to show off his strength by allowing the hydraulic press to press into him.
As his blades (or claws) slice through the steel like cake he decides to make the machinist’s job a little easier by slicing the steel for him. PS. You can kind of make out the scratch marks that are evident on the table. So is that table stronger than Adamantium?
As you can see the steel has been sliced into 4 chunks. Even the machinist comments on how ‘clean’ the cuts were. I guess Wolverine found himself a new gig.