->''"I wonder where the pins come from..."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

In fiction, robotic factory montages are sometimes added to showcase SpecialEffects or to establish InfiniteSupplies so that the viewers can stop wondering, "''[[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Where did all that X come from?]]''" Note: These are assembly lines made of robots, not necessarily assembly lines making robots. Also, [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail these are usually done as a fleeting scene to indicate that it is not that important for the plot]].

See also: TechnologyPorn, EternalEngine, CreationSequence or ForgingScene.

[[folder: Advertising ]]

* A 2006 commercial showed the inner workings of fantastically fabulous Coca-Cola machine that makes the simple act of buying soda seem awesome.
* Some ads show Hershey's Kisses being made individually via a MagicalRealism version of what is implied to be an actual production line.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' movie begins with a sequence of Mokoto's (technically a cyborg, but since the only part of her which isn't artificial is her brain) robotic body being assembled.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The first ''Comicbook/AtomicRobo'' Free Comic Book Day issue has Robo fighting a seemingly endless supply of MechaMooks, and asking if there's a factory or something to no one in particular. [[GilliganCut Cue Trope]] with an editor's note that simply says "Yes!"


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/IRobot'': right before the NeedleInAStackOfNeedles scene in the warehouse - see that page for details.
* ''Film/{{Surrogates}}'': while we are visiting the morally ambiguous company
* ''Film/BicentennialMan'': The opening credits has this
%%* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' uses this several times.
* Shows up in ''Star Wars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'' with the droid army.
** We also get treated to a clone factory, although we don't quite see the Clone Troopers being "built" we do see the various stages of development, followed by their eventually arming. At the end, we see them being gathered for war.
* The opening titles of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' show various forms of candy being created on RealLife automated assembly lines despite the fact that this Willy Wonka doesn't ''use'' assembly lines. The [[Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory 2005 film adaptation]]'s Wonka does use them, however; an ObjectTrackingShot of Wonka Bars being created on one serves as ''its'' opening credit sequence.
* ''Film/SmallSoldiers'' begins with a production line of the titular toys being manufactured (including Terminator-style skeletons and UncannyValley-ish rubber "skins").
* In ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', this is used for the making of the serum.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' opens with a description of a cloning assembly line.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Some of the {{Title Sequence}}s from ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision''.


[[folder: Music Video ]]

* Music/{{Bjork}}'s video for ''All is full of love'' consist in the assembly by various robot arms of a robotic version of Bjork and another robot. They start kissing - while the robotic arms are still assembling them.


[[folder: Table Top RPG ]]

* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Ultra-tech'' has rules for setting these up; specifically focusing on the product being made so that you can get along with the game.


[[folder: Theme Parks ]]

* Yes, really. Cadbury World in Birmingham, England is a quite popular tourist attraction ''and'' a working chocolate factory; once you pass through various exhibits on the history of chocolate, you're given a conducted tour of the production line.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

%%* Makes a [[EternalEngine good level]] for ''SuperMarioBros.''
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' had that famous scene where you walk into a huge, fully-automated ''save-point factory'', revealing where all those floating symbols came from.
* The intro movie to the old computer game ''Hoyle Word Games''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has a few levels set in the automated production lines making the turrets.
** [[InstantAIJustAddWater Some of which happen to]] ''[[InstantAIJustAddWater devolve]]'' [[InstantAIJustAddWater into sentient talkative AIs.]]
* Some of the games in the ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' franchise have games that involve building robots on a assembly line, like "Fillbots" from the second game and "Screwbot Factory" from the third game.
* In sector 6 of ''VideoGame/{{Jumper}} Two'' you can watch (and get in the way of) [=OgmoBots=] as they travel through the assembly line, becoming more Ogmo-like in each stage.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Frequently seen in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', to the tune of StandardSnippet "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEuwAh3LFvM Powerhouse]]".
* The TitleSequence of ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges''.
* The Slurm production factory in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Mister Krabs seems to have a penchant for building these kinds of machines, as one episode sees him exploiting the jellyfish as a power source using such a device, and another has him manufacturing soap out of the unspeakable mess from Krusty Krab's grease trap.