Apr 15, 2015

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Can

 

Watch Bill ‘the engineer guy‘ detail the engineering choices underlying the design of the common beverage can. Bill explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near its lid, show close-ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on and details the complex operation of the tab that opens the can.

 

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