The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

You have probably drunk out of hundreds of then, crunched the empty ones in your hands, even collected them for recycling yet have you ever stopped to consider the engineering behind its design. This video looks at the design and shows that there is a lot more too it than meets the eye.

This video details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it 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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