The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  • Bill 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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  • Nick Machiavelli

    Nick Machiavelli

     an hour ago

    why are scrap cans more valuable than other forms of scrap aluminum? Only the purest form of aluminum can be drawn this deeply w/o fractures, ie ANSI (AA) 1100.

  • Keith Bridges

    Keith Bridges

     2 hours ago +1

    Opening stuff has gotten better. He acts like they haven't.

  • Parker H

    Parker H

     8 hours ago

    almost forgot to watch this again this year

  • James Sasinowski

    James Sasinowski

     11 hours ago

    I love this video. I watch it every couple months.

  • Dylan Hogan

    Dylan Hogan

     12 hours ago

    I learned Moreno this 12 minute video than I have this entire school week

  • Evan Olsheski

    Evan Olsheski

     18 hours ago +1

    He sounds like the dude that says Mr. Anderson in the Matrix

  • Alx Mena

    Alx Mena

     22 hours ago

    Good video, good info... (Y) greetings...

  • Aditya Wath

    Aditya Wath


    Great video, amazing narration!

  • Maximum Effort

    Maximum Effort


    Bruh.. 3am videos be like

  • no name

    no name


    Can can can can can

  • Negan & Lucille

    Negan & Lucille

     yesterday +3

    I was planning to listen to this on my phone while doin tedious tasks in my game but I ended watching the whole thing

    For the second time

  • Vigilance Brandon

    Vigilance Brandon


    Subscribed in the blink of an eye

  • Matic Hrovat

    Matic Hrovat


    Wait what
    Inside of this can is sprayed with epoxy?? As i know epoxy aint that safe and also its not recyclable

  • cool person

    cool person


    who knew all they needed to make cans cool was mark hamill

  • Greg



    Hi, I'd like to translate that wonderful video in french. Please turn on the option.

  • Cooper Florio

    Cooper Florio


    white claw

  • Ted Zone

    Ted Zone


    Wow is this guy good. Make more...if you can

  • Dirk Walker

    Dirk Walker

     2 days ago +1

    This video shows up in the recommended about once a year. I always watch it.

  • Anjy Masmil

    Anjy Masmil

     2 days ago

    Is it aluminum or aluminium?

  • B B

    B B

     2 days ago

    I am very hard - to a channel subscriber but you worth it because of your very useful and step by step explanations and the quality of the literature & pictures.