The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can
Aluminum cans took some serious thought to get where they are today

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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. ☛ Links to additional videos: Rexam: How It’s Made: Anim1: Anim2: Drawing: Redrawing:


Naruto Fox : Dude sounds like he spent 10 years studying aluminum cans.

BL1TZKRI3G : Virgin Cuboid and Sphere vs THE CHAD CYLINDER

GamerGuyProductions : Friend: want a beer? Me: It's easier to manufacture than a cuboid

Sir 117 : this is definitely one of those, “sure youtube, I guess I’ll watch this” moments

Adam Rozman : Why do I feel like he's not wearing pants

Jeremy Whitman Kinghorn : Ego: "alright. It's 1:00 AM. Time to go to bed" Id: "BUT HOW DO THEY TURN IT FROM A DISK TO A CYLINDER!?"

Curry Customs : Man, this video was 11:00 minutes long. It was also about cans. But man this was an extremely interesting video!!!

BackToTh3L0bby : Me at the beginning: This video is going to be boring Me at the end: Ive never been so educated about a can.

Ducko : you can find complex engineering even in the most mundane thing you can imagine and take for granted. truly an awesome world we live in, lads

Blackdarkdarker bleach : Came here to get this video removed from my Recommendations, but stayed for over 11 minutes because it was really well explained.

The Lonely Lump : I honestly would totally buy sphere cans and Cuboid cans.

Arbok The Great : Thank God I wasn't alive during the flat top era. Savages.

K O D : Nobody: Youtube 4 years late: How are soda cans made?

Flaros Overfield : 2015: 2016: 2017: 2018: 2019: Let's put this in recommended!

samxyx : I’m so full of random information I don’t know what to do with myself. Thanks YouTube

Stonemansteve II : Don't know why I decided to watch this, but once it started I couldn't look away!!

Frigid Boi : I'm not sure why but to this day I read it as "The indigenous design of the Aluminum can"

Quaglium Quagnarr : His calm enthusiasm coupled with the knowledge of the process in creating the aluminum can is what makes this so interesting.

MassiveSandwich69 : Beverage can industry: *invents the modern stay on tab* Me: *tears it off anyway* Beverage can industry: "am I a joke to you?"

DMT elf Ireland : He's lying the factories actually hire wizards to conjure them into existence

Ben Swanson : Welp now that I know the different classes of levers involved with opening a can... YouTube Recommendations: 3857262, Me: 0

what's a sand : Nobody: My youtube recommendations: so like cans right

Dan Acutt : it’s 2am. help

AQN 876 : Me: Time to sleep... Youtube Recommendations: Wait, look at this. Me: ... i need this

The Joker : I feel like i can become an aluminum can doctor scientist 👨‍🔬 now.

Emmanuel McGee : Me: I need to go to sleep it is 3am Also Me: The Ingenious design of the aluminum can

Ayden : Well engineer guy, if i'm being honest, I like the sphere can the best. It looks RAD.

WuzNab : I would like to drink out of a sphere.

Cherry Stone : My finger accidentally hit this video in the recommended section and now I somehow watched the whole thing lol

iFelinka : Why was this in my recommended? Edit: Well nvmd YouTube algorithms thx.

Facepalm : Nobody: *Youtube: Wanna know how a Beverage Can is built??*

Nathan Hamlett : This man is a white version of Raymond Holt from Brooklyn 99 5:45

George Thakur : rolling off the table is worth feeling like you're drinking outta freakin _grenade._

jgriffin812 : Press machine are nuts when you think about how easily they form metal. I work in a press room. And some of the stuff we form is just crazy to imagine

RavenCrow : It's 4 am and i just watched a 12 minute video about cans... and it's entertaining

Claudio Andrei : When this video gets in my recommended one more time: “Ah s*it here we go again”

What Da? : possibly the best video i've seen of something that appears simple yet so industriously complex

Johnny Gilling : Literally not a single soul: YouTube: A L U M I N U M B E V E R A G E C A N

Enzo Cirnigliaro 1 : So, before the pull tab was invented you had to shotgun every drink?

John Rayez : No idea how u ended up here and watched this whole video but this was actually interesting. Lmao

urian poisonblade : The can has the cylindrical shape of a cup thats been used for millenia. Nothing new, special or ingenous here.

BFFs Engineer : Don't know why this was in my recommended but it is a well made video. Enjoyed watching it

Peter Nicholsonu : Love your opening everything hinges on that. We will have to keep tabs on you

bobbyjoe2402 : You are an amazing youtuber, so happy I discovered you!

SHANE : I will not use this information in my daily life, but i still need to know.

Sebastian : I will look in a much different way at cans from now on. So much technology in these little wondrous things. Thank you very much a compelling and fascinating description of the design of a can.

parth dev bundela : First time feeling proud of mechanical engineering!!! :)

Vugen18 : Dude, i dont know why but this was so interesting! Nice pacing and voice!

Ňøtøriü : "how would you like your drink?" Me: "iN A aLuMiNuM beVaRaGe Can!!!"