The Remarkably Clever Engineering Behind the Aluminum Can

Engineer Guy Bill Hammack examines the remarkably complex engineering in the design and manufacture of the humble aluminum can. As Hammack explains, the design of the pull tab is particularly clever.

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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