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The Brilliant Design of the Aluminum Soda Can Explained


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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Why have they always used that cylindrical shape and how did they come to decide on this shape in the first place? All is revealed in this fascinating video detailing the intricate engineering process of the aluminum can.

I guarantee that you’ve never seen an explanation of a soda can as entertaining as this.He explains why engineers choose a cylindrical shape, illustrates the can’s manufacture using production line samples and animations.


The design, he says, serves a very special purpose. Besides, experts consider the shape as the most practical when the sodas are packed and displayed together.