The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Written by / Original link on Feb. 15, 2021

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.

My inner geek rejoices to see how much engineering went into something we take for granted.

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