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A Look at the Engineering of the Aluminum Can

by Conner Flynn
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We take a lot of things for granted in our lives, but if you take a closer look at some of the everyday objects that we use, you might be amazed and marvel at the engineering behind them. Take the aluminum can, for instance. It’s a true wonder. Don’t believe me? Check out this video.

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Do you know why the can is shaped like a cylinder? There are several good reasons for the shape, but I won’t spoil it for you. In his latest video, Engineer Guy Bill Hammack looks at the complex engineering involved in the design and manufacture of the aluminum can. There is a lot more to it than you may think, and the many steps a single can goes through in a fraction of a second is impressive.

The design of the modern pull tab is pretty genius too. If you are into this kind of thing, you’ll find this video super fascinating, and you’ll appreciate all of the science that went into the design of this everyday disposable object.

[via Laughing Squid]

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