The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

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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  • Chris Clowers
    Chris Clowers3 жыл бұрын

    Dude this guy made something that's normally really boring into a really fascinating and enjoyable video to watch. Never thought I'd enjoy a 12 minute long video about cans.

  • Admiral Biatch
    Admiral Biatch

    I love educational videos like this. No NordVPN sponsorship, no random "funny" videos or stock images that interrupt the flow, no "upbeat" music to distract from what he's saying, just a great, informative lecture. Keep at Bill!

  • Alexander The Great
    Alexander The Great

    It’s easy to forget how well engineered even the most simple things in our day to day life really are.

  • diegovski

    The engineers had to overcome many challenges over the decades to give us this outstanding design.

  • Hank's Adventures
    Hank's Adventures

    I want this guy as my physics/engineering teacher. He breaks it all down to easy to understand segments, and explains it all beautifully. A+

  • Judah Nat
    Judah Nat14 күн бұрын

    Wow, I am impressed by the level of detail that goes into can manufacturing

  • Huzzzer
    Huzzzer Жыл бұрын

    What a video.

  • Tomáš Procházka
    Tomáš Procházka

    This is probably the most interesting video about a thing I wouldn't expect myself to be interested in. I love the speech cadance. If more professional educators (a.k.a. teachers) were like this, the world would be a better place.

  • Evin Chester
    Evin Chester21 күн бұрын

    I remember as a child when you had to have a can opener to open a soda can, or a beer can.

  • Christian Zafiroglu
    Christian Zafiroglu

    Absolutely a design masterpiece. The opener alone is close to brilliant. I’m old enough to remember the pull tabs that littered beaches and wooded areas that cut feet and were a health hazard. The opener that doesn’t detach unless with concerted effort is by itself is fantastic. And it turns to allows a straw to fit! It’s a miracle of engineering.

  • Jeff P
    Jeff P14 күн бұрын

    Explained well and in an engaging way. It's hard to find a video like this that explains concepts in a way that you could show to cub scouts or young children in schools without boring them. Bill gives just enough detail spreads out with diagrams and animations to keep the interest. I didn't even realize the video was nearly over until I saw the first bench on the right side of the screen.

  • Mark Dear
    Mark Dear

    I am old enough to remember when the ring pulls were standard. They came in two varieties, at least in the UK - one with the little flanges for leverage either side of the rivet - as shown herer - and one without. The former were always more popular: after pulling them off the can, the ring could be broken from the tab, and then you had a great little toy. The tab was a spring, and the ring was a miniature frisbee which could be launched by fitting one end of it in one of the slots between a lever flange and the rivet, pulling it back and releasing it. I get that the tabs are a better design, but they are a lot less fun.

  • alphabet soup
    alphabet soup Жыл бұрын

    I'm not lying, and I can't be the only one like this, I've watched this at least 50 times simply because I enjoy watching it and listening to this man explain how aluminum cans are made.

  • Matthew Flint
    Matthew FlintКүн бұрын

    I really enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I was going to. Absolutely loved it. Cannot wait for the next one

  • Toasty

    I love how he goes step by step and explains every little detail without fail he is such a great teacher

  • LegitPiglet78
    LegitPiglet78Күн бұрын

    That was great! Thank you. I was amazed by the lid sealing and the opening tab. Never knew that was a river that depressurized the can!

  • Chris

    This is probably the most perfectly presented talk on all of KZread.

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  • Quaglium Quagnarr
    Quaglium Quagnarr4 жыл бұрын

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

  • Kenneth Lowry
    Kenneth Lowry14 күн бұрын

    Very well presented video. No filler info. Everything I would want to know about aluminum cans. Love this type of video. You nailed it! And gained a subscriber. Looking forward to other videos you have that are hopefully like this.