The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

  • Publicado el Hace 7 años

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    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.
    ☛ Links to additional videos:
    Rexam: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dK1VV...
    How It’s Made: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Y0zA...
    Anim1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU_iS...
    Anim2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcsDx...
    Drawing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF4v-...
    Redrawing: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAijp...

Chris Clowers +28715
Chris Clowers

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.

Hace 3 años
DaWanderer
DaWanderer

They were some nice cans.

Hace 6 días
John Simth
John Simth

@oscar montana We just had the same experience. I don't recall what led me to this.

Hace 23 días
John Simth
John Simth

3 years later and its still going strong, I just zoned the hell out to this.

Hace 23 días
oscar montana
oscar montana

For reals I don't even know how I started to watch 👍

Hace 24 días
TrumpWon!
TrumpWon!

12 minutes, 12 oumces. Coincidence? I don't think so. 😉😃😃

Hace un mes
Alexander The Great +508
Alexander The Great

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

Hace un mes
Joseph Candelora
Joseph Candelora

@why do people use sentences instead of nicknames? You don't seem to understand what "irreversibly destroy" means.

Hace 7 días
Pranav Rampal
Pranav Rampal

unbelievably so. ALOT of hardwork went into making hte modern life as easy as possible

Hace 20 días
Oscar Lee
Oscar Lee

ok i like it

Hace 23 días
Dave Ramer +3
Dave Ramer

@AndrewWithEase11 11 you kinda can design something forced to be recycled. you can produce things that degrade naturally and are renewably sourced like wood and hemp and things like that. it's not efficient money wise, that would require a different mode of production to be realistic, but it is possible.

Hace un mes
Admiral Biatch +536
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!

Hace un mes
Cuvtixo D +1
Cuvtixo D

@John Simth I repeat, this is from seven years ago. The YouTube landscape has changed much, and it changes so fast, you're admiration here is really nostalgia. I might add that recently YouTube has been hiding the date of release on the main page of the video, lately. Perhaps they want to leave this false impression that the social media and vlogging landscape has changed.

Hace 6 días
Cuvtixo D +1
Cuvtixo D

Dude, this was made seven years ago! Bill's last YT video was three years ago. YouTube has entirely changed, and there's professional "YouTubers" and "influencers" now. I appreciate your nostalgia, but... I think you're under some illusions about how this works!

Hace 6 días
Oscar Lee
Oscar Lee

Yes, everything is correct and to the point

Hace 23 días
John Simth +2
John Simth

@buickboy92 Thank you so much. Periodic Video's is going to eat up so much of my day tomorrow.

Hace 23 días
John Simth +2
John Simth

He also ends the video by telling people to go to other video sites to get more knowledge, telling people to LEAVE his Youtube for more knowledge. Respect. Anyone just trying to get a buck would never literally end a video with "leave my channel if you want some great info"

Hace 23 días
diegovski +567
diegovski

The engineers had to overcome many challenges over the decades to give us this outstanding design. Fortunately they maintained a can do attitude.

Hace un mes
Thierry Girardier
Thierry Girardier

Ba-dum-tss

Hace 22 días
A Chaille
A Chaille

It's a good time for some canned laughter.... Because no one is going laugh at any of these puns🙄

Hace 23 días
Account that I'll use to comment
Account that I'll use to comment

How do i like and dislike a comment at the same time

Hace 23 días
Wincognito
Wincognito

r/angryupvote

Hace 27 días
A Chaille +1
A Chaille

Dang!!! Punished again!!

Hace un mes
Hank's Adventures +94
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+

Hace un mes
alphabet soup +5692
alphabet soup

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.

Hace un año
Anik M
Anik M

@Vachan Panicker 101 how's that work?

Hace 19 días
Lew Hunt
Lew Hunt

Man, you really need a life, 50 times, really!

Hace 20 días
shaquille.oatmeal
shaquille.oatmeal

😟

Hace 20 días
Keks
Keks

@Vachan Panicker 101 I can't believe you did that

Hace 2 meses
Judah Nat +10
Judah Nat

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

Hace 26 días
Spencer Cartmen +4
Spencer Cartmen

Dude! you almost produced the full perfect explaination of how a modern beverage can is made and works...! You forgot to explain the part on "how they etch the lid opening" for the pealing of the metal and how it is achieved with such consistency and precision!

Hace un mes
Tomáš Procházka +12
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. Thank you for a great video Bill, I'm looking forward to exploring more!

Hace un mes
Matthew Flint +1
Matthew Flint

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

Hace 21 un día
WhatIsMisophonia +2456
WhatIsMisophonia

You know you're a good teacher when you can make something as seemingly mundane as the aluminum can into one of the more captivating videos I've ever seen. Almost everybody, including I would say most instructors, struggle to keep explanations in layman's terms without dumbing it down, as almost none of us speak the internal language of whatever industry is presented.

Hace un año
r sanchez +2
r sanchez

His soft secure voice mimics Carl Sagan's voice 'billions and billions of cans'

Hace 3 meses
Jack Nickson +2
Jack Nickson

@Dart Lathrop same tbh.

Hace 9 meses
Joseph Michael +10
Joseph Michael

. You say this because you’re watching this for fun. Your opinion would more than likely be different if an assignment was involved.

Hace 9 meses
Jack Nickson +1
Jack Nickson

@An Actual Texan 📸🤨

Hace 9 meses
Evin Chester +6
Evin Chester

I remember as a child when you had to have a can opener to open a soda can, or a beer can. Then came the pull off tab. And then the tab we use now. Great video. Explains things very well. Now I understand how the can keeps it seal.

Hace 29 días
Mark Dear +25
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.

Hace un mes
Roy Boy
Roy Boy

Yep same in Australia.

Hace un mes
Imperial Pint
Imperial Pint

Exactly the same here in Finland! Alas, the _soda_ cans of the 80's here, lacked those little slots in otherwise similar design. For some reason, the slotted design was almost exclusively used in beer cans. Luckily they were plentily available in form of steet litter for us little rascals. ;)

Hace un mes
James Wright
James Wright

USA hated pay in royalties to push in tops

Hace un mes
S/\LT. +2
S/\LT.

The lever is absolutely ingenious! It took me a while to understand the implications but oh once I did it made so much sense! The fact that you're essentially opening the can not by pressing in the tab but by drawing out the pin getting help from the pressure to shear an opening that lets out the pressure and then you push the metal tab in, is an absolutely amazing engineering solution and I have never realized it!

Hace un mes
James Olson +9
James Olson

8:43 I remember large cans (upwards of 40 or even 64oz) containing milk or hawaiian punch. This was before those 64 oz (later 2L) plastic bottles appeared. Those had to be opened with that triangular punch tool as shown. I remember seeing lots of pull tabs out in city parks, those things were blight. The stay-on-can openers started around 1980. The big cans still exist but are niche now.

Hace un mes
Huzzzer +4888
Huzzzer

What a video. No clickbait, no sponsors, nothing. You got to the point straight away. Very informative, quality video. 10/10 would watch again. Brilliant 👍

Hace un año
stealthis
stealthis

Look at the creation date

Hace un mes
Glasses&Mouthplates
Glasses&Mouthplates

Also no unnecessary stock images/videos of some random jackasses sipping on a can of soda appearing every 5 seconds.

Hace un mes
Patrick McLaughlin +1
Patrick McLaughlin

@engineerguy you did a great job with what they gave you.

Hace un mes
placeholder name
placeholder name

@Jay Elimination ????

Hace 2 meses
engineerguy +17
engineerguy

I will again ... just about to deliver book to publisher and then working on companion series

Hace un año
Jeff P +1
Jeff P

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.

Hace 28 días
G. W. +4
G. W.

I've been using cans for 50 years and never thought about it. After this video I have great respect for a simple can.Thank you. ❤️ Regards from 🇩🇪

Hace un mes
LegitPiglet78
LegitPiglet78

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!

Hace 20 días
Austyn Rivera +3
Austyn Rivera

Bill, what a great video. Being in the can making industry, I could see the immense value your presentation could have on training new hires for our facility in the basic concepts of can making. Would I be able to use this video for training purposes?

Hace un mes
engineerguy +3
engineerguy

Yes … they are licensed creative commons for this purpose … use it has you need

Hace un mes
Quaglium Quagnarr +3748
Quaglium Quagnarr

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

Hace 4 años
Paul Sernine
Paul Sernine

@Steve Johnson Sadly he doesn't seem to know maths. Ok he knows a lot about the process etc but very simple maths show you that dimension of those cans are suboptimal regarding the amount of materials used and volume they can contain. The optimal height is twice the radius

Hace 3 años
Steve Johnson +5
Steve Johnson

Right? I love learning from someone who not only knows about the topic, but loves the topic.

Hace 3 años
J Money
J Money

Fk67Lg 34 definitely

Hace 3 años
Harv +5
Harv

If teachers teach like this I would learn soo much

Hace 3 años
Fk67Lg +2
Fk67Lg

And his hair looks wonderful. I wonder does he have a 36 inch waist or 34??

Hace 4 años
Christian Zafiroglu +5
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.

Hace un mes
ThatBugBehindYou +3
ThatBugBehindYou

Not to mention they still expected people to throw the tabs on the ground against all odds and designed them to not cut at your feet if you step on them.

Hace un mes
Toasty +2
Toasty

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

Hace un mes
x666x34b +4
x666x34b

You made something so mundane into an extremely interesting explanation. No small task in today's world of nanosecond attention spans. Congratulations on creating an outstanding video!

Hace un mes
Kenneth Lowry +2
Kenneth Lowry

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.

Hace 26 días
Jerry Heartlead +2241
Jerry Heartlead

He explains it pretty clearly, because he can.

Hace 4 años
Syclone0044
Syclone0044

🎶 Who can take tomorrow? Dip it in a dream. Who can take the world and make it better than it seems? The Candy Man? The Candy Man can. The Candy Man can ‘cuz he mixes it with love and makes the world taste gooooood. 🎶

Hace un mes
mercoid +1
mercoid

It’s uncanny how well he explains it.

Hace 3 años
Fulcrum29
Fulcrum29

Can you?

Hace 3 años
Ioanne Intal
Ioanne Intal

Stop it please

Hace 3 años
nonduality42
nonduality42

Enjoyed all the visual representations and diagrams/videos. Kept me stimulated and engaged while constantly providing high value information. Unlike modern videos where it's just someone talking to the camera the entire time with tons of filler. Thank you Bill

Hace un mes
Kevin Sullivan +3
Kevin Sullivan

The double seal was invented by 'mechanical' workers in Pittsburgh for sealing duct-work for heating and air conditioning and is called a Pittsburgh bend. They are hard to make by hand, but in the olden days that's what you did. I have a can 'seamer' made for #10 cans that applies the same bend with 2 actions, a push and a pull.

Hace un mes
Stuart Pe-Win +1
Stuart Pe-Win

One of the most amazing youtube videos ever - informative without being cliche or clickbait. Watched this with the children so thank you.

Hace un mes
smart451cab +3
smart451cab

Great video! I'm so dang old, I remember every generation of beverage can demonstrated here, including the flat top that required the use of a can opener. And, there were mostly aluminum cans that had a steel seam. PSAs of the day for recycling included this distinction of a seamless side, as the seamed ones were not considered (as easily) recyclable and had to be dealt with separately. You missed a chance to throw in a few seconds of Jimmy Buffett when describing the early pop-tops. But, I guess that wouldn't fit your format very well, heh. The pull tabs were sometimes linked together by hand to make a useless chain, or collected in a container, as ways to avoid just tossing them carelessly. The glass deposit bottle was so much better than aluminum in so many ways. Sad that in most places they're no longer used. Even the uncommon glass bottles are not deposit bottles in most places now. I used to make pocket money when I was a kid, by scouring the roadside for deposit bottles. At 5¢ a pop, I could buy a large soda AND a small bag of chips for five returned bottles, plus one for the deposit. But, no doubt the aluminum can is cheaper to ship.

Hace un mes
smart451cab
smart451cab

@Evin Chester You and I were far from the only kids that did this. That's why the bottle laws made sense. I can't understand why most areas have abandoned the practice. But then, how many of today's youth would find scouring roadsides to be worthwhile? Maybe if the deposit was 25¢ they would. Inflation.

Hace 29 días
Evin Chester
Evin Chester

And I thought I was the only kid who looked for bottles people had tossed so I could buy candy. And I'm sure you will remember when it was a penny a piece. Mind you l live in Texas. Back when I was a kid I quickly figured out that at .10 cents you had to pay sales tax. But if you bought 9 pieces, you didn't. Then with the penny left over you could get one more and not have to pay the sales tax.

Hace 29 días
Michael Shick +973
Michael Shick

I watch this every few years and enjoy it like the first watch. This and the injection molding video are peak YT. Bill's a fantastic lecturer.

Hace 2 meses
At +1
At

@engineerguy make more videos. That is an order

Hace un mes
Thabz Mad +1
Thabz Mad

Seems to be going viral again, a million views every week!

Hace un mes
SLC Punk!
SLC Punk!

Same

Hace un mes
nessi777 +1
nessi777

@Pakcik Pingu I hope so, I just subscribed but I noticed last video was three years old.

Hace un mes
MazMazda3
MazMazda3

Over the years I keep coming back randomly to enjoy this dude's amazing video. He's made entertainment out of mundane. Thank you, engineerguy.

Hace 28 días
Maria Camila Galvis
Maria Camila Galvis

I love the way you explain this subject!! Clear and well illustrated, and give us another resources ! Thanks for sharing this ! new subscriber here

Hace 27 días
randy dewees +6
randy dewees

Wow, I'm impressed. Aside from the content, which is very interesting, the absolute precision of Bill's word choice and arrangement is so impressive. I'm technical, and I strive to describe technical subjects - precisely. I do not pretend to have the mastery of presentation Bill has, but I recognize it.

Hace un mes
Keokanis
Keokanis

Great work Bill. Solid and briefed explanation of a daily marvel we take for granted...

Hace un mes
xisumavoid +366
xisumavoid

Welcome back! This was fascinating, thank you :-)

Hace 7 años
Keks
Keks

@Louis Weisz wait, the chicken slap guy, this comment section is getting more and more confusing by the second

Hace 2 meses
SmoothTurtle
SmoothTurtle

@ALive Creeper 6 years ago, people didn’t feel the need to reply to comments as much as they do now.

Hace 8 meses
M. M. +1
M. M.

Cans are just closed off mugs. the design of mug-like containers have existed for thousands of years lol. nothing fascinating or ingenious about it really.

Hace 9 meses
Louis Weisz +1
Louis Weisz

Holy crap you’re here

Hace 9 meses
ElektroGumIndustries
ElektroGumIndustries

Hi shishwammy

Hace 9 meses
Ragingsilver +1
Ragingsilver

In my opinion, science and engineering are two of the best fields. They're both so fascinating.

Hace un mes
TaffytheGreat
TaffytheGreat

It’s surprising what we take for granted. The science, engineering and thought that goes into a simpler can 👍

Hace un mes
Michael M
Michael M

Very well done. Thank you for the effort, Bill. 16 million have enjoyed it.

Hace 3 días
Seamus de Mora +1
Seamus de Mora

It's truly amazing. You watch this video, and marvel at how ingenious some features of our world are. You think of the sustained intelligent effort that has been invested to reach the present economic efficiency, and state of the art technology in carbonated beverage containers. And then you pick up the newspaper - or watch television - and you see various elements of the US Federal Government at work. Do you wonder, as I do, how a society capable of such engineering and efficiency in beverage cans come to be governed by lame stooges with Joe Biden as the leader?

Hace un mes
Guts Hill +959
Guts Hill

Amazing. I never knew how incredibly ingenious and complicated our modern cans were. This wasn't just informative, but fun, thank you.

Hace 9 meses
C M
C M

@engineerguy come back to us!

Hace un mes
C C
C C

Do note he's wrong about the epoxy layer stopping things from having a "metallic taste". Metal has no taste nor smell, only the oxidation and other reactive byproducts can have this which is the real reason the coating exists.

Hace un mes
Sarvajit Kulkarni
Sarvajit Kulkarni

@sniper_monke dayum

Hace un mes
Truer words have never been spoken, My Princess! +3
Truer words have never been spoken, My Princess!

It's reality amazing what Human intellect can achieve

Hace un mes
Brady Landry +5
Brady Landry

@sniper_monke that’s cool

Hace un mes
christine beames
christine beames

This was the best , clearest most interesting lecture I can ever recall hearing ,flawlessly delivered ,

Hace un mes
Benjamin Frost
Benjamin Frost

Excellent job! This was really well made and I loved it!

Hace un mes
alpenglo
alpenglo

I seem to recall (from college 30 years ago...) that the material properties are very important also carefully chosen such that it is ductile during rapid deformation while otherwise fully hardened. Pretty amazing process engineering!

Hace un mes
Jackal1412
Jackal1412

This is my first view on your channel and this is an absolutely amazing introduction to the channel! Very cool look at something so common :)

Hace un mes
Ender Martin +1311
Ender Martin

I like to imagine this guy lives in a parallel universe, surrounded by tables and cans, and nothing else exists except an eternity for him to learn everything about aluminum cans

Hace 11 meses
Ender Martin
Ender Martin

@Digital Footballer I must tell you quite _candidly_ that it's my favorite dance too!

Hace un mes
Digital Footballer +1
Digital Footballer

I think it goes without saying that his favourite dance is the can can 😜

Hace 2 meses
Ender Martin +1
Ender Martin

@Chris Gal LOL! Looks like he already dropped his eyeglasses, so he can't read books but at least he can still play with aluminum cans :)

Hace 2 meses
Chris Gal +2
Chris Gal

like that twilight zone episode "Time enough at last.." xDD

Hace 2 meses
M AE23
M AE23

Alternate dimension 😭

Hace 2 meses
Thomas Thorne
Thomas Thorne

Thank you! Never knew this is how cans were made before. Amazing video to watch.

Hace un mes
Curtis Marta
Curtis Marta

Very cool! Never gave much thought to aluminum cans but the design and manufacturing is impressive!

Hace 29 días
Dickerson Charlie +1
Dickerson Charlie

Its amazing how complicated everything is made in a factory yet it's just a simple item

Hace un mes
Simon Johnson +1
Simon Johnson

Amazing, i never watched such scientifical approach to the such domestical things been shown in a YouTube videos. Thank you for your efforts, it's was please to look at all the explanations and listen to them.

Hace un mes
DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK +1070
DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK

Man, this video was 11:00 minutes long. It was also about cans. But man this was an extremely interesting video!!!

Hace 3 años
Noobilicious
Noobilicious

And 39 seconds!

Hace 2 meses
DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK
DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK

Danger X69 Thank you very much

Hace 3 años
Danger X69 +1
Danger X69

I am honoured to give you the 1000'th like to your comment

Hace 3 años
Just Me
Just Me

This cans ingenious design requires 3 different kinds (alloys) of alluminum also. I worked in an alluminum R&D facility. Alluminum is amazing in so many ways. Particularly the way it itself is made!

Hace un mes
Ben Vela
Ben Vela

Soemthing I never really thought of (until I visited Colorado) was pressure. I often have noticed that their condiment containers always have more pressure in them, like they’re going to pop. So it’s interesting to me to know that cans can purposefully withstand normal atmospheric pressures.

Hace un mes
Corrupt Xanax +1
Corrupt Xanax

I actually spent 11 minutes watching something that I've always wanted to know as a kid. Thank you for educating me. This is a lot better that the stupid animated ones they showed you back in school

Hace un mes
Heinrichs Made +1
Heinrichs Made

That was a great video you did. I knew about them being lined. I melt them for aluminum. I love melting aluminum, but cans aren't my first choice.

Hace un mes
Stuff and that +545
Stuff and that

This guy is incredible. The production quality is ridiculous. The explanations are flawless. The editing is seamless. The voice is silky. I haven't had any interest in product design and engineering for over a decade but this brought back that interest instantly.

Hace 5 años
Dane M +8
Dane M

Rostislav Svoboda If you paid attention, that was a demonstration of how it's *not* supposed to work. He's demonstrating using the tab solely as a first class lever. The tab acts as 2nd class, to vent, then first to open the top

Hace 5 años
Rostislav Svoboda
Rostislav Svoboda

Take a look at 10:13 before getting exit too much about the product design.

Hace 5 años
Abiud Joseph
Abiud Joseph

Being an ex-engineer, I already thought of the modern aluminum can as a marvel of engineering. (I'm the only one I know that would think so) This was a very interesting video, thanks.

Hace un mes
Felipe
Felipe

Amazing video and superb animation. Very clear explanation, I liked this a lot!

Hace un mes
Shaun Drezek
Shaun Drezek

Thank you for making a wonderful video about something no one's ever asked about. It's truly a fascinating process and something I've never actually asked myself about.

Hace un mes
NeonDemon +1
NeonDemon

I’ll admit I’ve always been a bit curious how the tabs on soda cans work. Cool video.

Hace un mes
BFFs Engineer +11074
BFFs Engineer

Don't know why this was in my recommended but it is a well made video. Enjoyed watching it

Hace 5 años
JaxBobG +1
JaxBobG

I've noticed that YouTube uses some kind of software algorithms that associate your subscriptions and random searches and deduces which topics are usually of interest to you. Also, it seems that your likes and dislikes correlate somehow to your level of education, intelligence, social status (and apparently political persuasion - based on the suggestions I get!!) So... you would seem to be a person of mental agility, intelligence, and curiosity Congratulations!.

Hace 2 años
Harrison Wong
Harrison Wong

Same

Hace 3 años
Had Matter
Had Matter

@BFFs Engineer I have no clue as to why it was one of my recommended videos, but it was very interesting. I love learning about the science behind everyday things and this guy does a great job. And I remember those old tabs from when I was a kid --they'd slice you like a razor!

Hace 3 años
Carlos Ferrari
Carlos Ferrari

Same here. No idea why it got recommended but enjoyed throughly :)

Hace 3 años
Raymond Dunne
Raymond Dunne

You enjoyed it? That's why it was suggested 😊

Hace 3 años
Steve Dolesch
Steve Dolesch

Fascinating to know how aluminum cans and other things are made especially historically.

Hace 2 días
Gwyn the Gnome
Gwyn the Gnome

I was really surprised that he left out one of the most impressive engineering aspects of the can — when you leave the can in extreme temperatures, e.g. the freezer, the top and the bottom are designed to expand (bulge outward) so that the can doesn’t just explode. This is another reason for making the can cylindrical — so that it’s easier to direct that extra pressure into a specific direction (into the top or bottom of the can, i.e. if the can were spherical, the extra pressure would expand the can in all directions).

Hace un mes
Ivar Donado +1
Ivar Donado

Way to make a subject that, even though is interesting it's hard to explain without boring the audience, into a very engaging and entertaining video!

Hace un mes
DakLak Digital +1
DakLak Digital

Absolutely fascinating. The thing that is missing is the iconic shape of a certain cola.

Hace un mes
Mexican & proud of it.
Mexican & proud of it.

Awesome video...very well explained process...very interesting. Thank you for sharing.👍🏼

Hace un mes
Vikas
Vikas

This video was recommended to me multiple times, but each time I thought I'll watch later. And now, I'm regretting why didn't I watch it earlier. So well made and explained. It is a masterpiece, and a treat to watch.

Hace un mes
Devisidev +15
Devisidev

God that was unironically incredibly fascinating. I never even realized how the fold the edge to create a seal. For all the soda industry does this. This is some incredible engineering

Hace un mes
g fox
g fox

Yep. Soup cans also have that folded seal on the edge.

Hace un mes
Bruce Wilson
Bruce Wilson

Thank you, Sir. I have pondered how they make aluminum cans for years, probably decades. Bravo!

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DARTH NIHILUS +806
DARTH NIHILUS

His clarity and inflection are easy on the ear, pleasing and interesting. He is direct and efficient. Excellent all around.

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H +1
H

@Jobbe Wijnen talking about his voice and the way he pronounces things

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H
H

Sorry but its hilarious to see you talking this seriously but then looking at DARTH NIHILUS

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Jobbe Wijnen
Jobbe Wijnen

Not 'his', but 'their'. He has an entire production team and a dedicated co-writer for these texts. Well made, indeed, but a team product. ;-)

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invisibilius
invisibilius

thank you darth nihilus

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Matt Mahoney +1
Matt Mahoney

He’s like agent smith. Everything about the matrix he knows

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Chris +2
Chris

*This is probably the most perfectly presented talk on all of YouTube.* 👍

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Harry +3
Harry

Love the way he explains things. I wish my college professors were like him. I would have actually learned something useful!

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DualDesertEagle +1
DualDesertEagle

Ok, this goes in my favourites! That was one *_HELL_* of a great explanation and with some nice visuals at that!

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Clover Techdev
Clover Techdev

Thanks for the informative invention of the Can. Did you ever done a video on different rubber and it processes and applications?

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Matt +355
Matt

you know it's a well made/narrated video when you watch an 11 minute video on how cans are made when you're not an engineer..

Hace 3 años
Daniel Modesto +1
Daniel Modesto

True xD, he reminds me of michael stevens

Hace 3 años
Allwyn Xavier +1
Allwyn Xavier

Such simple yet precise animations! What a delight

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tony baloney +1
tony baloney

Went through the Miller Can making plant. What's super amazing is how fast they are make. Much faster than the eye. Went in my industrial maintenance class.

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Autonova
Autonova

Great vid. Long but never wastes time, efficiently packs so much information in!

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CarsonCrabill +1
CarsonCrabill

Bill, I’m a new viewer who happened upon your channel thanks to the YouTube algorithm. I enjoy your narration just as much as any other mainstream network or high dollar production. I’ve worked in metals for years, so I knew SOME of the things you mentioned, but you tied everything together so neatly that I learned several new (yet critical) things about the manufacturing process of cans. Thank you for such quality work and thorough narration, especially since you included such fun facts about the processes and what the byproducts look like.

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R'mur +561
R'mur

I never thought I'd watch eleven minutes of someone talking about cans. Incredibly informative and exceptionally well presented! Thank you!

Hace 4 años
Texan.Insomniac
Texan.Insomniac

Same

Hace 3 años
xlaythe
xlaythe

took the words right out of my mouth

Hace 3 años
Colin McCarthy +1
Colin McCarthy

even weirder for me- i already spent several semesters listening to professors lecture about this stuff in my industrial engineering program... yet i watched this anyway.

Hace 3 años
Liam Skeen
Liam Skeen

For me it depends what kinda cans you're talking about...

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Michael Neville
Michael Neville

The seam on the pop lid is finitely accurate I was told. Enough to hold the pressure but able to be separated under the pressure of the leverage. The can design is great, the production line is another level again.

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Ryan S.
Ryan S.

Your delivery of the sentence "The term of art in the industry... is DECORATION." is a moment that has inspired me over the years - you have made an extremely straightforward sentence sound unbelievably cool. That moment is the one I remember from this video most.

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Saurabh
Saurabh

Not sure how I landed on this video..but I am telling you ..I am amazed the way the depth of this topic is explained in a very simple and very methodically way! I wish I had teachers like that in my school or college who were patient , calm and could explain with so much ease! Just wow!

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BaldPipeSmoker
BaldPipeSmoker

Really interesting! It's amazing what people have invented.

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Spencer
Spencer

When I was in middle school, we went to this giant electrical engineering companies facility and one of the engineers asked me if I knew why cans were con-caved on the bottom and I said probably so they can stack easier, and he said it was a good answer but explained to me how it saves them about a 10,000th of a cent but after a week of production that greatly adds up. Idk why I decided to comment this, just related to the video ig lol

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wemarchwithSoap
wemarchwithSoap

I've seen this video before. It's brilliant and fascinating. If only more people showed interest in "ordinary" things that we take for granted every day. It's a genious design.

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adam wright
adam wright

Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge. Thorough and excellent. Cheers.

Hace 27 días
harrr53 +1
harrr53

Thanks for this great video. I have a question. Has there ever been any concern with the hygiene of the stay-on cap? It pushes a part of the external side of the can into the beverage. Yes, we can wipe a can clean, but not all toxins/bacteria are visible.

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arran_angus
arran_angus

I noticed that a while ago and while it doesn't overly concern me I'm surprised there hasn't been a solution for such a mass manufactured product

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Siddharth Prakash +2921
Siddharth Prakash

This is the way engineering should be taught

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Rishabh Vailaya +1
Rishabh Vailaya

@Força Kong he didn't laugh at his name. He merely asked how it's pronounced.

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Illford +1
Illford

@Cykablaster well it's more enjoyable then the standard school method

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KiLLJoY
KiLLJoY

It is

Hace 2 años
rager1969
rager1969

I remember the pull tab being phased out in the late 70s. As kids, it was a dare to drop the pull tab into the can and drink from it because it could prove dangerous if you accidentally gulped down the sharp tab. I also remember a competing replacement that involved pressing a button on the top of the can to open up the hole. Lastly, I remember the cans getting the taper at the top in the 1980s.

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Ray Wood +1
Ray Wood

7 years late, but this video will always be interesting informative and fun! Little note, we used those pull tabs as kids to make a Christmas ornament chain and put it on the tree. A tribute to dad's love of beer!🤣 Anyway, picking them up kept us from cutting our little feet.

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Greg Morais
Greg Morais

Glad we both saw this video today

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Drăgişan
Drăgişan

Nice video, but to me, the most interesting part of this can is progressive die setup and manufacture of the stay on pop top itself. My Father was one of the Tool & Die Makers at Continental Can Company who worked with the engineers on this design.

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scepticalchymist
scepticalchymist

Wow. That was a concise and clear description. Such a relief in comparison with other videos which don't get to the point. Thanks a lot.

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Andrew Charles
Andrew Charles

Thanks for your well explained video. I appreciate your attention to detail.

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jim maybee +1
jim maybee

.... I made my granddaughter watch this after I saw it and she agreed, great teacher, learned some actual interesting stuff and all about a boring can :)

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stan wile
stan wile

At 6:08, there is another step. After the flange is folded out, its outer edge is again uneven from the necking and flange creation. There is a final trimming step making a consistent lip size around the can. This happens on the same machine folding out the flange but as a separate operation in the process.

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Mr. Cube-T
Mr. Cube-T

Thank you for this very informative video. It's the best I've seen so far, in the category. :D

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Kevin M +435
Kevin M

Back when I did calculus regularly, I once used it to determine the most efficient cylindrical shape that a soda can should be. If I remember correctly, the most efficient design was wider and shorter than what is currently used. The manufacturers don’t use the most efficient cylinder design because shelf space on a grocery store is limited more on the x and y axis than the z axis. So, the amount of aluminum in each can today is more than it needs to be if horizontal space was not a concern.

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Found Sheep
Found Sheep

you're forgetting 1 thing, even if they did make em more efficient, people wouldn't buy em as the current ones are more comfortable to hold

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Bnethor
Bnethor

Well there's also ease of use for the consumer; grabbing things with too much circumference can get annoying - similarly if you have big hands it gets awkward to hold something that's not tall enough in a manner that's comfortable to drink out of. Also soda cans are already stacked on top of each other in grocery stores and a wider design would allow those stacks to be higher so I doubt it's as a significant factor than the usability.

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瓦森
瓦森

The wider the can, the thicker the wall needed to sustain the same pressure. I don't believe that wider and shorter is the solution, because of growing wall thickness.

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Monkey Wheel +1
Monkey Wheel

@Vincent van go touch grass 🧘‍♀️

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Matt Arbon
Matt Arbon

@Wassux yeah thats why im thinking too. it was an interesting story for sure, but you are probably right

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Dorothy Michalenka
Dorothy Michalenka

I LOVE this video!!! I spent 16 yrs working in this industry and often held peoples attention when I explained what I did for a living. Always thought about the amazing amount of science that went into the profitable production of cans. Yet no one really gives them a thought

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Gerri Pablo
Gerri Pablo

I found this video very informative, but I would like to know why Americans are not able to pronounce the word " solder" it's not sodder! It's 'Sol - der' Der!

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d naylor
d naylor

in Australia we also had another evolution before the modern "stay on tab".. it was called a "push button top", there were two push down buttons on the top of the can, a small vent you push down on first then a bigger one to drink out of.. some though would only partially open the big one and place a straw in the smaller one to avoid bees climbing in while at picnics...

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