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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.
☛ 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...

Komentáře: 22 778 

  1. Chris Clowers

    Chris Clowers

    Před 3 lety

    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.

    • John Simth

      John Simth

      Před 11 dny

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

    • John Simth

      John Simth

      Před 11 dny

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

    • oscar montana

      oscar montana

      Před 12 dny

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

    • TrumpWon!

      TrumpWon!

      Před 18 dny

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

    • verne51

      verne51

      Před 22 dny

      naa. this was boring AF.

  2. Alexander The Great

    Alexander The Great

    Před měsícem

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

    • Pranav Rampal

      Pranav Rampal

      Před 8 dny

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

    • Oscar Lee

      Oscar Lee

      Před 11 dny

      ok i like it

    • Dave Ramer

      Dave Ramer

      Před 23 dny

      @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.

    • Shiroi omoi

      Shiroi omoi

      Před 26 dny

      @AndrewWithEase11 11 excessively based and rationality-pilled

  3. Admiral Biatch

    Admiral Biatch

    Před měsícem

    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!

    • Oscar Lee

      Oscar Lee

      Před 11 dny

      Yes, everything is correct and to the point

    • John Simth

      John Simth

      Před 11 dny

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

    • John Simth

      John Simth

      Před 11 dny

      He also ends the video by telling people to go to other video sites to get more knowledge, telling people to LEAVE his CZstate 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"

    • cacahuete man

      cacahuete man

      Před 20 dny

      No NordVPN sponsorship red alert

    • Thirdie Dinauto

      Thirdie Dinauto

      Před 22 dny

      Sponsorship helps the channel...

  4. diegovski

    diegovski

    Před měsícem

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

    • Thierry Girardier

      Thierry Girardier

      Před 10 dny

      Ba-dum-tss

    • A Chaille

      A Chaille

      Před 10 dny

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

    • Account that I'll use to comment

      Account that I'll use to comment

      Před 10 dny

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

    • Wincognito

      Wincognito

      Před 15 dny

      r/angryupvote

    • A Chaille

      A Chaille

      Před 22 dny

      Dang!!! Punished again!!

  5. Hank's Adventures

    Hank's Adventures

    Před měsícem

    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+

  6. alphabet soup

    alphabet soup

    Před rokem

    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.

    • Anik M

      Anik M

      Před 7 dny

      @Vachan Panicker 101 how's that work?

    • Lew Hunt

      Lew Hunt

      Před 8 dny

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

    • shaquille.oatmeal

      shaquille.oatmeal

      Před 8 dny

      😟

    • Keks

      Keks

      Před měsícem

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

  7. Judah Nat

    Judah Nat

    Před 14 dny

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

  8. Tomáš Procházka

    Tomáš Procházka

    Před 29 dny

    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!

  9. Evin Chester

    Evin Chester

    Před 17 dny

    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.

  10. James Olson

    James Olson

    Před měsícem

    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.

  11. WhatIsMisophonia

    WhatIsMisophonia

    Před rokem

    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.

    • r sanchez

      r sanchez

      Před 3 měsíci

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

    • Jack Nickson

      Jack Nickson

      Před 8 měsíci

      @LostHeart same tbh.

    • Joseph Michael

      Joseph Michael

      Před 8 měsíci

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

    • Jack Nickson

      Jack Nickson

      Před 9 měsíci

      @An Actual Texan 📸🤨

  12. Christian Zafiroglu

    Christian Zafiroglu

    Před měsícem

    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.

    • ThatBugBehindYou

      ThatBugBehindYou

      Před měsícem

      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.

  13. David Dessert

    David Dessert

    Před 20 dny

    I remember an interview with the guy who holds the patent for the can’s inner lining that helps it resist acidic corrosion. He stated that he would never eat or drink from a can because of the materials in the lining needed to resist this corrosion for weeks, months, or even years.

  14. Mark Dear

    Mark Dear

    Před měsícem

    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.

    • Roy Boy

      Roy Boy

      Před 20 dny

      Yep same in Australia.

    • Imperial Pint

      Imperial Pint

      Před 26 dny

      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. ;)

    • James Wright

      James Wright

      Před měsícem

      USA hated pay in royalties to push in tops

  15. Chris

    Chris

    Před měsícem

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

  16. Quaglium Quagnarr

    Quaglium Quagnarr

    Před 4 lety

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

    • Paul Sernine

      Paul Sernine

      Před 3 lety

      @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

    • Steve Johnson

      Steve Johnson

      Před 3 lety

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

    • J Money

      J Money

      Před 3 lety

      Fk67Lg 34 definitely

    • Harv

      Harv

      Před 3 lety

      If teachers teach like this I would learn soo much

    • Fk67Lg

      Fk67Lg

      Před 4 lety

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

  17. Matthew Flint

    Matthew Flint

    Před 9 dny

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

  18. Kenneth Lowry

    Kenneth Lowry

    Před 13 dny

    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.

  19. Toasty

    Toasty

    Před měsícem

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

  20. G. W.

    G. W.

    Před měsícem

    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 🇩🇪

  21. Huzzzer

    Huzzzer

    Před rokem

    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 👍

    • stealthis

      stealthis

      Před měsícem

      Look at the creation date

    • Glasses&Mouthplates

      Glasses&Mouthplates

      Před měsícem

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

    • Patrick McLaughlin

      Patrick McLaughlin

      Před měsícem

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

    • placeholder name

      placeholder name

      Před měsícem

      @Jay Elimination ????

    • engineerguy

      engineerguy

      Před rokem

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

  22. x666x34b

    x666x34b

    Před měsícem

    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!

  23. smart451cab

    smart451cab

    Před 24 dny

    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.

    • smart451cab

      smart451cab

      Před 17 dny

      @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.

    • Evin Chester

      Evin Chester

      Před 17 dny

      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.

  24. Jeff P

    Jeff P

    Před 15 dny

    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.

  25. S/\LT.

    S/\LT.

    Před 29 dny

    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!

  26. xisumavoid

    xisumavoid

    Před 7 lety

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

    • Keks

      Keks

      Před měsícem

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

    • SmoothTurtle

      SmoothTurtle

      Před 8 měsíci

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

    • M. M.

      M. M.

      Před 8 měsíci

      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.

    • Louis Weisz

      Louis Weisz

      Před 9 měsíci

      Holy crap you’re here

    • ElektroGumIndustries

      ElektroGumIndustries

      Před 9 měsíci

      Hi shishwammy

  27. LegitPiglet78

    LegitPiglet78

    Před 8 dny

    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!

  28. Kevin Sullivan

    Kevin Sullivan

    Před měsícem

    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.

  29. Gwyn the Gnome

    Gwyn the Gnome

    Před 22 dny

    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).

  30. randy dewees

    randy dewees

    Před měsícem

    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.

  31. Jerry Heartlead

    Jerry Heartlead

    Před 3 lety

    He explains it pretty clearly, because he can.

    • Syclone0044

      Syclone0044

      Před měsícem

      🎶 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. 🎶

    • mercoid

      mercoid

      Před 3 lety

      It’s uncanny how well he explains it.

    • Fulcrum29

      Fulcrum29

      Před 3 lety

      Can you?

    • Ioanne Intal

      Ioanne Intal

      Před 3 lety

      Stop it please

  32. Benjamin Frost

    Benjamin Frost

    Před měsícem

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

  33. Maria Camila Galvis

    Maria Camila Galvis

    Před 14 dny

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

  34. Dickerson Charlie

    Dickerson Charlie

    Před měsícem

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

  35. Seamus de Mora

    Seamus de Mora

    Před měsícem

    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?

  36. Ender Martin

    Ender Martin

    Před 10 měsíci

    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

    • Ender Martin

      Ender Martin

      Před měsícem

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

    • Digital Footballer

      Digital Footballer

      Před měsícem

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

    • Ender Martin

      Ender Martin

      Před měsícem

      @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 :)

    • Chris Gal

      Chris Gal

      Před měsícem

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

    • M AE23

      M AE23

      Před měsícem

      Alternate dimension 😭

  37. Stuart Pe-Win

    Stuart Pe-Win

    Před měsícem

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

  38. nonduality42

    nonduality42

    Před 25 dny

    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

  39. TaffytheGreat

    TaffytheGreat

    Před měsícem

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

  40. MazMazda3

    MazMazda3

    Před 16 dny

    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.

  41. Guts Hill

    Guts Hill

    Před 8 měsíci

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

    • C M

      C M

      Před měsícem

      @engineerguy come back to us!

    • C C

      C C

      Před měsícem

      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.

    • Sarvajit Kulkarni

      Sarvajit Kulkarni

      Před měsícem

      @sniper_monke dayum

    • Truer words have never been spoken, My Princess!

      Truer words have never been spoken, My Princess!

      Před měsícem

      It's reality amazing what Human intellect can achieve

    • Brady Landry

      Brady Landry

      Před měsícem

      @sniper_monke that’s cool

  42. Simon Johnson

    Simon Johnson

    Před měsícem

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

  43. Ragingsilver

    Ragingsilver

    Před měsícem

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

  44. DakLak Digital

    DakLak Digital

    Před 23 dny

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

  45. Austyn Rivera

    Austyn Rivera

    Před měsícem

    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?

    • engineerguy

      engineerguy

      Před měsícem

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

  46. R'mur

    R'mur

    Před 4 lety

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

    • Texan.Insomniac

      Texan.Insomniac

      Před 3 lety

      Same

    • xlaythe

      xlaythe

      Před 3 lety

      took the words right out of my mouth

    • Colin McCarthy

      Colin McCarthy

      Před 3 lety

      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.

    • Liam Skeen

      Liam Skeen

      Před 3 lety

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

  47. NeonDemon

    NeonDemon

    Před měsícem

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

  48. Spencer Cartmen

    Spencer Cartmen

    Před 28 dny

    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!

  49. Keokanis

    Keokanis

    Před 25 dny

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

  50. christine beames

    christine beames

    Před měsícem

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

  51. Beeptown

    Beeptown

    Před 2 lety

    I want a ball can now I don’t care if it rolls

    • TYLER SWIFTSWORD

      TYLER SWIFTSWORD

      Před 2 měsíci

      Just some balls in a can it doesn't matter if you put own balls in it because its still a "ball can"

    • The king of gamers

      The king of gamers

      Před 11 měsíci

      @e x p a n s i o n p a k GRENADE OUT *shakes can*

    • Gökay Taşpınar

      Gökay Taşpınar

      Před 11 měsíci

      Lol same

  52. Harry

    Harry

    Před 24 dny

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

  53. Corrupt Xanax

    Corrupt Xanax

    Před 25 dny

    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

  54. Bruce Wilson

    Bruce Wilson

    Před měsícem

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

  55. harrr53

    harrr53

    Před měsícem

    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.

    • arran_angus

      arran_angus

      Před měsícem

      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

  56. DARTH NIHILUS

    DARTH NIHILUS

    Před rokem

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

    • HudTJ

      HudTJ

      Před rokem

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

    • HudTJ

      HudTJ

      Před rokem

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

    • Jobbe Wijnen

      Jobbe Wijnen

      Před rokem

      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. ;-)

    • invisibilius

      invisibilius

      Před rokem

      thank you darth nihilus

    • Matt Mahoney

      Matt Mahoney

      Před rokem

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

  57. Shaun Drezek

    Shaun Drezek

    Před měsícem

    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.

  58. Ben Vela

    Ben Vela

    Před měsícem

    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.

  59. alpenglo

    alpenglo

    Před měsícem

    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!

  60. Vikas

    Vikas

    Před 17 dny

    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.

  61. Michael Shick

    Michael Shick

    Před 2 měsíci

    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.

    • At

      At

      Před 22 dny

      @engineerguy make more videos. That is an order

    • Thabz Mad

      Thabz Mad

      Před 22 dny

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

    • SLC Punk!

      SLC Punk!

      Před měsícem

      Same

    • nessi777

      nessi777

      Před měsícem

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

  62. Ivar Donado

    Ivar Donado

    Před 19 dny

    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!

  63. Thomas Thorne

    Thomas Thorne

    Před 28 dny

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

  64. Allwyn Xavier

    Allwyn Xavier

    Před 22 dny

    Such simple yet precise animations! What a delight

  65. Abiud Joseph

    Abiud Joseph

    Před měsícem

    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.

  66. DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK

    DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK

    Před 3 lety

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

    • Noobilicious

      Noobilicious

      Před měsícem

      And 39 seconds!

    • DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK

      DSN DAN SEGOV NETWORK

      Před 3 lety

      Danger X69 Thank you very much

    • Danger X69

      Danger X69

      Před 3 lety

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

  67. Jackal1412

    Jackal1412

    Před 23 dny

    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 :)

  68. Curtis Marta

    Curtis Marta

    Před 17 dny

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

  69. DualDesertEagle

    DualDesertEagle

    Před měsícem

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

  70. Autonova

    Autonova

    Před měsícem

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

  71. Siddharth Prakash

    Siddharth Prakash

    Před 2 lety

    This is the way engineering should be taught

    • Rishabh Vailaya

      Rishabh Vailaya

      Před 2 lety

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

    • Illford

      Illford

      Před 2 lety

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

    • KiLLJoY

      KiLLJoY

      Před 2 lety

      It is

  72. BaldPipeSmoker

    BaldPipeSmoker

    Před 12 dny

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

  73. Heinrichs Made

    Heinrichs Made

    Před měsícem

    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.

  74. Just Me

    Just Me

    Před 27 dny

    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!

  75. PPP AEO

    PPP AEO

    Před měsícem

    I always watch this and the "how to turn a sphere outside-in" video every now and then, is always interesting and entertaining.

  76. Erick G.

    Erick G.

    Před 2 lety

    I know what I’m going to talk about for 3 hours at my next house party

    • rich deering

      rich deering

      Před 5 dny

      At school, as a punishment, one particular teacher would make us write a long, so many worded essay, (I can’t remember exactly how many words, but it was quite substantial), on the inside of a ping pong ball. This was back in the 70’s, so no internet to inspire, or plagiarise, therefore we were limited to our own imagination; but, surprisingly, I really enjoyed the challenge. However, a word of advice… not everyone is like me, (or you; I mean you watch these kinds of videos too), you may only succeed in ruining your house party.

    • Evan Quirk

      Evan Quirk

      Před 10 dny

      That party sounds tight, can I come?

    • chacharesarish

      chacharesarish

      Před 12 dny

      😄😂😂

    • Komi is my waifu

      Komi is my waifu

      Před 13 dny

      I was about to go tell my mum all about it

    • Mehmet A.

      Mehmet A.

      Před 14 dny

      Ahahaa

  77. Felipe

    Felipe

    Před 29 dny

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

  78. Dorothy Michalenka

    Dorothy Michalenka

    Před měsícem

    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

    • Gerri Pablo

      Gerri Pablo

      Před 17 dny

      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!

  79. Ryan S.

    Ryan S.

    Před měsícem

    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.

  80. Michael Neville

    Michael Neville

    Před 28 dny

    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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