The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

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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.
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WhatIsMisophonia Anos atrás
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.
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!
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+
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.
The lever is absolutely ingenious! It took me a while to understand the implications but oh once I did it made so much sense!
Quaglium Quagnarr
Quaglium Quagnarr 4 anos atrás
His calm enthusiasm coupled with the knowledge of the process in creating the aluminum can is what makes this so interesting.
Judah Nat
Wow, I am impressed by the level of detail that goes into can manufacturing
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.
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.
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.
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!
Chris Clowers
Chris Clowers 3 anos atrás
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.
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...
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.
SKRUBL0RD Dia atrás
had a lot of cans in my life where i tried opening them and the tab just came right off leaving the can unopened to which i simply replace it with another one and make it someone else's problem
Fam 1981
Excellent video. Not only was the explanation detailed and thorough, but Bill's paused and clear pronunciation makes it easy to understand even for a non-native English speaker.
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alphabet soup Anos atrás
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.
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!
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