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IN Creative ON 15 Dec, 2015
Genius things are all around us. We are too busy with our lives to look around for such stuff. The cans, we drink beverages every day from, are of that shape for a reason. Have you ever wondered that the can could be of any shape or size, but why that cylindrical shape? The shape of that simple can has a very scientific reason behind it. Read on to find out the reason for the same.
Let's look at some shapes and find out the reason, why they can't form cans. A can cannot be of a spherical shape as it would take up a lot of space in the pack. Also, when placed upside down, the can would roll over the table. A can cannot have a cubic structure as it would be nearly impossible to drink from.
A regular blank is taken, which is placed between a die and the can holder. To make the structure strong, the pressure is put upon the structure. This is the basic or the bottom structure of our can. The pressure results in the formation of a cup.
After the above step, the structure is put through a redrawing pin. Then it is passed to an ironing pin. After completing the above steps, the can starts to look a little bit familiar.
The bottom of the can is pushed inside. This makes the structure of the can stable and stronger than before. Doing this ensures that the can once placed on a surface, won't fall off.
The can is not filled with liquid until it is coated with a layer of epoxy lacquer. If this is not done, the liquid inside the can starts smelling like a metal.
After completing the above steps, the company prints its logo as well as other details onto the body of the can. The branding of the can has a great effect on the company's profit.
The part or the tab you use for punching, firstly goes through a 1st class lever and then onto a 2nd class. This pushes the can, and it is opened.
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