30 May '11, 3am

this is how a can is made. We have 30 of them. #wehaveacase

How many pieces make up an aluminum can? Learn how cans are put together during the manufacturing process. How Cans are Made Cup Forming — The process starts with a coiled aluminum sheet which is fed through a press that punches out shallow cups. Redrawing & Ironing — Cups are fed into an ironing press where successive rings redraw and iron the cup and reduce sidewall thickness to achieve a full-length can. The bottom is domed to obtain strength required to withstand internal pressure. Trimming — Cans are spun as a cutting tool trims the rough shell from the inside. Cleaning — The cans are cleaned and pre-treated for decoration and inside coating with the following steps: Pre-clean with water rinse Clean with commercial cleaner Cold water rinse Conditioning Cold water rinse Deionized water rinse Drying Printing & Varnishing — Cans are rolled against a rubber cylinder to pr...

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