Text icon  TALAT Lecture 3710: Case Study on Can Making

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Description: This lecture gives a background of the design and manufacturing processes of food and beverage cans, which are produced by drawing and drawing & ironing of rolled aluminium alloys. It draws attention to the challenge for materials and production engineers to fulfill contradicting demands and requirements for the production of cans and easy-open lids in a very competitive market. It demonstrates that optimization of all parameters, i.e. design, manufacturing and materials, has resulted in sheet metal forming processes of extremely high productivity and reliability. A good general knowledge of engineering practice and a familiarity with sheet metal forming and properties of aluminium alloys is assumed.
Keywords: machining • forming • forging • sheet • two-piece can • three-piece can • food cans • shallow-drawn cans • deep-drawn cans • food can stock • sheet decoration • food and can handling processing • beverage cans • cupper press • bodymaker press • can washing • base coating • printing • internal laquering • mechanical finishing • beverage can stock • easy-open can lid stock • lid seaming
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Shaping > Deformation > Sheet forming
Processes > Surface treatments > Painting and printing
Applications > Packaging
Applications > Agriculture/food
Product Forms > Flat > Sheet
Other topics > Design
Created by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
Eric Wootton, Alcan Deutschland GmbH, Göttingen
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 01 January 1994
Date added: 25 September 2009
Resource ID: 2215