With summer temperatures reaching record highs in many places, people around the world are finding ways to cool off. What better way to do so than drinking a refreshing beverage? Most of our favorite drinks come from cans. Every year, we use about 200 billion aluminum cans from beer and soda consumption. This comes to 6,700 cans every second - enough to go around the planet every 17 hours!
Have you ever thought about how these steel and aluminum containers are manufactured? The process is quite interesting with many steps … forming, trimming, cleaning, decorating, necking, inspection … but with any precise manufacturing, there are challenges. Using the right parts such as composites in canning applications CAN help!