Study about can manufacturing process and the importance of their geometry to achieve optimized cans
Tutor / directorSalán Ballesteros, Maria Núria
Document typeMaster thesis
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This study is focused on understand Can manufacturing process from the beginning, the coil, to the end, finished Cans. First part of this study presents an explanation about the basic theory and operation of a two-piece drawn and ironed Can making line. Different Can states during the process are defined and tools involved during the process are explained. In addition, Tool Pack calculations are evaluated. In the second part, a real Can design is analyzed looking forward to find a new lightweight Can modifying some input parameters. The analysis will show the most optimum option for the Can and tool design, as well as the economic impact that light weight has.
The aim of this study is to understand Cans manufacturing process from the beginning (aluminium coil) to the end (finished Cans): In addition, Explanation of tools set used in the process will be detailed, as well as its location, its funtcion and the importance of its geometry to achieve specific Cans.During the study, an example of a Can with dimensions X and capacity Y will be studied/analysed, also the tools related to optimized design of the Can (lightweight Can). To do this, a generic can will be parametrized and configured with a drawing software for possible modifications (if necessary) or geometry improvement.Finally, two Cans with similar characteristics (optimised versus non-optimised) will be compared in order to analyse pros and cons.
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN ENGINYERIA INDUSTRIAL (Pla 2013)