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ImChubby
12-14-2004, 11:27 PM
I am trying to find the specification for a 250ml can. Specifically the can used by Red Bull, mostly the diameter.

I've Googled, and Googled all to no avail. Sites all over the place can tell me there are 200, 224, 250, 300, ????? size cans. Great, but what are the specs?

The closest I have come is applying the volume of a cylinder formula, guessing the height is the same as a 12oz can. This is inaccurate at best since the cans have irregular shapes and I am not going to study a can to derive a calculus solution.

Thanks for any help.

Android
12-15-2004, 12:15 PM
well, you could always buy a can and use a tape measure....

ImChubby
12-15-2004, 02:06 PM
Ah!! Yes!!!

Never had that thought occurred to me, never. As any one schooled in measuring knows it is an inexact science. My tape measure may not be callibrated for the temperature, etc, etc, etc...

Thanks though. Good suggesstion.

Possibly someone knows the solution to this conundrum?

DPDude
12-15-2004, 04:00 PM
Try using contacting people at one of the following sites:

http://www.rexam.com

http://www.ball.com

http://www.cancentral.com

The first two are the major manufacturers of aluminum cans and the third is a canning industry organization.

ImChubby
12-16-2004, 02:05 AM
Thanks for the links!!!

I understand the oddity of my request, and thanks again.

ImChubby
12-16-2004, 02:32 AM
DPDude

Thanks again. I found exactly what I needed at Rexam! Awesome!

I can't begin to count the time I wasted trying to get through Alcoa's website.

My project just got about 90% closer to being complete.