Is their tools that can unfold metal folds like soda cans?

7 Answers

Relevance
  • 8 months ago

    Not so the can would look like it had never been folded.

  • 9 months ago

    A rubber fitting in the opening and compressed air will do it.

  • John
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Even a superior sheet metal worker would have trouble with soda cans. They are as thin as thin can be. If you want to play with some aluminum you can buy sheets that are more reasonable at your Home center store...

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Not really as the metal is stretched to form the bottom.  You can't undo stretch marks. so you just cut off the ends. Aluminum don't do that cold, not twice.  It gets brittle.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 9 months ago

    Sounds like something to invent. If nothing else, to cut the crimp off of the can so the wall can be flattened. 

  • 9 months ago

    not an easy task -- the metal tend to break at the folds. best you can do is use pliers, strength, and care

  • hooray
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    There are tools and techniques for restoring bent or crumpled metal objects. It isn't usually a single-step or single-tool process though. A skilled professional performing such work here in the UK is called a panel beater. Tools commonly used include hammers, dollies (a kind of small handheld anvil to work against, often improvised), pliers, clamps, vices. Also spanners, screwdrivers, and so on for dismantling into component parts. Some work might require heating with a blowtorch to make the metal more malleable, which obviously requires a lot of care and protective clothing to avoid burns. Try working cold metal first with basic hand tools, straightening out something of no value. Wear gloves and beware sharp or abrasive edges.

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.