Forging aluminum plate?

Does anyone know how many soda cans or will take to make an aluminum plate that is a square foot

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  • 1 month ago

    24 cans make a pound of aluminum.  How thick do you want your plate to be?

  • 1 month ago

    One, to make one a small fraction of an inch thick...

    Probably a hundred or more for half an inch thick.

    As you do not state the thickness, it's guess work.

    Work out the actual volume, convert to mass based on the density of aluminium being 2.7 grams per cubic centimetre then collect enough cans to total 50% more than that, at a guess. 

    [There is a lot of oxide on the surfaces of all the thin sheet metal, plus aluminium oxidises very readily, so there will be a lot of dross/slag.]

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