With the steep rise in sales of electrical vehicles the demand for batteries is increasing rapidly. One of the battery technologies, as for example used by Tesla, is to build the battery pack from cylindrical cells, which are made using established battery casing technology. The battery casing (the so-called battery can) is typically manufactured from steel. During drawing so-called earing occurs, which must be trimmed, and thus material is lost, i.e. waste is generated. The aim of the current project is to create a model to establish for a given tooling geometry what amount of planar anisotropy can be tolerated in the sheet material. And vice versa, given a certain amount of planar anisotropy, which tooling design will allow for a robust battery can manufacturing process.