- Aluminum is a lightweight, non-magnetic, silver-colored metal that can be formed into almost any shape.Aluminum
Why choose Aluminum？
Aluminum can be rolled into thick plates for armored tanks or thin foil for wrappers. It can also be drawn into wire and made into cans.
Pure aluminum is soft and has limited strength. Small amounts of elements such as copper, magnesium, and zinc are often added to increase strength.
Aluminum is a comparatively new industrial metal that has been produced in commercial quantities for just over 100 years.Applications:Aircraft PartsAuto PartsLighting FixturesHandle and KnobsCooking UtensilsEngine PartsOptical ReflectorsMedical DevicesAdvantages:
Ø Weight-Aluminum is a very light material compared to others like steel, iron, copper or zinc.
Ø Strength-Aluminum does not have a high tensile strength by itself but it can be easily alloyed with other materials such as Silicon or Copper (among others) to increase this property
Ø Processing-Almost all methods can be used with aluminum (machining, welding, forming, extruding) and most times it is easier to process than other metals.
Ø Conductivity-Due to its light weight, aluminum has a thermal conductivity three times higher than steel which makes it a great heat ex-changer.
Ø Corrosion Resistance-Aluminum naturally protects itself by forming a layer of oxide in its surface when in contact with the atmosphere that prevents further corrosion.
Ø Environmentally Friendy-Almost all methods can be used with aluminum (machining, welding, forming, extruding) and most times it is easier to process than other metals.Aluminum Alloy:
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