Aluminum, the third most abundant metal present in the earth’s crust, is used in many different applications. No other metal comes even close to aluminum when it comes to the variety of things and industries aluminum is used in.

What Makes Aluminum So Incredibly Popular?

Here are the characteristics of aluminum making it ideal for use in a variety of construction industries.

  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Ductile
  • Durable
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Malleable
  • Odorless
  • Conductive

Due to these characteristics, almost all industries make use of aluminum one way or the other.

Industries that Use Aluminum

Here are the industries which have an extensive use of aluminum.

Transportation: Due to its ideal strength to weight ratio, it is ideal to be used in the transportation industry. It is used in manufacturing vehicles and their parts and improve the fuel efficiency due to its light weight. Rail systems are also made using aluminum and even space shuttles and space crafts have as much as 50-90% of aluminum alloys used to manufacture their body and parts.

Construction: Since aluminum is corrosion resistant, buildings made using it are virtually maintenance free. It is also thermally efficient which keep your house  or business cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It can also be cut to any desired shape due it its ability to be curved in any design, thus allowing the architects to build freely which does not come with using steel, plastic or wood.

Electrical: The low density and high conductivity of aluminum makes it a great option to be used for long distance power lines. It is more ductile compared to copper and can be easily formed into wires. The wires made using aluminum also are corrosion resistant, hence protected from elements.

Consumer Goods: The appearance of aluminum makes it frequently used in manufacturing consumer goods. It is used in the manufacturing of smartphones, laptops, flat screen TVs etc., giving them a sophisticated and sleek look and feel.

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