Benefits of Al13
Aluminum’s strength, hardness, and flexibility are just a few of the characteristics that make this metal so versatile. Aluminum has been proven invaluable in aerospace construction, and its increased use in the automotive, electronic and food-processing industries proves that it is a metal that will continue to endure.
We are passionate about Aluminum and wholly appreciate its many benefits. We offer you several great reasons to consider aluminum for your next project.
- Aluminum is a light metal, about a third of the density of steel, copper, and brass.
- Aluminum has good corrosion resistance to common atmospheric and marine atmospheres. Anodizing can enhance its corrosion resistance and scratch resistance.
- Aluminum has high reflectivity and can be used for decorative applications.
- Some aluminum alloys can match or even exceed the strength of common construction steel.
- Aluminum retains its toughness at very low temperatures, without becoming brittle like carbon steels.
- Aluminum is a good conductor of heat and electricity. When measured by equal cross-sectional area, electrical grade aluminum has conductivity that is approximately 62% of electrical grade annealed copper. However, when compared using equal weight, the conductivity of aluminum is 204% of copper.
- Aluminum is readily worked and formed using a wide variety of forming processes including deep-drawing and roll forming.
- Aluminum is non-toxic and is commonly used in contact with foodstuffs.
- Aluminum can be readily recycled.