Category: Aluminum Alloys

Mineral silicon
Silicon and Its Most Popular Uses in Metals

How Silicon Is Typically Used in Metals In the landscape of today’s high-tech world, you’ve likely heard about silicon and its use in microchips for everything from cars to personal computers. Silicon’s primary feature, the one that makes it popular for use in electronics, is its semi-conductivity. This trait makes it more or less conductive,…

Cold Working Aluminum Alloys

When considering working and manufacturing with metals, particularly with aluminum, the first thoughts are centered on the heating process with hot furnaces where the metal is heated to extremely high temperatures and then wrought or cast into form. However, there is another type of process to strengthen the metal that involves adding other alloys to…

Heat Treatable Aluminum Alloy Series

We wouldn’t be able to enjoy our world without aluminum. From cans holding vegetables to cars and aerospace technologies, aluminum alloys are a significant part of our world. When we think of aluminum, the reflective and light material comes to mind. Yet aluminum is very strong, durable and malleable, especially when combined with other elements….

Grain Refinement of Aluminium Alloys

Look around you. You live in a world that contains raw materials that are formed and produced into the products you use and the homes you live in. One of the most widely available metals in the world is aluminum. It is the second most abundant element in the environment as we use it in…