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…
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More Aluminum is produced than any other non-ferrous metal, and none has such a diverse range of uses. The metal has a high thermal and electrical conductivity and high strength, particularly when alloyed with small quantities of other metals such as silicon and manganese. It is extremely ductile, and can be cast comparatively easily into all kinds of complex shapes.
Its resistance to corrosion and its attractive appearance makes this metal suitable for many applications in the construction industry. Its lightness (aluminum is less than half as heavy as steel) makes it the most important metal in the aircraft industry. The versatility of aluminum explains its popularity.
It competes with copper in its application of electricity, with steel in construction, with zinc for castings and with stainless steel in its corrosion free properties. It is also used for “de-oxidizing”, that is the property of removing oxygen from molten iron and steel. There are few manufacturing and industrial activities which do not have a substantial use for this most useful of metals
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Aluminum master alloys help metallurgists fine-tune alloys to create materials that are stronger, lighter, and more easily processed Aluminum is the most abundant metallic element in the Earth’s crust—it’s even more common than Iron. In its pure form, though, it’s soft and malleable. It needs to be alloyed with other elements, including Iron, Zinc, Silicon,…