The perks of using aluminum are vast, including strength, versatility, pliability and more uniquely, its lightweight nature. The many benefits of aluminum are what make it such a useful and popular material for a nearly infinite number of practical applications. Our state-of-the-art facility in Lafayette, IN has the ability to produce lightweight aluminum extrusions with excellent rigidity and flexibility.
Aluminum has advantages over other common metals. For instance, aluminum is, on average, one-third the weight of steel while being much less dense. While this means that aluminum is not typically as strong, the advantages far exceed the downfalls when considering the application. Besides being more lightweight, the malleable nature of aluminum makes it so much more versatile that other metals would literally be destroyed in an attempt to produce the kinds of shapes that aluminum can.
Aluminum is commonly used for beverage cans and provides a clean finish that can be painted for labeling purposes, remain light enough for ease of shipping, and retain the strength to stand up to the pressure of canning.
And don’t forget the huge assortment parts and connectors that go into making electronics like computers, phones, etc. to make them function properly without being too heavy for daily use.
The automotive industry is well invested in aluminum production, needing metals with a high malleability and strength while remaining light enough to provide fuel efficient, better performing vehicles for commercial and consumer automotive and transportation industries.
The building and construction industries use a large amount of aluminum, from HVAC systems and electrical parts to structural beams and siding. Aluminum is strong enough to perform these functions without being heavy and costly like other metals.