What is Aluminum?
Aluminum is a lightweight, non-magnetic, silver-colored metal that can be formed into almost any shape. It can be rolled into thick plates for armored tanks or thin foil for wrappers. It can also be drawn into wire and made into cans.
Pure aluminum is soft and has limited strength. Small amounts of elements such as copper, magnesium, and zinc are often added to increase strength.
Aluminum is a comparatively new industrial metal that has been produced in commercial quantities for just over 100 years.Properties of Aluminum
• Excellent corrosion and chemical resistance
• High strength-to-weight ratio
• Good heat and electrical conductivity
• Easily machined
• Reflects heat and light