Have you heard of aluminium? It’s a chemical element with the atomic number 13, which you probably know better as aluminum. It is light, durable, but still functional. It’s one of the key engineering materials used for your house, car and other transportation, phones and other gadgets, and of course, refrigerators. There is not much information few decades ago and now, we use them for most of our equipment. Let’s see how it benefits us compared to other materials!
Aluminium is very light for it only has a weight of 2.7 g/cm3 and that’s only a third that of steel. That’s why it is used for vehicles. It can reduce the weight and therefore the vehicle will require lesser energy and that is why you’ll cut energy consumption significantly. As light as it is, the strength is still commendable and therefore you don’t have to worry about it breaking down.
As strong as aluminium is, it is still as flexible as other materials or even more. Aluminium is made of combination of properties. This makes it great for different purposes as it can easily be shaped into anything you want. It can undergo processes of extrusion, forging and casting, or rolling. Point is, there’s virtually unlimited potential as to what this material can do. It can be used for your house. You can install aluminium stair treads, utensils, home essentials, and others on top of the equipment for your workplace.
It is eco-friendly or we can say “recyclable”. This is definitely a great trait of aluminium since you will help the environment by using this. It is 100 percent recyclable but this doesn’t compromise its quality. The production of aluminium requires less energy so you’ll help the environmentfrom the start. Not to mention that recycling or re-melting this material also requires lesser energy. Until the end, you’ll save energy just by using aluminium. Now that’s a beautiful trait to possess.
There are several safety benefits of aluminium. One is that it is a non-combustible construction materal, meaning it does not burn. So you don’t need to worry about it exploding and causing problems in your house or workplace. Well, you still need to use your common sense and remember that temperatures beyond 600°C. However, unlike other materials, it does not release any harmful chemicals when burned. Another impressive safety benefit to note is it can take effective non slip coating for various purposes, mainly for stairs.