Aluminum Parts in the Manufacturing Industry
Manufacturing professionals in the electrical, transportation, construction, food processing and packaging, medical device, power generation, plumbing and consumer products sectors choose to use aluminum for the great majority of their metal parts. Aluminum parts are commonly used in engine and drive train components, pressure-tight valve bodies, electronic devices, aircraft and automobile assemblies, long-distance power lines, satellite dishes, appliances and many other products.
Aluminum has a low density, which means it is lightweight yet strong and easy to move, making it the preferred choice for manufacturing large parts. Natural corrosion resistance makes aluminum the ideal material for applications exposed to corroding agents, such as vehicles and kitchen cabinets.
Lightweight, corrosion-resistant aluminum allows designers to make consumer products lighter and more durable, vehicles and aircraft more fuel-efficient and less polluting, electronics more resistant to overheating and power lines more resistant to the elements.