Aluminium is a precious metal having the symbol Al on its chemical element and atomic number 13. Aluminium has a low density similar to those of pure carbon, which is about one quarter of that of pure gold. When aluminium is in an ionic form (a liquid), it forms a protective membrane around itself in a process called ionic bonding. The membrane’s thickness is dependent on its chemical nature and the amount of time the sample has been exposed to an environment having the given conditions.
Aluminium is extremely light weight but because of its many useful characteristics, aluminium is used in a wide range of industries. For instance, it is widely used as reinforcement in reinforced concrete to provide stronger jointing and more durable structures. It is also widely used as reinforcement in ships, aircraft, trains, and buses because of its excellent structural properties. It is used in the manufacturing of window frames, railway cars, and even buildings and bridges. Because of its strength and malleability, aluminium can be easily moulded into the intricate shapes required by using Bending Machines from companies like Cotswold Machinery Sales.
Aluminium is known for its durability, strength, stiffness, and resistance to high temperatures. It is used in a variety of military hardware including missile launches and missile defence systems, aircraft engines, military vehicles, power generators, computer motors, and even bullet-proof vests. Due to its all round properties, aluminium is frequently used as a building material. Aluminium is commonly used as in-frame sections for constructing skyscrapers, as reinforcing wire for constructing ships, as reinforced panels for constructing buildings and as cast members in aircraft.