Aluminum is the metal of the future. It is not only environmentally friendly, lightweight, naturally corrosion-resistant, high-strength, but also has good thermal and electrical conductivity.
While the construction industry continues to dominate the use of aluminum extrusion profiles
, industry use has expanded as more engineers and designers understand the nearly limitless design possibilities when using aluminum extrusion profiles.
Here are three industries where aluminum takes center stage:
1. Aerospace and aerospace industries
Aluminum has been a big part of the aerospace market from the beginning—the original Wright Brothers models used aluminum parts in the engine to save weight. Today, aluminum accounts for 75-80% of modern aircraft and is often chosen for structures and engines due to its lightweight yet durable properties. Aluminum extrusion profiles are also one of the main components of many spacecraft.
2. Transportation industry
In the transportation industry where specific strength is critical, aluminum extrusion profiles are ideal for engine blocks, transmission housings, panels, roof rails and chassis, as well as vehicle bodies and components for automobiles, ships, trucks, railroad and subway vehicles .
The transportation industry is the second largest user of aluminum extrusion profiles and is growing. Automotive engineers and designers are always looking for ways to replace steel components with aluminum to improve fuel efficiency and performance. Electric vehicles are also using aluminum extensively.
3. Electronics industry
Today, aluminum extrusion profiles are used in many electrical and electronic devices. Due to its unique electrical and thermal conductivity, custom aluminum profiles are often used for motor housings, high heat sinks and internal frames. In some cases, complete product enclosures are designed in aluminum, which can be found on many laptops, cell phones, and HDTVs.