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ALUMINUM is a soft and malleable metallic element. It is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust. Because it is lightweight and soft, it is used in a variety of applications.

 
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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Ceiling panels, light fixtures, handrails, wall panels, table tops. The majority of architectural panels are made out of aluminum. The largest use for aluminum in commercial buildings is in such non-structural elements as windows, curtain walls, flashings, sheathing and roofing, and decorative furniture trim.

ADVANTAGES

  • Very lightweight, about one-third the weight of steel, and very strong
  • Exhibits a very high strength to weight ratio
  • Very durable metal, yet easy to work with
  • Offers a no-paint maintenance ability
  • Easily fabricated, formed, welded, riveted or bolted
  • Rust-proof
  • Produces a highly reflective, attractive finish
  • Resistant to corrosion and attack by most chemicals
  • Forms aluminum oxide, one of the hardest man-made substances, when subjected to the commercial process of anodization
  • Anodized aluminum has superior abrasion resistance

DISADVANTAGES

  • Must be either powder coated or anodized to prevent oxidation
  • Water-stains easily
  • Proper storage is required to retain the protective finish, or the bright finish
  • Can corrode quickly if suitable precautions against electrolysis are not maintained
  • Welding requires specialized equipment and training

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