Aluminium is an element with the atomic symbol Al, together with an atomic number of 13. Aluminium possesses a low density similar to those of iron, however, it has a much higher affinity for oxygen than other known metals. The physical and electrical properties of aluminium allow it to be used for a variety of purposes and it can be shaped using Tapping Machines like the ones from Cotswold Machinery Sales. As it has very little porosity, it is able to be used for alloys, where it is used for the major component in forging and stamping. As the only known metal which does not lend itself easily to corrosion.
Aluminium can be divided into two major categories based on the way in which it is formed. The first type is poly aluminium chloride, or simply aluminium chloride; this is the most commonly used form of aluminium in industry today. The other type is thermoplastic aluminium; aluminium salts are also used to manufacture many products, including marine fuel compounds, anti-icing compounds, automotive alloy wheels, and even synthetic rubbers and plastics.
Aluminium is used in a variety of industries such as aeronautical constructions, automobile and transportation design, railway locomotives, and shipbuilding. In recent years, manufacturers of cosmetics, rubber products, PVC pipes, and batteries have also begun to use Al(s) for their products due to the fact that they are strong, lightweight, corrosion resistant, and non-corrosive.