Aluminum

Getting a Good Hold on Aluminum

Getting a Good Hold on Aluminum

It’s easy to forget that aluminum, one of the most commonly used metals, is not magnetic and therefore, presents a handful of manufacturing challenges. Aluminum is used in many consumer products, especially in the food and beverage category. When was the aluminum can introduced? 1957! So for many, the can has served as a constant throughout our lives. It’s light. It’s easily malleable. It’s cost effective. It’s easy to open. It doesn’t rust. And it has a clean, sheen aesthetically pleasing appearance. During...

aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air

Aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air

Aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air systems Aluminum piping offers many advantages for compressed air installation including reduced costs and increased longevity Kyri McDonough, Transair 11/08/2013 Traditionally, engineers have specified a variety of piping materials for compressed air systems, including black iron, galvanized steel, copper, stainless steel and even plastic. More recently, aluminum piping has become an option considered by many contractors, architects and engineering firms. Aluminum piping makes sense for compressed air systems in many different applications. Black iron and galvanized steel...