Aluminum is in fact the most widely used non-ferrous metal in the world. According to mining data, in a single year (2005) 31.9 million tons of aluminum is produced. The only metal output to exceed aluminum was iron.
To improve the material’s mechanical properties, aluminum is almost always alloyed. We provide alloyed aluminum here at Metal Associates, and this just means that the metal is mostly aluminum with a slight bit of some other metal added to the compound. For instance, our 1100 aluminum is considered “commercially pure” because it is made of a minimum of 99% aluminum. The remaining one percent or less could have traces of copper, iron, zinc, manganese and silicon. Other less pure forms would have a lower percentage of aluminum and a higher percentage of other metals. This balance makes each particular type of alloy well-suited to different applications. Some alloys are more conductive of electricity, with other are heavier/lighter, etc.
At Metal Associates, it’s our goal to provide all of our customers with a superior service experience from start to finish. We believe in building and maintain strong relationships with all of our clients so that we can expand our reach and continue to cultivate our industry-leading business.
We do whatever we can to respond to the need of our customers in a timely fashion. We’re happy to answer questions and be consulted whenever you need a metal solution for your business. We hope that your industry or business will make Metal Associates its trusted metal supplier. Contact us
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