White metal obtained from bauxite, first used by sculptors in the late nineteenth century.
A metal used in cookware for its quick and even heating properties and lightness. Usually designed with a stainless steel lining or a nonstick surface for easy cleaning.
A white metal with high tensile strength and low specific gravity. Used for purifying steel.
A common bicycle frame material that is abundant and inexpensive. Its main drawback is that aluminum is not terribly strong, so frames made from aluminum require tubes of substantial diameter. The advantage is it allows for creative frame designs.
A metal used for many bicycle parts. Aluminum is light and does not rust. By weight, it is not as strong as steel, but it weighs 1/3 what a similar volume of steel weighs.
A lightweight, silver-colored, easily worked metal used in sculpture and architecture since about 1930. Aluminum is not an alloy. The melting point of aluminum is 1200 degrees F.
AL, or Alum. A lightweight ductile, tarnish resistant material.
A lightweight, nonrustable metal, commonly used to make soda cans, airplane bodies, and frames for lawn chairs.
The metal often used in semiconductor technology to form the interconnects between devices on a chip. It is usually deposited by evaporation or sputtering.
Lightweight metal commonly used for Nitro car chassis and optional suspension parts (if you don't like the look of standard plastic). May be 'anodised' to add colour. However Aluminum is softer a softer metal than steel or titanium so take care when screwing aluminum screws. Aluminum suspension parts can bend on accident impact and will not bend back themselves unlike plastic parts.
The most common metal on earth, constituting 8% of the earth's crust but never found naturally in its pure form. Aluminum metal is produced by separating aluminum from oxygen in alumina.
a good conductor, it is used in light, corrosion-resistant alloy
a common metal element found in AMD that oxidizes as a whitish powder at high pH levels.
A light ductile metal that is easy to weld. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. When it is exposed to air, it creates a protective film resistant to corrosion. It is used in alloys with copper, zinc, manganese and magnesium. It is a very versatile metal and so has a wide variety of uses: packaging materials, utensils, auto-bodies, airplanes, building materials, electrical conductors, explosives, fireworks, abrasives, cosmetics, paints, and even food additives. It is a natural component in soil, water, and air. Inhalation of the fine powder can lead to pulmonary fibrosis.
A pure metal, aluminum can be shaped and finished easily. It can be dyed to a brass-like finish, but without the depth and luster of real brass. Aluminum is usually sealed through painting or anodizing to avoid oxidation.
a soft, lightweight metal that occurs naturally in the environment. Many things are made out of aluminum, including soda cans, automobile parts, and electrical equipment.
Eyeglass frame material that is lightweight, yet difficult to solder or weld, limiting its adaptability to different designs.
a silvery gray metal, which is light in weight, easy to shape, does not rust, and is widely used in manufacturing ..... return
A silver-white soft metal, noted for its lightness, high reflectivity, high thermal conductivity, nontoxicity, and corrosion resistance. It is the most abundant metallic element, comprising about 1/12th of the earth's crust. It is never found in nature as an elemental metal, but only in combination with oxygen and other elements. In ordinary commerical and industrial use, the word aluminum is often understood to mean aluminum alloy, rather than the pure metal.
A metal which forms a 12th of the earth's crust. Mined in the form of bauxite ore where it exists primarily in combination with oxygen as alumina.
a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
A natural metal used in treatments, like Drysol, to control sweating by plugging sweat pores.
has good thermal and electrical conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation. Window material choices vary by region. In the Northwest, houses use mostly vinyl and wood windows, whereas in the Southwest, more aluminum windows are used.
A silvery nonferrous metal found in the ore bauxite. It is used in making hard, light, corrosion-resistant materials.
a non-rusting metal sometimes used for metal roofing and flashing.
Pure aluminum is soft and ductile and unsuitable for commercial use but with the addition of other elements such as copper, manganese, magnesium, silicon and zinc, the alloys produced have both strength and good working characteristics for many uses. In addition to flat sheets, aluminum can also be extruded into complex linear profile. (See extrusion).
Metals that display a very high reflectivity to laser light and possess high thermal conductivities. Both of these properties reduce the cutting speeds and the maximum thickness of material that can be cut. Aluminum alloys are most often cut by melt shearing using nitrogen gas.
A light-weight, silver-white metal which can be heated and cast in a mold or cut from sheets and fabricated. It is known for its resistance to corrosion.
Durable metal resistant to tarnish, rust, and corrosion.
A lightweight, corrosion-resistant metal used for vertical and horizontal siding.
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A lightweight and non-rusting metal that is used extensively for bicycle parts. Frames, and components such as rims, stems, handlebars, brakes and drivetrain components.
nonferrous metal, commonly used as handles, that gives the knife a solid feel, without the extra weight. The most common finishing process for aluminum is anodization. The most common form of aluminum is heat treatable T6-6061.
PAINT: A paint, usually solvent-based, that contains aluminum particles and provides a metallic appearance.
A metallic element approximately 65% lighter in weight than iron. It is used as a structural material when alloyed with other elements, or used as a deoxidizer and grain refiner in steels.
A metallic element. Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust; it does not occur free in nature.
A silver white element which, when processed, produces a lightweight and machinable metal. Aluminum is the most widely used metal in the aerospace industry.
A soft, lightweight, silver-white metallic chemical element that is the third most common element. Aluminum is denoted by the symbol Al and has an atomic number of 13, an atomic weight of 26.9815, a melting point of 650°C, and a boiling point of 2450°C. It is highly ductile, malleable, conductive, and resistant to corrosion and wear, and is widely used in alloys for beverage cans, household utensils, aircraft and automobile parts, electrical equipment, and many other products.
A silver-white metal that is ductile and malleable and conducts heat and electricity. Aluminum resists corrosion by forming a protective oxide (alumina) coating. It is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust (about eight percent by weight) and occurs combined with other elements.
A naturally occurring element that makes up about 8% of the surface of the earth and is always found combined with other elements such as oxygen, silicon, and fluorine. Aluminum is is the most common metallic element in the earth's crust but has no clear biologic role. Everyone is exposed to low levels of aluminum from food, air, and water. Exposure to high levels of aluminum may result in respiratory problems (aluminosis). Inhalation of bauxite (aluminum ore) fumes may cause pulmonary fibrosis . Aluminum in the bloodstream may lead to neurological symptoms and may be fatal. See the entire definition of Aluminum
The most common metallic element in the earth's crust. It is present in water and food. It does not appear to have any role in animal and human biology; it is just there. However, it can have toxic effects particularly on the brain and kidneys when present in very high doses in the blood. Aluminum is deposited in the brain and kidneys when blood levels of aluminum are very high, usually due to increased intravenous administration during a medical procedure.
A light weight versatile engineering and construction material that has a high resistance to corrosion and is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Some of it's alloys have strengths greater than steel
(Chemical symbol Al) Element No. 13 of the periodic system;. Atomic weight 26.97; silvery white metal of valence 3; melting point 1220°F.; boiling point approximately 4118°F.; ductile and malleable; stable against normal atmospheric corrosion, but attacked by both acids and alkalis. Aluminum is used extensively in articles requiring lightness, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, etc. Its principal functions as an alloy in steel making are; (1) Deoxidizes efficiently (See Aluminum Killed Steel) (2) Restricts grain growth (by forming dispersed oxides or nitrides) (3) Alloying element in nitriding steel.
A soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance.
A non-rusting metal used in roofing for metal roofing and the fabrication of gutter and flashings.
A bluish silver-white malleable ductile light metallic element that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation.
A silvery-white, metallic element with good conductive and thermal properties.
A pliable, lightweight metal that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation.
A light, corrosion and oxidization resistant, metallic material with high electrical and temperature conductivity.
A common light metal used in sign panels, poles and frames.
Aluminum is a lightweight, silver-white metal. When aluminum was first discovered in the 18th century, it was more valuable than gold. Now inexpensive, aluminum is used in many alloys. Some inexpensive jewelry was made using aluminum.
master alloy element for many titanium alloys. Aluminum is used to stabilize alpha microstructures. Typical alloying weight percentages are from 2 to 7%.
Extruded aluminum is used in several SlideMaster units. Aluminum rails can provide high stiffness while at the same time providing slide unit weights approximately 40% less than steel; and improved corrosion resistance.
A conductive metal used in wafer fabrication to connect the various parts of the circuit.
A silvery, lightweight, easily-worked metal that was used for dolls at the end of the nineteenth century until the early 1920s.
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One of the two principal metals used in cookware; lightweight, excellent conductor of heat and relatively inexpensive.
Aluminum, a nonferrous metal, is an element, chiefly found in bauxite, that is used to create light, strong, and corrosion resistant alloys.
A lightweight, silver-colored metal used extensively in commercial applications, and occasionally by metal artists. In a process called anodizing, aluminum is given a tough porous coating that can be colored with dyes.
An inexpensive, lightweight, silver-white ore with a bluish tinge. Aluminum is primarily found in bauxite, is remarkable for its resistance to oxidation, and is used in many alloys.
An element (Al) and metal of great utility. Once the material of choice for building canoes. Will puncture, bend in rapids, and makes a god-awful noise when dropped on rocks. Leaves its distinctive silvery mark on rocks in shallow water.
PAINT: A Paint that includes aluminum particles and gives a metallic finish when dried.
a lightweight, silver-white, metallic element that makes up approximately 7 percent of the Earth's crust. Aluminum is used in a variety of ways, but perhaps most familiarly in the manufacture of soft drink cans.
A chemical element. Rustproof, non-magnetic, silver-white lightweight metal, which is a good thermal and electrical conductor. It is abundant in the earth's crust. The atomic symbol is AL, atomic number is 13 and its atomic weight is 26.98.
In cookware, a highly conductible metal. Retains heat longer than copper; less expensive than copper. Generally sandwiched between layers of stainless steel or other metal.
atomic symbol, Al, aluminum is the 13th element in the periodic table ( atomic number 13) with an atomic weight of 26.98, aluminum is a metal, an excellent conductor with a resistivity of approximately 2.8µohm-cm, and is commonly used as an interconnect in integrated circuits and sometimes as a P-type dopant due to it's high diffusivity in silicon. Aluminum is commonly deposited by evaporation or sputtering.