Pipes, cables, aluminum-sheets|
cars, rockets, airplanes
The oxide quickly formed in surface of the pure metal turns it ideal for a lot of decoration applications. Because it has high electrical conductivity, ductility and low atomic mass, it is frequently used in electrical transmission lines. The metal has also been used in the coating of telescope mirrors, as well as in the production of aluminum foils, used in the packing of victuals. In the pure form, the metal has a small mechanical resistance, being therefore generally used in alloys with copper, manganese, silicon, magnesium and zinc, with a wide range of mechanical properties. These alloys are used in construction, airplane and automobile structures, traffic signs, heat dissipatives, storage deposits, bridges and kitchen utensils.