Aluminum, besides being an ample resource that the earth provides for us, also has a number of other benefits that make it a favorite among manufacturers of various materials. Aluminum, because it is so abundant, is one of the cheapest materials available today. Aluminum is a widely used material in almost every industry due to its exceptional versatility. The popularity of aluminum also stems from its resistance to corrosion, which can also be increased when it is alloyed with other elements as well as through other processes. This is extremely helpful when you are using aluminum in extremely corrosive environments, where other materials simply cannot be used.
Aluminum has a remarkably low density, yet it still demonstrates exceptional strength. This makes it ideal for products that require a low weight material that is also durable and reliable, such as in aircraft components. Along with its lightweight, aluminum can also be easily formed and machined into different shapes according to various design requirements. Aluminum also has an ease of connectivity, meaning that it can be easily welded, glued and essentially joined together using a variety of methods. Since a big portion of what tubing is used for is to transport liquids and heat, the fact that aluminum possesses high heat conductivity makes it a top choice for many heat transferring purposes.