Category: Aluminum

What Is Anodizing?

Aluminum has an oxide layer that is resistant to corrosion and wear.

Video Blog: 10 Differences Between Aluminum and Stainless Steel

While aluminum and stainless steel may look similar, they are actually very different.

Most Common Uses of Aluminum

Aluminum is the third most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, and the third most abundant element overall.

Which Metals Conduct Heat Best?

Thermal conductivity measures the ability of a metal to conduct heat.

History of Aluminum in the Aerospace Industry

Did you know that Aluminum makes up 75%-80% of a modern aircraft?! The history of aluminum in the aerospace industry goes way back.

Tips for Welding Aluminum

Aluminum is often thought to be hard to weld, however, that’s not entirely true.

The Aluminum Extrusion Process

Aluminum extrusion is widely used in construction, automobile and aircraft manufacture, industrial machinery and consumer goods.

Important Announcement Regarding Sapa Aluminum Products

November 4, 2015 Dear Valued Customer, We have recently learned that test records for certain aluminum extrusions manufactured between 1996 and June 26, 2015 at Sapa Extrusions America’s Portland, Oregon facility were falsified by Sapa employees to indicate that material which had failed test results had in fact passed.