Text icon  TALAT Lecture 1101: Resources and Production of Aluminium

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Description: This lecture illustrates the natural abundance of the element and the history of its extraction from the ore; it shows the properties of pure aluminium, outlines the importance of alloys to commercial development and shows the range of alloys available and their classification; it describes the principal markets for aluminium; it illustrates the basic processes used in the production of primary aluminium and the main fabricating routes used to provide the products needed by manufacturing industry; it outlines the structure of the European aluminium industry and the historical contexts which shaped its growth.
Keywords: production • markets • environment • exploitation • primary aluminium • construction • transportation • properties • packaging • electrical engineering • semi-fabricating • rolling • forging • casting • extrusion
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Extraction & synthesis
Created by: Geoff Budd, Aluminium Federation, Birmingham, UK
European Aluminium Association, Brussels
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 01 January 1999
Date added: 24 September 2009
Resource ID: 2101