Aluminum is a versatile material integral to modern life. The metal is found in everything from soda cans to cell phones to window frames to airplanes. The process for making the aluminum that goes into these products is found in the pages within the Industries section. Details about end use products are found in the Product Markets section. To learn more about each stage of the aluminum process, click on the icons below.
The U.S. aluminum industry generates more than $75 billion a year in direct economic impact. When all suppliers and related business functions are taken into account, the industry drives $186 billion in economic impact—more than 1 percent of GDP.