Marine & Rail

Technical Information on Aluminum in Marine & Rail

In addition to traditional transportation applications for aluminum in the automotive and aerospace sectors, the metal is also commonly used in marine and rail applications. Below are several technical documents on aluminum's use in this space.


Marine Technical Information
Corrosion-resistant and light-weight, aluminum is a popular material for marine vessels. The documents below provide background and data on aluminum at sea.


Rail Technical Information
This article from industry publication Light Metal Age highlights use of aluminum in the rail industry.

 

NASA’s next space vehicle will be built with aluminum.

The Orion MPCV (Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle) will serve as NASA’s next-generation space exploration vehicle. Lockheed Martin chose aluminum-lithium for construction of the primary structures of the spacecraft. 

News

December 6, 2017
Aluminum Demand Totals 26.4 Billion Pounds in U.S. & Canada; 28 Percent Satisfied by Imports