Aluminium in electrical engineering and electronics
Aluminium can be found as a material in practically all areas of electrical engineering and electronics. Besides its electrical conductivity, it is mainly the wide range of methods of manufacture that offer numerous benefits. Aluminium is used as an electrical conductor, a structural element and as a conductor of heat.
Energy for rail transport
Aluminium’s conductivity, which is three and a half times greater than that of conventional systems for conducting electricity, coupled with extremely high abrasion resistance is the basis for a particularly reliable supply of electricity to underground and suburban railways. This only requires a strip of stainless steel a few millimetres thick, which is co-extruded with an aluminium profile and therefore metallically bonded; given the growth in investments in rail transport worldwide, this is clearly a growth market.