Metal and Alloys

Is aluminium stronger than steel?

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2011-09-13 00:41:23

Nope, to check this answer, do an experiment: hammer a piece of

aluminum foil. You will see that it creases easily wheres steel

cannot be broken down easily.

However, aluminum is also more light-weight than steel. Aluminum

is cheaper to manufacture, easier to bend as needed into a variety

of shapes, can be shipped more easily (less weight=less cost), and

makes many items lighter in weight (cars, airplanes, etc.)

The one big drawback is that cars used to have steel bumpers.

Since most are now steel or plastic, and bumpers are often the

first to make contact with another car or object, the bumper is

less sturdy now than when it was steel.

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