It may come as a surprise to many, but the relationship between manufacturing and transportation is quite close. How could that be? The answer is simple. Most of the transportation methods and tools of the modern era are manufactured products!
The Street Car
In many cities across Canada and the United States, street cars travel up and down the downtown roads to provide people with easy methods of travel and transportation. But, let’s consider this. What are these street cars made of? They are made of aluminum! Furthermore, they are made of extruded aluminum! How they are made is another story. However, it suffices to say that aluminum extrusion and extruded aluminium shapes form the bulk of the metal that is needed for the street car manufacturing. That seems like a fairly close and important relationship.
Travelling in France
One of the things that you will notice about traveling in France is that most of the transportation between cities is done by train. In fact, high-speed trains are one of the most effective and efficient methods of transportation between many cities in Europe. So, again, let’s take a look at what these trains are made of. And how are they manufactured? The answer again goes back to aluminum extrusion manufacturing. These trains are made by companies such as the Canadian Locomotive Company where extruded aluminum shapes are put together to form the body of the train.
Furthermore, in Toronto, Canada, there is a new push to use trains as a method of transportation by companies such as Bombardier and other manufacturers that use the process of extrusion of aluminum to its maximum benefits.
The benefits of aluminum manufacturing extend to many areas in the travel industry. Even boats can now be made of this durable and light metal. In Canada, Signature Aluminum has been one of the leading manufacturers of aluminum products. They have also provided the marketplace with aluminum extrusion processes that are vital to many other industries that depend on, and need, a strong metal as the core of its needs.
Further use of extruded aluminum products also happens in the aerospace industry as well as the car industry. These two vital areas are so dependent on the use of aluminium extrusions to the point that if the supply of the metal were to stop, the industry itself would come to a halt.
No matter what the technological advances are, there is always the way to improve, and the revolution that is happening in the world today is one where every process and every manufacturing system is optimized and improved. Using aluminum instead of other metals is becoming such an important part of this improvement process, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.