Aluminum has a very high melting point – 1,220F, to be exact. Making it one of the highest melting points. Tungsten being the highest melting points at well over 2700F. This fact makes aluminum a perfect match for cooking, and aircraft components.
The thickness of the side of an aluminum can is about the same as that of a human hair. It is possible to produce cans 3 times thinner and still hold soft drink; it’s the stacking and handling issue that determines the cans thickness.
The industry that uses the most aluminum is the beverage industry, followed by extrusion for household goods such as railings and window frames, followed thirdly by industrial and lastly automotive parts.