Aluminum is one of the most abundant resources on earth and a lightweight but durable metal for multiple uses. Airplanes and trains often use aluminum, combined with other stronger metals, in an effort to lower the weight and increase fuel-efficiency of the vehicles.
In construction, aluminum requires minimal maintenance due to its excellent resistance to corrosion. More buildings and bridges are being built from aluminum instead of steel to reduce the cost and weight of the finished product.
Aluminum is also commonly used in consumer goods, like computers and furniture, as well as foil, frying pans, cans, and many other products.