You may not realize it, but aluminum is a product that you interact with on a daily basis. From wrapping leftovers in the kitchen, to unwrapping a chocolate candy, to driving in your car and flying on an airplane, aluminum is used almost everywhere.

Why Choose Aluminum?

Alumninum’s versatility and sustainability make it a metal of choice for many applications. It can be used for:

  • Goods and medical packaging
  • Transportation uses like car airbags and airplanes
  • Household appliances like air conditioners
  • Building materials

Heavy-gauge aluminum plate is also used for electrical and transportation applications, like transformers and substations, thanks to aluminum’s high conductivity.

Benefits of Aluminum

In addition to its versatility, aluminum is relatively lightweight, yet strong. It is also less expensive compared to other metals. Here are a few additional benefits of choosing aluminum:

Aluminum sheets

High Electrical Conductivity

In its pure form, aluminum’s electrical conductivity is 65 percent of the International Annealed Copper Standard. The metal’s conductivity can change when the composition of the material is altered to create alloys.


Aluminum is the third-most abundant element in the Earth’s core and is recyclable. The lifecyle of aluminum is relatively long — nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today.

Corrosion Resistance

When aluminum is exposed to air, it develops a hard film called aluminum oxide, which protects the material from corrosion. This can extend the product’s lifecyle by guarding it from elements such as rain.

Aluminum Bus Pipe

Because of aluminum’s high conductivity, aluminum bus pipe is commonly used for construction of electrical components and to connect high- and low-voltage equipment, such as electrical substations.

Aluminum Bus Pipe Finishes

While there are many surface finishes for aluminum bus pipe, the standard option is the extruded mill finish. High-voltage applications may require specialized finishes to protect the product and enable it to function under extreme conditions. 

Learn more about aluminum bus pipe uses and finishes.

Aluminum Bus Pipe Sizing

Aluminum bus pipe from Three D Metals is available in stock lengths, but we can also accommodate custom orders up to 50 feet. If you send us your specifications, we will be happy to accommodate your design.

Explore Our Aluminum Products

At Three D Metals, we specialize in aluminum bus pipe used for substations, manufacturing industries, and utilities organizations. You can find alloys 6063, 6061, and 6101.

We also carry the following aluminum products:

Aluminum bus bar, angle, web, and shapes

Aluminum coil

Aluminum round rod

Aluminum plate

Aluminum sheet

Aluminum bus bar, angle, web, and shapes

Aluminum coil

Aluminum round rod

Aluminum plate

Aluminum sheet

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