One of the most important applications for scandium is it use for the manufacture of ferrites with low induction for computer memory elements. Scandium is interesting as a structural material for aerospace engineering – scandium has a density close to aluminum and a melting point 2.5 times higher.
Small additions of scandium have the most promising effect on aluminum alloys. It allows materials with a significantly improved set of properties to be obtained. The addition of scandium in various metals and alloys significantly modifies their properties (strength, corrosion resistance, electrical and magnetic properties) that allow for the production of unique materials and super-hard materials.
Aluminum-scandium alloys are used in many spheres, where high-strength materials are required, including sports equipment (bikes, baseball bats, etc.). The application of scandium alloys in aircraft and rockets allows the abrupt improvement of the reliability of exploited systems.