zinc alloys

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 12:57

Alloys Used in Die Casting

As a fabrication process, die casting is notable for its capacity to manufacture parts with a high degree of uniformity, close design accuracy, and quality surface finishes. In many cases, die casting can reduce or eliminate the need for post-production machining, raising the cost-efficiency of the process and shortening fabrication time. While it may be difficult to die cast sturdier metals, such as certain grades of steel, there are many other types of alloys well-suited for die casting methods.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 09:25

Composition of casting zamak

Zinc alloys foundry under pressure are the most common zamak zamak 3 and 5. They are transformed into hot chamber die casting. Other alloys with higher aluminum content (ZA8, ZA12, ZA27, ...) are much less used.


Zamak alloyZamak 2Zamak 3Zamak 5ZA 8ZA12ZA27
Designation ZP0430 ZP0400 ZP0410 ZP0810 ZP1110 ZP2720
Standard ZP2 ZP3 ZP5 ZP8 ZP12 ZP27
Symbol ZnAl4Cu3 ZnAl4 ZnAl4Cu1 ZnAl8Cu1    

Former name:

The former name was zinc alloys:

ItemZamak 2Zamak 3Zamak 5ZA 8ZA12
France Z-A4U3 Z-A4 Z-A4U1 Z-A8U1  
UK   Alliage A Alliage B    
Germany Z430 Z400 Z410    
Italy ZnAlCu3 G-G-ZnAl4 G-ZnAl4Cu1 G-ZnAl8Cu1 G-ZnAl11Cu1

Terms zamak 3, Zamak 5 ZA8, ZA12 and ZA27 are very commonly used worldwide in both Europe and the US. The name zinc alloys (foundry under pressure) is more "standardized" global than that of aluminum alloys (Al Si9Cu3 A380 in Europe and the USA). Probably due to a greater historical age of the industrial use of zinc alloys.

Functional properties

Zamak alloyZamak 2Zamak 3Zamak 5ZA 8
Standard ZL2 ZL3 ZL5 ZL8
Symbol ZnAl4Cu3 ZnAl4 ZnAl4Cu1 ZnAl8Cu1
Density 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.3
Interval 379-389 382-387 379-388 375-404
Conductivity 119 113 110 115
Coeff dil 2.7.8 27.4 27.4 23.2
Cond IACS 25 27 26 27.7
Young mod 119 113 110 115
Rm (MPa) 355 330 355 370
Rp0.2 (MPa) 270 200 250 220
Fatigue 60 56 60 100

(*) Coefficient of thermal expansion (.mu.m / mK)
CThermal conductivity (W / mK)
Rm - Tensile strength (MPa)
Rp0.2 - Yield strength (MPa)
Fatigue Fatigue resistance (10 cycles E8 MPa)

Fuente: My little blog fonderie

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:22

Markets zinc diecasting

Zinc formed in die casting is used in many industries ranging from automotive to electronics through the building. Le zinc transformé en fonderie sous pression offre de nombreux avantages (précision dimensionnelle, revêtement de surface, résistance mécanique importante, grande série économique, ...) Zinc die casting turned into many advantages (dimensional accuracy, surface coating, high mechanical strength, high economic series, ...)

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Surely you've ever been curious question or the difference between the different metals used for casting. Which has the highest hardness, What is the most elastic metal?, What are its physical properties?, ...

To put aside any doubts or questions, here you can download a very complete table where you can compare all the metal (zinc alloys, aluminum alloys, magnesium, brass, steel and plastic) in all its aspects, starting with the mechanical properties (yield strength, resistance to tensile strength, impact strength, ...), hardness, physical properties (density, conductivity, resistance, heat, ...) output data (minimum thickness wall, mold life, range of the production speed, ...).



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