Eastern Alloys, Inc. Alloys (ZA-8, ZA-12, ZA-27 Alloys), Zinc Ingot

By: Eastern Alloys  11-11-2011
Keywords: Alloys, Die Casting

Diecasting Alloys

Eastern Alloys manufactures the complete range of ZAMAK alloys developed for the die casting process. ZAMAK alloys were first developed during the 1920's by The New Jersey Zinc Company. The name ZAMAK draws upon the basic metallurgy of the alloy group: Z-Zinc, A-Aluminum, MA-Magnesium, and K-Kopper (e.g., German). In the United States, ZAMAK 3 is the most common alloy for hot chamber die casting. With a combination of superior mechanical properties and low melting/manufacturing costs, it fulfills the needs for most die casting applications. Other ZAMAK alloys include ZAMAK 2, ZAMAK 5, and ZAMAK 7. Common to each alloy is a consistent Aluminum content range, however, the alloys differ in specification by varying amounts of copper, magnesium, and nickel - resulting in different mechanical and physical properties.

Keywords: Alloys, Die Casting

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