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Zinc Die Cast Cars

Zinc die cast cars and toys have been a collectable tradition since the early to mid 20th century. All sorts of toys are made using the die casting process, such as cars, trucks, planes, construction equipment, and trains. Like any zinc die cast part, toys are also created with the process of injection molding. Zinc…

ZA-8

What is ZA-8?

Zinc alloys are manufactured with zinc as the base while also containing small and precise traces of die cast metals such as copper, aluminum, magnesium, etc. ZA-8 is a zinc alloy in the zinc aluminum (ZA) family. ZA alloys were originally developed for gravity casting in the 1970’s. In the 1980’s ZA alloys evolved into…

EZAC

What is EZAC?

EZAC is an Eastern Alloys trademarked zinc alloy, and is the most recently developed zinc die cast alloy. This zinc-based alloy contains specific additions of copper and aluminum to give it unique properties and characteristics when used in zinc die casting. Further details can be found at following link. https://www.eazall.com/ezac EZAC is considered to be…

ZAMAK

What is ZAMAK?

ZAMAK is a type of zinc alloy that consists of aluminum, magnesium, copper, and of course zinc. This alloy family contains copper, but is spelled with a K. This is because the acronym ZAMAK uses the German spelling: Zink, Magnesium, Aluminum, and Kupfer. That being said, ZAMAK is some times spelled ZAMAC with an English…

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Zinc Die Casting Technology

Zinc die casting in North America continues to advance through the use of technology. Technology innovations in the zinc die casting industry allow molds and machines to be more productive and efficient. Fluid velocity, cavity fill time, and pressure are measured in actual time by many monitoring instruments to ensure that high quality castings are…