ACuZinc was developed by General Motors in the 1990's and has improved tensile strength, hardness and creep performance compared to the Zamak alloys. Its strength, hardness and wear properties are comparable to ZA-12. Although ACuZinc can be cast in a hot chamber die casting machine, it is known to be more difficult to cast with a higher wear rate of the shot end components in the die casting machine.
Typical Die Cast Mechanical Properties
|UTS: ksi (MPa)||Yield Strength: ksi (MPa)||Elongation: %||Hardness: Brinell||Modulus of Elasticity: psi x 10^6|
|59 (407)||49 (338)||6||105-125||14.5|
Typical Die Cast Physical Properties
|Density: lb/in^3 (g/cc)||Melt Range: deg F (deg C)||Electrical Conduct: %IACS||Specific Heat: BTU/lb/deg F||Die Shrinkage: in/in|
|0.248 (6.851)||750-925 (399-496) est||26.9||0.1057||0.0075|
|Ingot (ASTM B240)||2.8-3.3||.035-.050||5.2-6.0||.05 max||.004 max||.003 max||.002max||-||balance|
|Die Cast (ASTM B86)||2.5-3.3||.025-.05||5.0-6.0||.075 max||.005 max||.004 max||.003 max||-||balance|
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