Articles about Zinc Alloys and Zinc Die Casting

In this section of our website we share information about zinc alloys, zinc die casting, industry information, news, marketing strategies for zinc die castings, and other valuable information. Please visit us often to benefit from the latest information.

  • Zinc Die Casting Fact Sheet


    Die Casting Process

    Die casting is one of the most economical processes when designing high volume, complex shaped components.   Typically when volumes reach approximately fifteen thousand … more

  • What is the "Margash" Size Ingot


    Eastern Alloys has sold a smaller "Margash" ingot since the mid 1960's, and it is a product that we continue to sell today to our zinc die casting customers with smaller diecasting machines.   … more

  • Top 5 Reasons to Choose Zinc - #4 Longer Die Life


    Zinc alloys melt at lower temperatures than Aluminum and Magnesium. Therefore Zinc has a much lower corrosive nature to dies and shot end components. The rule of thumb for die life in Zinc Die … more

  • Top 5 Reasons to Choose Zinc - #3 Castability


    The Zinc Die Casting process is known to be a “NET SHAPE PROCESS”. Zinc is more fluid than other casting materials and can therefore form more complicated shapes and tough to fill … more

  • Top 5 Reasons to Choose Zinc - #2 High Strength


    Yield Strength: Zamak 3 (the most common zinc die casting alloy) has a higher yield strength than Al380 (Aluminum die casting alloy) & AZ91D (Magnesium die casting alloy).

    Impact Strength: … more

  • Top 5 Reasons to Choose Zinc - #1 Price


    "First Cost is not Last Cost"It is easy for purchasing agents to get too focused on comparing only material costs, especially in commodity based markets. The Zinc Industry has struggled over the last … more

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