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We just posted a new technical document on our website that delves into details on using threaded fasteners to join zinc diecastings.
The Metal Injection Molding process is a net shape process that forms and sinters metal powder to create high strength components. It is a cost effective process when components are in … more
We just published a comprehensive guide for classifying and troubleshooting zinc die casting defect.
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
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
Eastern Alloys has made progress in alloy development that has resulted in the commercialization of a high strength, creep resistant, hot chamber zinc die casting alloy. Commercial zinc alloys are … more
Zinc die casting technologies are changing and with that comes opportunities for more profitable zinc alloys component manufacturing. A recent NADCA whitepaper discusses 5 key technologies that can … more
Does your process involve welding or other secondary assembly operations? Due to the higher fluidity and the ability to form very complicated parts, many progressive component designers and … more
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
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
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
"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