Business Type: Trading Company
Handan, Hebei, China
Each ingot weighs approximately 4lbs (3.9lbs-4.1lbs) and measures 1" x 2" x 8.5" with tapered sides. Zamak 3 is the de facto standard for the zamak series of zinc alloys; all other zinc alloys are compared to this alloy. Zamak 3 has the base composition for the zamak alloys (96% zinc, 4% aluminum). It has excellent castability and long term dimensional stability. It is the most common zinc die casting alloy in North America. Usually it's the first choice when considering an alloy for zinc die casting due to its excellent combination of mechanical and physical properties, and superb casting and finishing ability. More than 70% of all North American zinc die castings are made from Zamak 3.
The melting temperature for Zamak 3 is approximately 725 degrees.
Expansion (68F-212F, uin/in/F)
Each ingot weighs approximately 4lbs (3.9lbs -4.1lbs) and measures 1" x 2" x 8.5" with tapered sides. Zamak 5 has the same composition as Zamak 3 with the addition of 1% copper in order to increase strength (by approximately 10%) hardness and corrosive resistance, but reduces ductility. It also has less dimensional accuracy.
Zamak 5 is a commonly used zinc die casting alloy throughout the world due to its combination of strength, ductility and fluidity. The 1% additional copper added to the alloy improves the alloy's mechanical properties. Zamak 5 is more commonly used in Europe than zamak 3
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Q: My order is a small piece, can I come to get it now?
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Q: Can do metal bending, punching, or other fabrication?
At this time we do not provide any fabrication services other than cutting material to size. However, here is a small list of machine shops with a presence on the web that may be able to provide assistance with machining or fabrication.