New Alloys And Plating Systems Through Zinc Research 660050
Two new zinc casting alloys have been developed to add to the family of zinc alloys in use for decades. A zinc-copper-titanium alloy (ILZRO 14) offers a cold chamber casting alloy with excellent casting characteristics, low porosity and superior surface finish with very good creep resistance for supra-ambient temperature applications. A gravity casting zinc-12% Al alloy (ILZRO 12) provides outstanding performance for prototype production as well as for limited production runs when tooling costs prohibit the use of die castings.
These developments linked to existing die casting and wrought zinc alloys, combined with superior plating systems now available, provide improved design and styling flexibility and outstanding service performance.