ZA-8 is a zinc-base foundry alloy capable of being sand, permanent mold gravity or die cast (hot-chamber machine). ZA-8 should be the first choice when considering die casting the ZA family (3 alloys) due to its cost effective hot-chamber castability. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, hardness, elasticity, tensile properties, and compressive and shear strength as well as fracture toughness, creep, and fatigue. It also includes information on corrosion resistance as well as casting, heat treating, machining, joining, and surface treatment. Filing Code: Zn-35. Producer or source: Noranda Sales Corporation. Originally published November 1980, revised October 1991. See also Zn-48, January 1990.