Die casting is the process most often used for shaping zinc alloys. This article tabulates the compositions of zinc casting alloys and comparison of typical mechanical properties of zinc casting alloys. It discusses additions of alloys to the zinc, including aluminum, magnesium, copper, and iron. The article illustrates a characteristic five-layer microstructure of zinc alloy casings. It discusses the various methods of finishing of zinc alloy die castings, including chromium plating, polishing, painting, and electropainting. The article describes the casting of inserts and their uses in the zinc. It concludes with information on the applications of zinc die castings.
Frank E. Goodwin, Zinc and Zinc Alloy Castings, Casting, Vol 15, ASM Handbook, Edited By Srinath Viswanathan, Diran Apelian, Raymond J. Donahue, Babu DasGupta, Michael Gywn, John L. Jorstad, Raymond W. Monroe, Mahi Sahoo, Thomas E. Prucha, Daniel Twarog, ASM International, 2008, p 1095–1099, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005333
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