• Commonly Used Die Casting Alloys

  • Commonly used die casting alloys

     

     

    Die casting alloy properties

    Aluminum die casting alloys

    Zinc-aluminum cast alloys

    Zinc casting alloys

    Magnesium die casting alloys

     

    A360

    A380

    A383

    A413

    ZA-8

    ZA-27

    Zamak 3

    Zamak 5

    AZ91D

    AM60B

    AM50A

    AZ63

    Ultimate Tensile Strength, MPa (ksi)

    300 (44)

    317(46)

    310(45) 

    296 (43) 

    37454.2

    42661.8

    28541.3

    32847.6

    23033.4

    24(35)

    228(33)

    275(39.9)

    Tensile Yield Strength, MPa (ksi)

    170 (24.7)

    159(23)

    152 (22)

    145 (21)

    29042.1

    37153.8

     

     

    15021.8

    131(19)

    124(18)

    130(18.9)

    Elongation (% in.2 in.)

    2.5

    2.5

    3.5

    2.5

    8

    2.5

    10

    7

    3

    13

    15

    5

    Shear Strength, MPa (ksi)

    190 (28)

    195 (28)

    187 (27)

    170 (25)

    27539.9

    32547.1

    21531.2

    26238

    14020

    241(35)

    228 (33)

    145(21)

    Hardness, Brinell

    75

    80

    75

    80

    103

    119

    82

    91

    63

    65

    60

    73

    Thermal Conductivity,
     W/m-K (BTU-in/hr-ft²-F)

    113 (784)

    109 (756)

    96.2(668)

    121 (840)

    115798

    125868

    113784

    62.9437

    72.7505

    61423

    65(451)

    61(423)

    Density, g/cc (lb/in³) 

    2.68(0.097)

    2.76 (0.1)

    2.70(0.098)

    2.66(0.0961)

    6.30.228

    5.020.181

    6.60.238

    6.60.24

    1.80.0654

    1.80.0650)

    1.77(0.0639)

    1.83(0.0661)

    Chemical Properties

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aluminum, Al

    85.1-90.6%

    79.6-89.5%

    79.7-88.5%

    82.2-89.0%

    8%

    27%

    4.10%

    4.20%

    8.5%-9.5%

    5.6%-6.4%

    4.5%-5.3%

    5.3%-6.7%

    Copper, Cu

    <=0.60%

    3.0-4.0%

    2.0-3.0%

    <=1.0%

     

    2.20%

     

     

    <=0.025

    <=0.008

    <=0.008

    <=0.02

    Iron, Fe

    <=2.0%

    <=2.0%

    <=1.30%

    <=2.0%

     

     

     

     

    <=0.004

    <=0.004

    <=0.004

    <=0.003

    Magnesium, Mg

    0.40

    -0.60%

    <=0.10%

    <=0.10%

    <=0.10%

    0.02%

    0.02%

    0.04%

    0.03%

    -0.06%

     

     

     

     

    Manganese, Mn

    <=0.35%

    <=0.50%

    <=0.50%

    <=0.35%

     

     

     

     

    0.17%-0.4%

    0.26%-0.5%

    0.28%-0.5%

    0.15%-0.17%

    Nickel, Ni

    <=0.50%

    <=0.50%

    <=0.30%

    <=0.50%

     

     

     

     

    <=0.001%

    <=0.001%

    <=0.001%

    <=0.002%

    Other, total

    <=0.25%

    <=0.50%

    <=0.50%

    <=0.25%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Silicon, Si

    9.0-10.0%

    7.50-9.50%

    9.50-11.5%

    11.0-13.0%

     

     

     

     

    <=0.08%

    <=0.08%

    <=0.08%

    <=0.1%

    Tin, Sn

    <=0.15%

    <=0.35%

    <=0.15%

    <=0.15%

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Zinc, Zn

    <=0.50%

    <=3.0%

    <=3.0%

    <=0.50%

    91%

    71%

    96%

    95%

    0.45%

    -0.9%

    <=0.2%

    <=0.2%

    2.5%-3.5%

     

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