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%