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Benefits of Zamak and ZA-8

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Inventix Manufacturing uses zinc alloys in the die casting process because of their exceptional strength, durability and cost-effectiveness. These zinc materials have proven successful in an unlimited range of applications — from flawless chrome components for top-of-the-line motorcycles to complex, interlocking parts for sophisticated locking mechanisms.

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We use four top-quality zinc alloys — Zamak 3, Zamak 5, ZA-8 and Zamak 2 — because they offer unique advantages for creating high-precision die castings.

  • Zamak 3: As the most popluar zinc alloy, Zamak 3 features exceptional ductility and impact strength. It works very well with multiple plating and finishing options.
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  • Zamak 5: Typically used in automotive and small-engine applications, Zamak 5 exhibits excellent creep resistance, hardness and strength.
  • ZA-8: Even stronger than Zamak 3 and 5, ZA-8 is the ideal choice for hot chamber casting projects. It also works well with multiple plating and finishing options.
  • Zamak 2: Compared to other Zamak alloys, Zamak 2 offers higher creep performance and long-term strength and hardness. It serves as an excellent bearing material and has been known to eliminate the need for bushings and wear inserts in die cast components.
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Zamak 3, Zamak 5, ZA-8, and Zamak 2 are well-suited for the die casting process due to their ability to:

  • Produce very thin walls and near net shapes
  • Achieve high levels of accuracy
  • Offer temperature flexibility up to 150° F
  • Provide reliability with superior bearing properties
  • Exhibit increased wear resistance  

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