From Glossary of Metalworking Terms

Chapter Z: Z Zr

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z
(1) Symbol for compression factor; (2) symbol for a rectangular or cylindrical coordinate.
Z-alloy
Alloys containing 93% aluminum, 6.5% nickel, 0.5% titanium. A bearing metal.
Zamak-3
A proprietary trade name for a die-casting zinc alloy containing 95.96% zinc, 4% aluminum, and 0.04% magnesium.
Zamak-5
A proprietary trade name for a die- and sand-casting zinc alloy containing 95.96% zinc, 4% aluminum, 1% copper, and 0.04% magnesium.
zelco
An alloy containing 83% zinc, 15% aluminum, and 2% copper, used as a solder for aluminum and its alloys.
zero
The complete absence of a particular quantity. By convention zero (or null) is considered a natural number.
zero-defect
A term used to describe improvements in the manufacturing process or operation whose goal is to produce products with no defects.
zeta (Z or ?)
The sixth letter of the Greek alphabet.
Zilloy -15
A proprietary trade name for an alloy containing 98.99% zinc and 1% copper, and 0.010% magnesium, used for structural material.
Zilloy -40
A proprietary trade name for an alloy containing 99% zinc and 1% copper.
zimalloy
An alloy containing cobalt and chromium.
zinc
CAS number: 7440-66-6. Used as an alloying element in brass, etc. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures. Between 212-300 F/100-149 C it is ductile and malleable, and becomes brittle again at about 410 F/210 C. Cast zinc's tensile strength is about 5,000-6,000 1b/in 2. Used for as an alloying element in brass, bronze, and die-casting alloys, galvanizing and hot-dipping iron and other metals, electroplating, metal spraying, automotive...
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Nonferrous Metals and Alloys
Nonferrous metals and alloys are non-iron-based metals or alloys used for a wide range of applications.
Master Alloys and Alloying Additives
Master alloys and alloying additives are alloy element concentrates, grain refiners, hardeners, deoxidants and other agents added into a melt or metal powder blend to produce a particular alloy, modify a melt or alter processing characteristics.
Zinc and Zinc Alloys
Zinc and zinc alloys are non-ferrous alloys that are used widely in the production of die cast components.
Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
Magnesium and magnesium alloys are nonferrous metals with low density, good ductility, moderate strength, and good corrosion resistance.

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