Die caster Eastern Alloys targets auto market

Mar 05, 2013 | 12:46 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  Eastern Alloys, Ryan Winter, zinc, zinc alloys, EZAC, automotive, LED, medical devises Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Eastern Alloys Inc. is looking to push its new zinc alloy to the automotive industry this year, Ryan Winter, manager of customer engineered services, told AMM.

The Maybrook, N.Y.-based die caster’s EZAC alloy—made primarily of zinc, aluminum and copper—has a number of appealing traits for automakers, including creep resistance, strength and hardness, Winter said.

Zinc alloys have previously had issues with creep—when a part deforms over time in extreme temperatures—and, therefore, aren’t used in under-the-hood automotive applications, where parts are exposed to hot temperatures and significant stress.....





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