Nonferrous Metals Committee Develops First Zinc Alloy Spin Casting Standard
ASTM International Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys has responded to a worldwide need for a spin casting standard by developing
B 952, Specification for Zinc Alloys in Ingot Form for Spin Casting. The new standard is under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee B02.04 on Zinc and Cadmium.
Image courtesy of Precision Technologies, Inc.
“If a purchaser orders a zinc alloy that is covered in B 952, they can be assured of a consistent chemistry that is traceable and will give them a product that has taken away a variable that could affect the quality and production of the spin casting,” says Bernard Potts, a B02.04 member and the working owner of Village Casting, Inc.
Potts says that design engineers, casting purchasers and spin casters will all benefit from the use of B 952 because materials will be standardized and of known chemistry with traceability, which will result in better quality parts.
All interested parties are invited to join any of Committee B02’s subcommittees. “Involvement of end users would be welcomed because they know what they need,” says Potts. “We’re seeking hands-on knowledge of technical writing, designing and engineering, all with metal-working backgrounds.” According to Potts, the next proposed standard being considered for development by Subcommittee B02.04 would state the mechanical and physical properties of the casting produced by the spin casting process. //
Bernard Potts, Village Casting, Inc.,
ASTM Staff: Jeffrey Adkins
May 5-7, 2008
May Committee Week