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    ASTM B989 - 14

    Standard Specification for High Fluidity (HF) Zinc-Aluminum Alloy in Ingot Form for Thin Wall Die Castings

    Active Standard ASTM B989 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04

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    This specification covers the chemical requirements for commercial high fluidity zinc-aluminum alloys in ingot form for remelting for the manufacture of thin wall pressure die castings. A table designates and specifies the requirements for aluminum, magnesium, copper, iron, lead, cadmium, tin, and zinc. The ingots shall conform to the requirements as to chemical composition as prescribed in this table. The specification also covers methods for the determination of chemical composition; dimensions, mass, and permissible variation; and shapes and sizes.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers a commercial zinc-aluminum alloy in ingot form for remelting for the manufacture of thin wall pressure die castings as designated and specified in Table 1.

    1.2 Systems of nomenclature used to designate zinc and zinc-aluminum (ZA) alloys used for casting are described in Appendix X1.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B897 Specification for Configuration of Zinc and Zinc Alloy Jumbo, Block, Half Block, and Slab Ingot

    B899 Terminology Relating to Non-ferrous Metals and Alloys

    B908 Practice for the Use of Color Codes for Zinc Casting Alloy Ingot

    B949 Specification for General Requirements for Zinc and Zinc Alloy Products

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E536 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Zinc and Zinc Alloys

    ISO Standards

    ISO 3815–1 Zinc and zinc alloys -- Part 1: Analysis of solid samples by optical emission spectrometry

    ISO 3815–2 Zinc and zinc alloys -- Part 2: Analysis by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.10 (Aluminium and aluminium alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 31102602(Zinc high pressure die casting)

    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0989-14

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B989-14, Standard Specification for High Fluidity (HF) Zinc-Aluminum Alloy in Ingot Form for Thin Wall Die Castings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2014,

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