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January 3, 2011 - ASTM International Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys is working on proposed standard ASTM WK30745, Specification for Zinc Alloys for Spin Casting. Being developed by Subcommittee B02.04 on Zinc and Cadmium, use of this standard will allow production of castings that consistently meet ASTM B952. Interested parties are invited to join in development of ASTM WK30745, especially those interested in assistance in mechanical and physical testing of alloys.

Proposed New ASTM Specification Will Cover Zinc Alloys for Spin Casting

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Press release date: December 29, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International Committee B02 on Nonferrous Metals and Alloys is currently working on a proposed new ASTM International standard for zinc alloys being used for spin casting.

The proposed standard, ASTM WK30745, Specification for Zinc Alloys for Spin Casting, is being developed by Subcommittee B02.04 on Zinc and Cadmium.

According to Bernard Potts, president of Village Casting Inc., and a member of B02, the use of the proposed new standard will allow for the production of castings that consistently meet ASTM B952, Specification for Zinc Alloys in Ingot Form for Spin Casting.

All interested parties are invited to join in the development of ASTM WK30745. Potts notes that the subcommittee is particularly interested in assistance in mechanical and physical testing of the alloys. This data will help in developing an ASTM specification for the castings produced using these alloys.

The subcommittee also welcomes participation on currently proposed revisions to ASTM B952.

ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, visit

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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ASTM Committee B02 Next Meeting: May 16-18, 2011, May Committee Week, Anaheim, Calif.

Technical Contact: Bernard Potts, Village Casting Inc., Clarkston, Mich., Phone: 248-303-5270;

ASTM Staff Contact: Daniel Smith, Phone: 610-832-9727;

ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603;
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