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Mold Base Alloys


Semco manufactures Kirksite Alloy. The alloy has moderate strength and good abrasion resistance due to it's self-lubricating properties, but limited life. Kirksite is for gravity casting of tools and tool applications, plastic injection and molding inserts.

Chemical Specification (per ASTM B240-07)
  Kirksite
Aluminum (Al) 3.9 - 4.3
Copper (Cu) 2.67- 3.3
Magnesium (Mg) 0.025 - 0.050
Lead (Pb) 0.004 Max
Tin (Sn) 0.0015 Max
Cadmium (Cd) 0.003 Max
Iron (Fe) 0.035 Max
Zinc (Zn) Balance

Mechanical Properties
Alloy Property   Kirksite
Ultimate Tensile Strength psi x 103
(Mpa)
52
(359)
Yield Strendth 0.2% Offset psi x 103
(Mpa)
NA
Elongation (% in 2") 7
Shear Strength psi x 103
(Mpa)
46
(317)
Hardness (Brinell) 100
Impact Strength ft-lb
(J)
352
(47)
Fatigue Strength Rotory Bend (% x 108 cycles) psi x 103
(Mpa)
8.5
(58.6)
Compressice Yield Strength 0.1% Offset psi x 103
(Mpa)
936
(641)

Physical Properties
Alloy Property   Kirksite
Density lb/in3
(Kg/m3)
0.24
(6600)
Melting Range Fo
Co
715 - 734
379 - 390
Electrical Conductivity % IACS 25
Thermal Conductivity Btu/ft-hr Fo
(W/m K)
60.5
(105)
Pattern Shrinkage in/in or m/m 0.006
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