MakeItFrom.com
Menu (ESC)

C28500 Muntz Metal vs. ZC63A Magnesium

C28500 Muntz Metal belongs to the copper alloys classification, while ZC63A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is C28500 Muntz Metal and the bottom bar is ZC63A magnesium.

Metric UnitsUS Customary Units

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 100
48
Elongation at Break, % 20
3.3
Poisson's Ratio 0.3
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 40
19
Shear Strength, MPa 320
130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 520
220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 380
130

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 170
330
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 110
98
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 900
550
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 890
470
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 390
950
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
26

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 33
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 22
13
Density, g/cm3 7.9
2.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 2.7
22
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 46
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 320
920

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 94
6.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 700
190
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 7.3
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 20
58
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 33
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
12

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 57 to 59
2.4 to 3.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.25
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
89.2 to 91.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.25 to 0.75
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.010
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 39.5 to 43
5.5 to 6.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.9
0 to 0.3